Given the cost and complexity of installing bullet proof materials, replacing every school door or window is not a viable option for most schools. Securing every school door and window with bullet resistant material would cost a million dollars or more for each school.
The most cost-effective and sensible solution for most schools is to secure the main entryway by installing a bullet resistant barrier that complements the other security measures being taken at the school.
Total Security Solutions has made it a priority to educate people who are looking to retrofit their school entryways and help them avoid the complications that inevitably arise when a less-experienced company installs ballistic glass without understanding the impact these modifications have on existing structures.
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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
Architects are increasingly asked to consider security—and especially ballistic security—when designing or renovating schools. And they’re rising to this challenge. Whether the project is for an elementary school or a university, and whether it is a retrofit or new construction, safe and cost-effective designs are emerging. That said, architects still find themselves hindered by low