Glaziers had Bulletproof Glass Installed on Client project

Preparing Glaziers To Work With Bulletproof Glass

Bullet Proof Glass, Glaziers

Glaziers are often a little reluctant to pick up that first bullet proof security job.  The stakes are high, the materials are expensive, and the challenges are unknown. Total Security Solutions has helped many glaziers work with bulletproof glass. Let’s start with three basic concepts that are important to know: It’s Not Glass and It’s Not Bullet Proof: Given enough bullets and …


Bullet Resistant Glass Installation Tips for Contractors

Bullet Proof Glass, Bullet Resistant Materials

As Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards recently explained, “90% of the contractors we work with, they’ve never done it [installed a bullet resistant barrier] before.”  That’s why TSS offers robust support to contractors: so that even your first installation goes as smoothly as if you’ve done it dozens of times. Tip #1: Phone First All TSS bullet resistant systems ship …


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Intro to Bullet Resistant Barriers for Government Projects

Bullet Proof Glass, General Security, Municipal Buildings

Today, almost all “bullet proof glass” is made from solid or layered plastics (usually acrylic for lower-level installation, and layers of laminated polycarbonate and glass for situations requiring protection from blasts or higher calibers). Although some care has to be shown in cleaning these plastics, the advantages offered by modern thermoplastics—which transmit light better than comparable bullet-resistant glass products, are highly durable, and cost much less to fabricate and install—make it a clear winner for almost all government installation.


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Not Everyone Needs Protection from an AK-47

Bullet Proof Glass, Bullet Resistant Barriers, Bulletproof Protection

“People end up with this impression that every crime in this country is committed with an assault rifle. Throughout 2015 the big news items included several major public shootings, a lot of protests, and big terrorist attacks in France and elsewhere. In the last six months we’ve seen a significant increase in people looking to go past the standard Level 3 barrier systems, asking for Level 4, 5, 6, and 7 protection. That’s a significant expense—and in every case so far, totally uncalled for.”


ATMs: The Big Blind-Spot in Bank Security

Bank Security, Bullet Proof Glass, Bullet Resistant Barriers

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 ignore the existence of ATMs, …


United Way Youth Center

Teaming Up with TSS for Bullet Proof Glass Installation

Bullet Proof Company, Bullet Proof Glass, Total Security Solutions News & Information, Total Security Solutions Updates

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 that we want to take …


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Bullet Proof Glass for Small­ Business Owners

Bullet Proof Glass, Bullet Resistant Barriers, Convenience Store Security, Deal Tray, Package Passers, Pharmacy Security, Transaction Windows

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 designing, engineering, and installing bullet …


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

Bullet Proof Glass, Bullet Resistant Barriers, Bulletproof Protection, Convenience Store Security, Pharmacy Security

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 helping you work within your …