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Understanding Bullet Proof Glass Construction Project Timelines

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According to Total Security Solutions vice president Jim Richards, “It’s rare that you get an architect or a school district—or even a municipality—that asks ‘How long is this project going to take?’” Architects are often shocked to discover that it’s totally normal for it to take six months to conceive, design, fabricate, and install a bullet proof system. This standard …


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Working with Schools on Bulletproof Renovations

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If you’re working with a school on a renovation project that includes bullet resistant components, then April is the month to solidify your quote and timeline.  But that process can get derailed by sticker shock.  Most of your clients will only know about bullet resistant materials from movies and television; they may significantly over estimate what the materials can do …


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Bulletproof Glass Security Considerations For Financial Institutions

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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 interfering with the bank staff’s …


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Cost and Pricing of a Bulletproof Glass System For Schools

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While it seems like summer is a long time from now, the truth is, if you’re planning on having bulletproof glass installed in your school over the summer break, the time to plan is now. Typical production time for the components needed for a proper bullet resistant barrier system is 4-8 weeks depending on the type of glazing and bulletproof …


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Architects: Consult Bullet Proof Experts Before You Design

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Every building project has its headaches. It’s not easy to balance a client’s dreams against the concrete realities of fixed budgets and design constraints.  But when bullet proof glass is part of that design, those headaches can quickly multiply. “We’re working on getting architects to contact us sooner, rather than later, in the project,” Total Security Solutions vice president Jim …


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Preventable Mistakes for Bulletproof Glass Construction Projects

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As an architect working on a project, two of the worst things that could happen are delays and cost increases. When you’re working with materials, you’re not familiar with, the possibility of making a mistake increases. When it comes to bulletproof glass, it’s perfectly normal for Total Security Solutions to work with architects using it for the first time. If …


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The Anatomy of a Fixed Bulletproof Glass Barrier System

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Architects don’t typically work with bulletproof glass in their construction projects, which means that when Total Security Solutions works with an architect, it is often the architect’s first exposure to the materials. With that experiential deficit in mind, we’ve developed an extensive resource gallery  to educate and assist architects with their projects. When working on a design that requires a …


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PASS-THRU DRAWERS AND MARIJUANA DISPENSARY SECURITY

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Medical cannabis dispensaries may seem little different from liquor stores or pharmacies, but because they often exist in a legal gray area, they may need the sort of security measures–like ballistic pass-thru drawers and windows–more familiar to banks than beer depots. TARGETING TRANSACTION DRAWERS AND WINDOWS Because of their nebulous legal status, dispensaries can have tremendous difficulty securing normal business …