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Video Surveillance Equipment: Deterring Crime Before It Happens

Convenience Store Security, Industry News

At Total Security Solutions, we understand that our bulletproof barriers are just one component of a successful security plan for any facility. A security professional may also recommend an access control system, a digital video recording system, proper employee training or a cash management system. With many of these security measures, going discreet isn’t always what facility owners are after. While bulletproof …


researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany made another development—printing 3-D objects of pure glass using standard 3-D printers.

Researchers Print Pure Glass on 3-D Printer

Industry News

More than thirty years ago, Charles Hull successfully created the first 3-D printer. Known as “rapid prototyping,” Hull’s machine increased prototype production from 6-8 weeks to a matter of hours. Since then, researchers have gone on to print full-scale automobile prototype models, prosthetic limbs and even human organs. Recently, researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany made another development—printing 3-D …


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Revolutionary Origami Kevlar® Bulletproof Shield

Bullet Proof Kevlar, download, Industry News

Engineering professors at Brigham Young University (BYU) recently announced a potential revolutionary new Kevlar® Bulletproof shield for law enforcement. Based on the principals of traditional paper origami, the shield can fold out, providing increased peripheral protection and the ability to cover up to three people. Comprised of 14 layers of Kevlar® with an aluminum core, the bulletproof shield weighs in …


Repairable transparent bulletproof armor

Scientists Unveil Repairable Transparent Bulletproof Armor

Industry News, Police Safety

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) continues to make remarkable breakthroughs in the development of bulletproof armor. This new transparent thermoplastic elastomer armor is actually a soft, rubber-like material. It is significantly lighter and maintains its clarity after being fired at better than traditional bulletproof glass without compromising its ballistic qualities. The most significant aspect of the discovery, however, is …


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Bulletproof Glass Fence Proposed Around Eiffel Tower

Industry News

The security improvements are intended to provide a more well-thought-out and permanent solution to the metal fences and temporary structures that went up in the wake of recent events. The proposed plans must be approved by two different committees, one for historical preservation and one for environmental impact. Once approved, construction could begin by the end of 2017.


TSS Infographic - TSS Bulletproof Glass Installation

Lego Batmobile Equipped with High-Tech Security Features

Bullet Proof Kevlar, Bullet Resistant Kevlar, Industry News

Kevlar® is used for its durability and heat resistance on a wide variety of real-world applications, from athletic safety gear to building construction to body armor. Even the U.S. military uses it in their combat equipment. If you want to learn more about Going Batman with Kevlar®, download our free infographic, which highlights actual Kevlar products that provide Batman-like protection in the real world.


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Iconic TWA Terminal Receives New Life

Architect Info, Industry News

The iconic main TWA terminal will remain intact and become a showcase element in the development of the new TWA Hotel. It will be flanked by two crescent-shaped buildings, which will be home to guest rooms, eight restaurants, and conference rooms.


Architectural Glass Takes on a New Shape

Architectural Glass Takes on a New Shape

Architect Info, Industry News

Glass has become such a common material in modern buildings, it’s often easy to forget that we are relatively early in understanding the extent of its capabilities. It wasn’t even until the early 1950s, with the development of an automated float glass manufacturing process that provided consistent high quality at a moderate cost, that glass was truly made available to the …