Opaque Armor: Lining Walls with Kevlar Sheets


When businesses and schools begin looking at beefing up security, they immediately think of reinforcing their doors and windows. But they rarely think about their walls. It’s pretty obvious that a glass window or hollow-core door isn’t going to stop a bullet, but will a pressboard countertop or sheet of drywall do much better? Probably

Rising Number of Pharmacy Robberies Demands Increased Security


When compared to businesses such as banks, convenience stores or pawn shops, pharmacies seem like a less likely customer for bulletproof glass. However, with the rapidly increasing abuse of narcotic pain killers, the number of pharmacy hold-ups nationwide has dramatically increased. Even the Salvation Army is not immune to such crime. In Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Transaction Windows Give Utility Payment Center Clerks Peace-of-Mind

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As the recession grinds on, costs increase while wages remain flat, and an ever-growing portion of Americans are feeling the pinch. Just last month the US Energy Information Administration announced that the cost of electricity had increased an average of 2.8 percent over the previous year—the largest price increase in six years. Some Americans—such as

Bulletproof Protection on the Road


Eight Cylinder, turbo-charged engine. 450 hp. Four-wheel drive. Bulletproof. As stated by the Wall Street Journal, BMW recently unveiled its newest security-enhanced vehicles, the X5 Security and X5 Security Plus. These cars aren’t for everyone, but for some customers, “the risk of armed violence – and in particular, attack with automatic weapons like the AK-47

Bullet Proof Systems for City and Municipal Offices: What to Know Before You Call

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The clock is ticking. Municipalities who’ve been considering a bullet resistant barrier for a clerk’s office, courthouse, or utility payment center need to act fast to get that job rolling before the fiscal year runs out. The actual installation of a bullet proof system can be practically painless: Most municipal retrofits are overnight jobs, and

Even the King of the Jungle Can’t Penetrate Bullet-Resistant Glass

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When most people hear the term bullet proof glass, they think robbery prevention. However, bullet resistant glass is actually used in a variety of situations and settings. In an effort to enhance the visitor’s experience, many zoos are installing bulletproof glass to provide secure, unobstructed views of the animals. The properties that make bullet resistant

Best Practices in Municipal Utility Bullet Proof Design

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Every construction project needs to contain costs, but municipal and local government projects are by far the most sensitive. Local media and citizen watchdogs are all too eager to pounce on any irregularity (real or perceived). A company like Total Security Solutions can do a lot to work within your budget–but only if they can

Municipal and Police Station Bullet Proof: Protecting Non-Sworn Staff

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Law enforcement is dangerous work, and not everyone working in a police station is trained to cope with these situations. People working in law enforcement are almost 40 times more likely than average to be assaulted in a given year, but roughly 1 in 7 law enforcement workers are not sworn officers. These civilian workers

Total Security Solutions Ranks No. 4602 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 List


NEW YORK, August 20, 2014 — Inc. magazine today ranked Total Security Solutions No. 4602 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, LinkedIn,

Retrofitting Hospitals with Bulletproof Glass

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A recent fatal stabbing at an Indiana hospital brought the issue of increased violence in hospitals back to the forefront. A 2010 survey conducted by the International Association for Healthcare Security (which includes more than 200 hospitals and specifically asks about violent incidences) found in-hospital crimes rising across the board, with a total of 3,380