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.
Learn More About School Safety
Talking with Schools About Bullet Resistant Glass Security
“No one really wants to think about needing a bullet resistant door in a school,” Eric Malzahn sighs. Eric is a project manger with Total Security Solutions, and often finds himself talking to architects who go pale at the mention of bullet proof school security–even when their clients are the ones raising the issue. It’s [...]
Working with Schools on Bulletproof Renovations
If you’re working with a school on a renovation project that includes bullet resistant components, then April is the month to solidify your quote and timeline. But that process can get derailed by sticker shock. Most of your clients will only know about bullet resistant materials from movies and television; they may significantly over estimate [...]