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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 …


Marcy’s Law Would Require Bullet Resistant Barriers

Bullet Resistant Barriers, Convenience Store Security, Recent News

  The Indiana General Assembly is again considering “Marcy’s Law,” which would require bullet resistant barriers for all convenience stores and gas stations in the state. The law is in line with existing OSHA ballistic security recommendations, which advise that stores keeping extended hours in high-crime areas either schedule two workers for high-risk shifts, or install a bullet resistant barrier …


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Avoid Potential Bullet Proof Glass Construction Project Mistakes

Bullet Proof Glass, Bullet Resistant Barriers, Bullet Resistant Materials, Convenience Store Security

Integrating bullet-resistant glass into new or retrofit construction requires special considerations, such as which security level is required or how to properly support the weight. As a designer or architect utilizing bullet-resistant glass for the first time, you may have a lot of questions on how to get started. This photo is just one example of a mistake that could …


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Top 3 Convenience Store Security Risks: An Expert View

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  Convenience stores face significant security risks. To help explain these risks, we turn to expert  Tracy Alldaffer, a 30-year veteran in the security industry who previously served as Speedway’s Corporate Security Manager, for advice. Now the founder of his own security firm, Corporate Security Services, Alldaffer identifies the top three safety risks facing convenience stores and offers tips to …


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Avoid Repeat Convenience Store Robberies with a Comprehensive Security Plan

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

For a convenience store that has been previously robbed, the installation of a bullet-resistant barrier becomes an even greater necessity to prevent reoccurring thefts as well as to protect both employees and customers. As was the unfortunate case for a convenience store robbed in Freeburn, Kentucky, a gas station or convenience store can often be targeted repeatedly by the same …


Importance of Testing Standards For Convenience Store Bulletproof Barriers

Bullet Resistant Barriers, Bulletproof Protection, Convenience Store Security

We manufacture our bulletproof barriers in-house to stringent specifications, the most demanding in the industry, guaranteeing superior quality. But we don’t just stop there. All of our system components pass rigorous testing, often conducted by multiple standards agencies. We’re confident that our bulletproof barriers will not be compromised by the type of projectiles they are rated to withstand, ensuring the …


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Now Available: Free Convenience Store Security Plan eBook

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

When you do a quick Google search for convenience store robberies, stories like this pop up almost weekly. At Total Security Solutions, our goal is to offer protection for employees and customers with the installation of bullet resistant barrier systems. The barriers act as a crime deterrent, which makes everything safer for customers and employees alike. Based on our experience …


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Minimize Convenience Store Workplace Interruptions with Overnight Installs

Bullet Resistant Barriers, Bulletproof Protection, Convenience Store Security

Total Security Solutions understands the unique security challenges of convenience stores and gas stations. We recommend using a Horizontal or Vertical Slider System in convenience stores because it allows for adjustable security options without compromising customer interactions. Most convenience stores use UL Level 1 rated glass in their barriers, but depending on perceived threat levels, we have installed as high …


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New Michigan Legislation Looks to Protect Convenience Store Workers

Bullet Resistant Barriers, Convenience Store Security

This week, Michigan State Representative Collene Lamonte entered Jessica’s Law into State Legislation as a bill. This proposed law is intended to increase the security and safety of late night convenience store employees after the April 2013 disappearance of Jessica Heeringa from her late night convenience store shift. This proposed bill is seeking to increase convenience store security measures making it a requirement for stores to have security cameras (the store Jessica disappeared from did not), as well as having multiple employees working through the night.