Bullet Resistant Systems that Satisfy Government Clients

Tuscaloos County Sheriff's Office

Working so closely with government agencies has given the TSS design team a rare opportunity to hone their skills guiding government clients to the right system for their facility. As Bob George explains, “Many government clients come in saying hey, we want Level 8, we want the highest. We get that all the time, and then you have to talk them down. The fact is, we very rarely do anything above Level 5. Level 3 is realistic for most government barrier systems.

Premium Ballistic Frames Offer Huge Boosts in Sustainability and Multi-Threat Risk Mitigation

Bullet Resistant Frames

TSS’s thermally improved, Kevlar-reinforced bullet resistant exterior aluminum door and window frame system is calculated to optimize R value, given the needs of a bullet resistant materials. It offers bullet resistance up through UL Level 8, and can accommodate a wide variety of acrylic, polycarbonate, and laminated bullet resistant glazings. “It’s an enormous performance boost, in terms of energy, and ballistic—a true ‘best of both worlds’ scenario.”

Your First Bullet Proof System: Planning, Production, and Installation

bulletproof glass barrier in business setting

Once the plan is squared away and approved in writing, the process rolls very smoothly. All TSS bullet resistant barrier systems and components are fabricated on-site). In order to assure tight tolerances among all of a barrier’s components, TSS relies on a highly tech-driven engineering workflow.

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.”

Facility Managers Increase Revenue through Improved Security

Harris County Police Department Baker Jail

Facility Managers have a lot to worry about. On the one hand, you need to reduce costs while adding value to every property you manage. On the other, FMs must be diligent about maintenance and safety. Whether the building is a sports arena, a university dormitory, a library, or a light industrial office, the top priority remains

Protecting Emergency Room Staff

Memorial Medical Center

Life safety is top of mind for any facility manager or administrator, and even more so for those in healthcare. Hospitals and clinics can be high risk workplaces that pose threats from needle sticks, slippery floors, heavy lifting, and disoriented patients. But hospitals are also an increasingly violent place to work, and this fact is taking its

Hospital Architecture: Designing for Service and for Safety

Carolina Medical Center

Healthcare projects pose a unique, interlocking set of challenges for architects.  Some the challenges  include complex HVAC requirements, strict regulations and ongoing operational cost containment. These challenges are compounded by limited access to capital—which often falls short when it comes to executing the best engineering solutions. And that’s just the physical systems; the programmatic requirements and realities

Designing Adaptable Security for Entertainment Venues

rock concert stage

From sports arenas to concert halls and convention centers, entertainment venues aren’t all fun and games—especially for the folks in charge of managing the building. These venues present unique challenges for facility managers, including: The constant flow of people through the building, often including new people who are unfamiliar with the facility Varying kinds of wear

City Managers Address Security Concerns with Custom Bulletproof Systems

Tuscaloos County Sheriff's Office

In June 2015 a man attacked Dallas Police Department headquarters with a semiautomatic weapon. Angered that he had lost custody of his son, he fired 40 rounds through the glass window at the front of the building and into the lobby. Miraculously, no one was killed—but, as the Dallas Morning News reported at the time,

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