Check Cashing Stores: Urban Blight or Convenience?

Bulletproof Products

While New York officials are still contemplating a bill that would require local banks to install bullet proof barriers, one Maryland county is now considering a proposal to require check cashing facilities to limit their hours, install bullet resistant glass and hire guards. Read “Check Cashing Stores: Urban Blight or …


One-way Bulletproof Glass and Armored Cars

Bulletproof Products

Bulletproof glass offers protection to those seeking safety, but sometimes individuals must respond with force and not just hide. The idea of one-way bulletproof glass has been around for some time and improved upon over the years. The objective is to stop bullets from entering from the outside but allow …


Stopping Bank Robberies And Shipping Pirates

Bulletproof Products, Finance/Banking

Yesterday, I stumbled across an article relating the increase in pirate attacks on shipping companies to the increase in bank robberies. The article, titled “The Robbery Business” was published on observer-reporter.com and the author was questioning why more banks aren’t taking extra steps, like installing bulletproof glass, to protect themselves …


The Evolution of Bullet Resistant Glass

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The Bullet Proof Glass industry evolved from a series of accidental discoveries dating back to the 1640s. The idea of tempered glass was first discovered by Prince Rupert of the Rhine, when he dropped hot molten glass into cold water. The glass rapidly cools but only on the surface, creating …


Bulletproof Glass Foils Bank Robbery

Finance/Banking

A man in Northwest Arkansas, Timothy Barnes, was arrested after two bank robbery attempts. During his first robbery attempt, he “discovered the tellers were behind bullet proof glass, a bank security measure that prevented Barnes from getting anything from tellers during the Friday heist.” Read “Rogers Man Admits to Robberies” …