Architects and Contractors: Bullet Proof Glass Installation is Finish Work

Bulletproof Glass Installation

Ballistic glass stops bullets, but it’s not absolutely impervious to damage–especially during installation. If installed too early, you run the risk of the ballistic glazing and aluminum frames getting scratched, dinged, or discolored by chemicals. Unlike conventional glass windows, you can’t scrape paint off of a bullet proof window or wipe it down with Windex
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Bullet Proofing Basics for Architects

Bullet proof glass basics

Over the course of decades spent designing, engineering, fabricating, and installing bullet resistant barrier systems, Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards has found that there are three aspects of bullet proof design that often trip up architects: Differentiating Among the Levels of Ballistic Protection Understanding Material Constraints Estimating Costs Bullet Resistance Ratings Explained Underwriter’s Laboratory
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Energy Efficiency, LEED, and Bullet Resistant Architecture

LEED Building

For years there’s been grumbling that bullet proof barriers and LEED architecture are fundamentally incompatible. Simply put: That’s not true. Not only are bullet resistant materials compatible with LEED standards, but good bullet resistant design principles are fundamentally aligned with good LEED design principles: Both take a holistic approach in assessing how a building will
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How does bulletproof glass work?

Our website is full of great information on bulletproof glass, but we still get asked (often) how our glass works. We don’t want to bore you with all of the details, but did find this nifty explanation of the process on HowStuffWorks. Keep your eyes peeled for the “Keep Out” episode of Modern Marvels, too.
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The Many Faces of Bulletproof Glass

Bullet resistant glass (better known as bulletproof glass)  is referred to very often in this niche industry. However it is a little known fact that in most cases there is no actual “glass” involved. The three most common forms of ballistic security glass are acrylic, polycarbonate and glass class polycarbonate. Acrylic: Bulletproof acrylic is the most commonly
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Installing a Bullet Proof Transaction Window: It’s As Easy As 1, 2, 3.

Bullet proof transaction windows tend to be the most commonly asked for and purchased item when it comes to bullet resistant products. Upon purchase the most frequently asked question is, “How do I install it?” While we would love to be able to install every transaction window ourselves, it’s just not economical for either party.
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The Anatomy of a Bullet Proof Transaction Window

 Bullet Proof Transaction Windows are the most common item of protection when it comes to bullet resistant products. At a glance they seem very simple; it’s just a piece of bullet resistant acrylic and some frames right? In theory that would be a good analogy but in actuality there are a lot of components that
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Rotary Package Processor

Like the PE Package Passer (See last week’s blog) the Rotary Package Processor is a great option for convenience stores. However, unlike the PE, the Rotary Package Processor is the perfect option for fast food operations, restaurants and gas stations. This type of Package Processor allows many different (and larger) sized items to be passed
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Bulletproof or Bullet-Resistant?

While the industry term for our line of products is bullet-resistant, the more common term is bulletproof. Things like bulletproof vests, however, are not actually bulletproof, but bullet-resistant. So what does it take to be truly bulletproof? In researching this topic, we found several people asking just that question. Six inches of lead sheathing or
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How is Bulletproof Glass Made?

While we sometimes flip flop between our use of the words “bulletproof” and “bullet-resistant,” the industry term is bullet resistant glass because it would be difficult to create a piece of glass the thickness needed to make it truly bulletproof while still maintaining visibility and communication. There are two types of bullet resistant glass –
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