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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The notion of collaborative learning is becoming increasingly popular in primary and secondary education. Schools are moving away from teacher-centric learning highlighted by long lectures and moving toward more active learning, where students work in small groups to learn hands-on and serve both as the student and teacher.
Schools often come in initially asking about very extensive Level 5 to 8 systems (which explicitly address the threat of high-powered ammunition and assault weapons). A level 5 to 8 system would likely include blast-rated and bullet resistant exterior windows capable of stopping very powerful ammunition and blasts, bullet proof doors throughout the facility, and so on.
Such high-level systems are prohibitively expensive, and also entirely unnecessary