Total Security Solutions Ranks No. 2977 on the 2016 Inc. 500|5000 List

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Inc. magazine recently ranked Total Security Solutions No. 2977 on its 35th annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at an important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, LinkedIn, and many others gained early exposure as members of the
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Breathtaking Glass Skywalks

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The last two years have been marked by a rapid growth in the construction of death-defying glass skywalks, with more than five built in China alone. With each new glass-bottom exhibit comes a challenge to build it higher, longer and more terrifying. Completed in September 2015, the Haohan Qiao or “Brave Man’s Bridge” is suspended
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Critical Infrastructure Protection: U.S. Data Centers and Ballistic Barriers

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As Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards recently noted, “data is where the value is,” making data centers an attractive target for a wide variety of bad actors—from teams of criminal hackers to the Kremlin and other foreign agencies. Even seemingly non-critical services—like Twitter—have become vital resources during disasters and emergencies. As off-site data storage
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Today’s Police Body Armor: Overt, Lighter, Smaller.

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As domestic threats continue to increase, so does the need for better protection for law enforcement officers (LEOS). While many advances have been made since the first bullet-resistant vests were developed, it should be noted that the vests worn by most patrol officers or regular duty officers do not stop every type of bullet, nor is any vest entirely bulletproof.
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LEED® Green Building Program for Healthcare Facilities

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It was once perceived that the more technical a hospital appeared, the better it was received by patients and visitors. More recent evaluations, however, have proven that a stronger emphasis on the patient experience – by creating a warm, inviting atmosphere with access to outdoor spaces and natural light — builds more confidence in the
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Green Bullet Proof Barriers for Healthcare Facilities

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Sixty-five percent of hospitals and health systems are specifying green or environmentally friendly materials in all or some of their current construction or renovation projects.” Unfortunately, even as hospitals are continuing to pursue greener buildings and LEED ratings, the bullet proof materials industry has lagged behind, offering few options with enhanced R-values, thermal breaks, gas fills, or meaningful insulation.
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Hospital Design Affects Healing

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While the architectural design of the building is probably not top of mind while sitting in a hospital emergency room or resting in labor & delivery, a lot of decision-making goes into ensuring that a patient’s stay is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. In a situation where minutes can mean life or death, the
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Three Kinds of Ballistic Barriers for Healthcare Facilities

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The 2015 Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) note that “Healthcare and social service workers face a significant risk of job-related violence.” According to OSHA, about 10% of all workplace injuries are assaults—and roughly 75% of all workplace assaults are suffered
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New Safety Requirements for Glass Hand Railings

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The use of glass has transformed the realm of possibilities in the architecture industry. The first glass skyscraper, though never actually built, was proposed by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe in 1921 as an entry for the Berlin Friedrichstrasse Skyscraper competition. It was the first time that an architect envisioned a building as an “open
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Physical Security Features that Protect Data Centers

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IT professionals tend to focus on non-physical security features like cryptographic keys and digital certificates. But physical security features are equally important. The first line of defense in protecting software and data is concrete, steel and bulletproof glass.
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