Physical Security Best Practices in 2022

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Most security experts see 2022 as the Year of Doors and Windows. As the pandemic wanes and in-person returns, there’s been a surge in interest in physical security, access control, and “smart buildings.” But there is a disconnect. Security integrators and physical barrier companies are seeing design after design meant …

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Building Better Bulletproof Glass Systems in the American West

Bulletproof Products, Industry News, Security News, Total Security Solutions News & Information

In November 2021, Total Security Solutions acquired Bullet Guard Corporation, a bulletproof glass and bullet-resistant barrier manufacturer headquartered in Sacramento, CA. “We did a national search, and it turned out that the owners wanted to retire,” explains Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards. “As a company, they’re very similar to …

Retail Storefront Security Systems, Services, and Trends

Bulletproof Doors, Convenience Store Security, Pharmacy Security, Security News

Violent crime continues its unexpected surge, with implications for retail security throughout the United States in 2022. The website FiveThirtyEight (which is dedicated to advancing public knowledge by aggregating and analyzing political/social issue polling and other publicly available data) reported late last year that violent crime is up in the …

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Hospital Security and Healthcare Safety: The “All-Hazards” Planning Approach

Bullet-Resistant Barriers, Healthcare, Healthcare Safety, Security News

Setting aside coronavirus and pandemic-related safety issues, hospital security, and healthcare worker safety trends are still alarming on their own. According to the latest edition of the AFL-CIO’s annual worker safety report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, “workplace violence is a growing and serious threat, particularly to …

Data centers and other at-risk locations employ mantraps for access control to sensitive areas of the building

Mantraps in the Real World

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Real-world mantraps take a variety of forms. Generically speaking, a mantrap is a small room or vestibule with doors at either end. Depending on the application, these doors may or may not mechanically interlock. (“Interlocking” doors must be opened one at a time. It’s impossible to inadvertently or purposefully open …


The New Normal

The “New Normal” and Post-Coronavirus Workplace Safety

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Workplaces across the United States begin to reopen this month. There are four factors that are likely to have a disproportionate impact on the “new normal” for workplace safety: economic distress domestic violence increased gun sales the virus itself Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards points out that the stress …