Teaming Up with TSS for Bullet Proof Glass Installation

United Way Youth Center

Many glaziers are hesitant to work with a national bullet proof glass specialist like Total Security Solutions.  Part of this may just be a matter of attitude: Why partner with a specialist?  Glazing is glazing.  But for others, calling someone like Total Security Solutions feels a little too much like swimming with sharks. “They’re worried

Applied Graphics Provide High-End Aesthetic to Standard Bulletproof Barrier

Brown Forman

It’s understandable that many perceive the use of bulletproof glass as obtrusive or ugly. Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards travels extensively, and everywhere he goes he sees terrible bulletproof glass installations. These range from awkward angles and ugly finishes to downright dangerous lapses in design. “I see all kinds of stuff all the time,”

Bullet Proof Glass for Small­ Business Owners


Family-run pharmacies, 24-hour gas stations/convenience stores, check cashers, jewelers, gold buyers, pawn shops, cell phone stores: Different products, different business models, different customer bases and hours of operations, different regulations, different trade groups—seemingly nothing in common.  But as Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards points out, “different businesses, same security.”  Over the course of decades

Small Businesses: An Ounce of Prevention Is More Affordable Than You Think

Liberty Coin

Total Security Solutions understands the pressures on small and mid-sized businesses.  Security measures like bulletproof glass, bullet resistant counters, bulletproof package passers, and bulletproof transaction windows might seem like extra expenses that are hard to justify. But constantly worrying about the safety of your workers isn’t a great alternative.  Total Security Solutions is committed to

Optically Clear Aluminum Provides Bulletproof Protection

aluminum oxynitride

While the U.S. Navy is busy with the development of a new bulletproof material called Spinel, Surmet Corporation is already commercially producing its own version called ALON®. Technically known as aluminum oxynitride, Star Trek fans may be more familiar with the term “transparent aluminum” first proposed by Scotty in the 1986 movie, Star Trek IV: The

Total Security Solutions Teams with Government Contractors

California Water District Stockton

Government construction contracts are big jobs with lots of trades involved: electricians, plumbers, teams of carpenters and roofers, and more.  In the scope of such a huge job, the bullet resistant portion is likely fairly small–just a couple entryways, maybe a reception area or some exterior windows.  But these government jobs are more complicated than

Embracing Bullet Proof Projects in Government Construction Contracts

Tuscaloos County Sheriff's Office

Many experienced government building contractors are hesitant to pick up projects that require a bullet resistant barrier.  The high expectations and detailed specifications and regulations that come with any government contract can be headache enough, let alone the responsibility of building a facility that can resist highly motivated attackers.  Even though the barrier itself is

Acrylic Takes Architecture to New Depths

poseidon resort aquarium bedroom

Fourteen years after initial construction began on the Poseidon Undersea Resort in Fiji, an opening date still has yet to be set. However, more than 150,000 people have already registered to be the first guests. Located forty feet under the sea and outfitted with 25 guest suites, the resort provides unbeatable panoramic views of the

Navy Researchers Develop Superior Bulletproof “Glass”

bulletproof spinel

There are currently three main forms of commercially-produced bulletproof glass: acrylic, polycarbonate and glass-clad polycarbonate. Bulletproof acrylic is comprised of one solid sheet of acrylic that is at least 1″ thick. Ballistic polycarbonate and glass-clad polycarbonate security glass are manufactured by layering sheets of glass with sheets of polycarbonate which are then tempered and laminated

Glaziers: The Feet on the Streets

California Water District Stockton

Total Security Solutions has installed custom bullet proof barrier systems throughout North America for decades.  Today they are among the fastest-growing private companies in the United States–and they didn’t get there by loading up a truck with bullet resistant glass and driving from town to town. One of the keys to TSS’s success has been