High-Function Custom Bullet Resistant Solutions for Banks

bulletproof glass bank teller windows CFE Hillcrest

Because most banks have similar needs—a secured teller line with bullet resistant windows, secured ballistic doors, and bulletproof fiberglass to reinforce counters—many security companies try and push a one-size-fits-all solution. With decades of experience designing, engineering, fabricating, and installing custom bandit barriers in banks and credit unions, Total Security Solutions knows how rarely this turns

Small Increase in Bank Robberies, Big Jump in Hostages

Arch Window System installed at a national bank located in Chicago, Illinois

Even though the 2015 increase in bank robberies was modest (a 3.5% bump) and the use of guns in bank robberies has continued to decline (only about 20% of all bank robberies now include a firearm), bank robberies are becoming increasingly traumatic: Fewer bank robbers came in armed, but those that did so often executed fast, violent armed takeover-style robberies, walking away with much more loot.

Bullet Resistant Barriers for Texas Banks

Texas state flag flown at capital building

In a given year, Texas alone sees roughly as many bank branches, check cashers, and short-term loan businesses robbed as Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee combined. Year after year, Texas is second only to California in annual bank robberies.

Bandit Barriers and Relationship Banking

bank bandit barrier arch window

Financial service businesses are often relieved to discover that a bandit barrier need not be as large an investment as they suspected. In part, many banks initially overestimate what their barrier will cost because they spec out “too much barrier” for their needs. As we’ve mentioned in the past, it is almost certainly the case that you don’t need to worry about stopping an AK-47. For most banking customers, a Level 1 or 2 system (which stops many bullets fired from a wide range of common handguns) will be more than sufficient.

The 10 Most Secure Locations in the United States

U.S. Bullion Depository

Specialized security features, like precision temperature control, armed guards and 25-ton nuclear blast doors are part of everyday operations for the world’s most secure locations. Trying to get into (or out of) these modern day fortresses without permission would require the prowess and high tech tools of James Bond, Jason Bourne and Ethan Hunt combined

Bank Security: Balancing the Priorities of Security Managers, Architects, and Facilities

Bulletproof barrier for banking facility - arch windows and louvers

A bandit barrier is a grim necessity for both the protection of employees and prevention of criminal interest. According to the FBI’s Bank Crime Statistics, there were 3,961 bank robberies across the United States in 2014. A firearm was used in more than 23% of these robberies, and over 95% of 2014’s bank robberies involved action at

ATMs: The Big Blind-Spot in Bank Security

Data breaches, information security, and “cybersecurity” grab the headlines, but bank security officers are still acutely aware of evolving physical security risks–even if the bank board of directors or property managers are not. And one of the most troubling areas for physical security is ATMs. Since regulatory requirements under the security-focused Bank Protection Act totally

Bulletproof Glass Security Considerations For Financial Institutions

Bank - Bulletproof Glass

It should be pretty apparent why it’s a good idea for bank managers to consider bulletproof glass as part of their overall security plans. Due to many daily transactions that take place inside banks, as well as the allure of a big score, banks are susceptible to violent crime. To maintain optimal safety, while not

Custom is Standard at Total Security Solutions

Custom Bullet-Resistant Barrier installed at a Texas Bank.

While many of the materials used by security specialists are the same, the comparison ends there. What separates Total Security Solutions from the rest of the industry is our ability to accurately assess your security needs, design a multi-material system that provides the exact level of bullet-resistant security needed, and craft those various materials into

Bulletproof Glass Barriers For Banks – An Introduction

Banking Barrier Free Download

It’s pretty apparent why banks are a big target for crime. There is a perception with criminals that it’s a quick and easy way to score some money. Typically, tellers are told to cooperate, which puts the robber in a position of power. What robbers don’t know is that a majority of all people who