Bullet Resistant Glass Installation Tips for Contractors

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
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Decreasing the Risk of Robbery for Pawn Shops, Check Cashers, and Other Non-Bank Financial Service Providers

Modern looking customer service desk featuring bulletproof glass windows and door

While money service businesses and non-bank financial services both evolved along the same lines as banks (the former handling money transfers while the latter accepts the risk of cashing checks and extending loans), pawn shops are a very different animal, with their own history.
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Ballistic Security Solutions for Non-Bank Financial Services Providers

bulletproof windows inside check cashing location

“The modern non-bank financial service business doesn’t look like your old-style mom-and-pop check casher. It’s upscale, a nicer environment for customer and worker, a better place to have as part of your community–and needs to look the part.”
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Intro to Bullet Resistant Barriers for Government Projects

City Police Station in Canberra

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

bulletproof glass in profile

“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.”
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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
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Teaming Up with TSS for Bullet Proof Glass Installation

United Way Youth Center

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
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Bullet Proof Glass for Small­ Business Owners

ExxonMobil

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

Liberty Coin

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
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Embracing Bullet Proof Projects in Government Construction Contracts

Tuscaloos County Sheriff's Office

Many experienced government building contractors are hesitant to pick up projects that require a bullet resistant barrier.  The high expectations and detailed specifications and regulations that come with any government contract can be headache enough, let alone the responsibility of building a facility that can resist highly motivated attackers.  Even though the barrier itself is
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