Total Security Solutions Ranks No. 2977 on the 2016 Inc. 500|5000 List

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Inc. magazine recently ranked Total Security Solutions No. 2977 on its 35th annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at an important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, LinkedIn, and many others gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000. “We’re honored to …


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Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards Chosen As EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Finalist

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We are excited to announce that our CEO, Jim Richards, was named as a EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Finalist. Now celebrating its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards program recognizes entrepreneurs in over 145 cities in 60 countries who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to …


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Teaming Up with TSS for Bullet Proof Glass Installation

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Many glaziers are hesitant to work with a national bullet proof glass specialist like Total Security Solutions.  Part of this may just be a matter of attitude: Why partner with a specialist?  Glazing is glazing.  But for others, calling someone like Total Security Solutions feels a little too much like swimming with sharks. “They’re worried that we want to take …


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Teaming Up with TSS for Bullet Proof Glass Installation

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Many glaziers are hesitant to work with a national bullet proof glass specialist like Total Security Solutions.  Part of this may just be a matter of attitude: Why partner with a specialist?  Glazing is glazing.  But for others, calling someone like Total Security Solutions feels a little too much like swimming with sharks. “They’re worried that we want to take …


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Texas Elementary School Partners with Total Security Solutions to Increase Security

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The 2014-2015 school year marked a first for Northside Independent School District, located in San Antonio, Texas, as the students at its newest elementary, Bonnie Ellison Elementary, entered the building through a bullet-resistant glass security lobby. This project, completed by Joeris Construction in partnership with Total Security Solutions, is part of a nearly $8.28 million dollar bond dedicated to improving …


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Integrated Security for Schools Means Controlling Access

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As you consider a bulletproof upgrade for your facility, keep the big picture in mind: An integrated security solution, at its heart, is about controlling access to the interior of the building–and controlling access is different from limiting access. Most of the time, schools need to allow people to come and go as freely as possible. But in emergency situations, …


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Comprehensive School Security and “Roosevelt’s Law”

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Roosevelt’s Law of Task Planning–“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have”–is a half-humorous adage that originated in MIT’s spacecraft design program. But it serves just as well for school administrators as it does for rocket sciences: Budgets being what they are, politics being what they are, and the world being what it is, you need to …


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Architects Take a Comprehensive Approach to School Safety

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Schools looking at new construction projects are increasingly expecting architects to come to the project with a comprehensive approach to security. This takes different forms in different school settings. For example, while elementary schools are guarding against intruders, high school security officers are more preoccupied with their own students being a possible source of violence. Universities, with their sprawling, open …


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Thoughtful Planning Needed for School Security

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Over the past two years a number of “personal bullet proof shield” products have been heavily promoted as a low-cost school safety solution. These have ranged from “bullet proof” white boards and blankets to a variety of small fiberglass inserts intended to make any backpack or briefcase “bullet proof.” These products are generally made from legitimate UL-rated bullet resistant materials. …