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Local Newsroom Security And Bulletproof Glass

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With violence against journalists around the world making headlines, local newsroom security is becoming more top-of-mind. According to the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, journalists were assaulted 45 times in 2017.  On 43 of those occasions, the reporters were covering a local demonstration, event, or crime scene.  In the first nine …


Threats to journalists or those who work in the media are nothing new, but recent shootings and continued workplace violence has prompted some media offices to upgrade their security protocol and equipment.

Newsroom Security Threats and Prevention

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Death threats are nothing new for journalists. Some reporters see them as a badge of honor, believing danger comes with the job when you’re seeking to uncover the truth. But a recent incident at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, rattled even the most hardened pros when a gunman, bearing a long-held …


Although facial recognition technologies have an established track record in several markets, no system is perfect, and time will tell if its use in schools keeps students and staff safer.

Using Facial Recognition Technologies for School Safety

Education, Security News

As students head back to school in the coming weeks, they may have to adjust to more than new teachers and piles of homework. Many will encounter beefed-up security procedures – adding school resource officers or new access control or video surveillance and facial recognition technologies designed to keep them safe. This year’s tragic …


Custom Physical Security for Corporate Offices are becoming increasingly popular across a number of industries including retail, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and more.

2018 Trend: Custom Corporate Security Systems

Corporate, Security News

“Since the start of the year, we’re finding that physical security for C-level executives is more of a focus,” notes Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards. “That’s nothing really new. The guy in the corner office has always had a little more to worry about when it comes to security. But at one …


Data center physical security involves securing the many entry and exit points of the building, and possibly installing ballistic barriers to protect staff.

The Importance of Data Center Physical Security

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In a recent interview with MLive,Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards explained, “I’ve been around the bulletproof industry for 21 years. A long time ago, you only saw bulletproof products used to protect money. We took a different approach and wanted to help your most valuable asset, and that’s people.” …


The TSS Experience

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 A leader in the bulletproof industry, Total Security Solutions designs, manufactures and installs bullet-resistant products and bullet-resistant barriers nationwide. We focus on customer service, customization, and speed. We believe that details matter, so we make sure to understand the unique specifications and security challenges of your project so you …


Simple things like changing your default factory password can keep video surveillance cameras and systems from being hacked by cyber criminals.

​Are Surveillance Cameras Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks?

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Video surveillance systems have long served as the workhorse of physical security, exposing and even deterring criminal activity. But changes in technology have allowed cyber hackers to turn the tables on these dependable devices and make surveillance cameras another piece of equipment we need to protect. As more and more …


There are four words to remember when responding during an active shooter event: detection, deterrence delay, and defeat.

The Four Ds of Active Shooter Response

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The standard response time for emergency and rescue services in the United States is on average 4 to 11 minutes. That’s less time than it takes to microwave a potato — and yet it still isn’t fast enough in an active shooter event. Knowing the four Ds of active shooter response …