municipal infrastructure security trends

Trends in Municipal Infrastructure Security

Municipal Buildings

There’s increased interest in municipal infrastructure security—especially for higher-security bullet resistant barrier systems in municipal and local government offices. This is especially the case along the southern border, in Texas, Arizona, and Southern California. Is this a sign of sinister anti-government trends along the border?  Are we in the midst …


Courthouse security guidelines from the The Administrative Office for U.S. Courts include recommendations for bulletproof doors and windows

Hardening Security for Courthouse Buildings

Municipal Buildings

Several states recently boosted their courthouse security measures for the first time in years – some in response to serious breaches.  Others are making upgrades just to stay ahead of the game. Either way, administrators recognize the critical need to protect citizens, employees, judges, and defendants in what can often …


Bulletproof barrier systems provide physical security as well as emotional security for employees and staff in high threat work environments

Bulletproof Barriers For Increased Worker Safety

Municipal Buildings

The past decade has seen a significant shift in bulletproof barriers. This goes beyond just improved aesthetics and engineering. At a fundamental level, the design goals themselves have evolved. “We’ve evolved past just thinking about shootings or robberies,” explains Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards. “Because even if no one fires …


White House Security

Securing the White House

Municipal Buildings

Since construction completed on the White House in 1800, architectural renovations have been ongoing, from major construction projects such as the East and West Wings to less structural improvements such as the addition of a single-lane bowling alley or solar panels on the roof. While many of these renovations were …


The White House Front Lawn

Designing the White House

Architect Info, Municipal Buildings

In the early 1790s, an architectural design competition was held for what would become one of the most prestigious and widely recognized buildings in the United States: The White House. Although, it wouldn’t officially be known by this iconic name until 1901. A total of nine proposals were received, but …