The best bulletproof glass for cell phone stores is likely Level 1 UL-rated bulletproof glass.

Best Bullet Proof Glass for Cell Phone Stores

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In the last few years there have been many viral videos of cell phone store armed robberies. They range from the classically stupid to downright terrifying. It has left many store owners asking: what is the best bulletproof glass for cell phone stores? Before we answer that, let’s take a look at these widely shared videos that show the many …

Winnie-the-Pooh on protected display with Tigger, Kanga and Piglet at the New York Public Library

Weird Places Bulletproof Glass is Protecting People, Art and Landmarks

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Police stations. Banks. Convenience stores. 24-hour gas stations. Pawn shops. These are places where you might expect to find bulletproof glass. As matter of fact, you might just find one of our own bulletproof barrier systems installed in one of these places. What you might not know is that bulletproof glass is currently protecting priceless works of art, national treasures, …

Armed robberies increasingly target small businesses because they do not have features like bulletproof barriers.

Armed Robberies are Up Nationwide–and Targeting Small Business

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The good news: Over the past decade both property crime and violent crime have markedly decreased overall across the U.S. While violent crime did rise slightly in 2015 (the latest year for which the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program has released final numbers), that increase was very small—just 3.9 percent. The bad news: Robberies increased in 2015, reversing a seven-year downward …

Bulletproof safe rooms in schools are just one way to guard against severe weather

Bulletproof Security Keeps Students Safe from Mother Nature

Bullet Proof Kevlar, School Security and Safety

For Atoka Elementary, located in Oklahoma, student safety is paramount. Because of its location, the school regularly faces the threat of severe weather. The school board purchased six bulletproof safe rooms, placing them in areas throughout the school. Installing these rooms is just one way the school is taking proactive precautions on possible threats from an active shooter or from mother nature. The Atoka …

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Good-Looking Ballistic Barriers for Fuel Centers and Gas Stations

Convenience Store Security

Over the past few decades Total Security Solutions has designed hundreds of ballistic security systems for new and renovated gas stations and fuel centers. TSS has honed their design and fabrication tools and practices, so that they can always find the best solution for each client and situation. That means being able to deliver solutions that meet the unique security, business, and aesthetic …

Bulletproof barriers have become more common in police stations due to a spike in ambush attacks on law enforcement

Fewer Armed Officers, Heavier Police Station Protection

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According to the FBI, roughly one-third of our nation’s 1.1 million local law enforcement offices are non-sworn staff. These are records clerks and desk staff, radio dispatchers, correctional officers, jailers, and so on. Non-sworn staff usually don’t carry sidearms or have arrest power. Nonetheless, they face much of the same on-the-job abuse as sworn officers. Local police forces are increasingly reliant on …

Learn the basics about protecting your gas station with bulletproof glass and ballistic features

Bulletproof Barrier Basics for Fuel Centers and Gas Stations

Convenience Store Security

Every fuel center and gas station is unique.  Even a chain of fuel centers with near identical footprints and layouts will have slightly different security profiles. How close is the filing station to urban centers and expressway on-ramps? Is it near a border between jurisdictions? How well-lit are the surrounding neighborhoods? What is the population density and overall crime rate for that area? But …

Before you create a security plan for your store, learn the common mistakes that convenience store and gas station owners make so you can avoid them.

10 Convenience Store Security Mistakes to Avoid

Convenience Store Security

YouTube is full of videos of convenience store and gas station robberies. For some, it’s fascinating to watch criminals carry out violent and non-violent activity. But if you own, operate or work in such a business, it’s terrifying and hits a little too close to home. As a business owner of a 24 hour convenience store or gas station, your first priority …

There are several low and high tech ways to protect convenience store employees and customers from robbery and other crimes including bulletproof barriers, video cameras and a well-thought out security plan.

Four Ways to Protect Convenience Store Employees

Convenience Store Security

There are currently more than 135,000 convenience stores in the United States, and the number of stores continues to climb. However, it is shocking to hear that while convenience stores represent just a fraction of the nation’s 3.8 million retail establishments, they account for roughly 6% of robberies reported to police. Owners who have experienced a robbery at one of …

researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany made another development—printing 3-D objects of pure glass using standard 3-D printers.

Researchers Print Pure Glass on 3-D Printer

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More than thirty years ago, Charles Hull successfully created the first 3-D printer. Known as “rapid prototyping,” Hull’s machine increased prototype production from 6-8 weeks to a matter of hours. Since then, researchers have gone on to print full-scale automobile prototype models, prosthetic limbs and even human organs. Recently, researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany made another development—printing 3-D …