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Critical Infrastructure Protection: U.S. Data Centers and Ballistic Barriers

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As Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards recently noted, “data is where the value is,” making data centers an attractive target for a wide variety of bad actors—from teams of criminal hackers to the Kremlin and other foreign agencies. Even seemingly non-critical services—like Twitter—have become vital resources during disasters and emergencies. As off-site data storage and cloud computing become a …


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Municipalities Need to Act Fast on 2014-2015 Bullet Proof Projects

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Each July, Total Security Solutions vice president Jim Richards finds himself talking to municipalities. As they approach the end of their fiscal year, these government units discover that they have room left in their budgets that can be applied to long overdue capital improvements. Now is the time to act if you have a fiscal deadline to beat. In order …


BULLET PROOF WINDOWS CHEAT SHEET FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MANAGERS

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Shockingly few commercial landlords are really familiar with bullet proof barriers, even though there’s increasing demand for bullet proof windows among tenants common to suburban mixed-use retail centers. Family-owned pharmacies, precious metal buyers, and store-front financial service business that handle check-cashing, short-term loans, and money transfers all want bullet proof security. But just because there’s bullet proof glass, that doesn’t …

Canadian Province Outlaws Bulletproof Cars

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British Columbia, Canada, recently passed a law making bulletproof glass in automobiles illegal.  The move targets gangs and organized crime in the province. The law also covers secret compartments and armored vehicle plating. In a quote included in an article on the news site Metro, Solicitor General Rich Coleman explained, “The only reason … to add (these things) is to …


Australian Federal Police Get Bulletproof Vehicles

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The Australian Federal Police recently invested in five armored cars. The vehicles will be used to safely transport national and foreign dignitaries. According to an article in the Canberra Times, the vehicles will be capable of withstanding M16 fire and a blast from some smaller explosions, too.


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The Popemobile Delivers Bullet Proof Protection!

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As Pope Benedict XVI continues his travels through London this week, he’ll hit the streets in his custom vehicle. Dubbed the Popemobile, the vehicle is specially designed to keep the Pope safe, with armor-plating on most of the vehicle and bulletproof glass. The London Daily Mirror reports that, “the Popemobile vehicle was first made famous by Pope John Paul II, …


Bulletproof Stops Bank Robber

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We were delighted to see this story of crime gone bad! KGTV San Diego reported that bulletproof glass thwarted an armed man’s attempt to rob a Bank of America branch last week. Read the recap of the story here. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the robbery attempt and the would-be robber walked away empty handed. The San Diego Police …


Tougher than bulletproof?

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We’re usually all about bulletproof glass and its myriad uses, but this recent news story caught our attention. We think 11 year-old Pietro Pellerito of neighboring Washington Township is the pinnacle of tough! As reported in the Great Lakes IT Report, Pietro learned he had a brain tumor the week before a school math competition called Math 24. The surgery …