Teller Window Talk Thru Systems

Bulletproof Products, Finance/Banking

For most customers, the entire banking experience is at the teller window. Here staff chat with customers while accepting documents, updating files, managing internal paperwork, and dispensing currency–all while keeping the line moving at a swift clip. The pleasantness of the customer’s experience hinges not on the ballistic glass, steel …


Bandit Barriers for Fast Food Chains

Bulletproof Products

At one time, banks were the only places in the United States one would see bullet resistant bandit barriers. That changed in the early 1970s when 7-Eleven began operating most of its stores on a 24-hour schedule. Competing convenience and party stores followed suit. More than a quarter of all …


.50 Cals and Level 10 Bullet Resistant Glass

Bulletproof Products

If you’ve spent some time at a shooting range in the last several years you’ve certainly noted the increasing number of handguns chambered for .50 caliber bullets.  Previously only seen in the battlefield, these half-inch-diameter bullets (nearly the size of a 12-gauge shotgun slug) were first adapted to sidearms in …


Bringing Ballistic Glass To Airports

Bulletproof Products

In the decade since the September 11 terror attacks, airports across the United States have been obliged to take existing buildings–designed to effortlessly guide thousands of people from ticket counter to boarding gate–and shoe-horn in security checkpoints where passengers and carry-ons can be swiftly scanned, searched, and sent on their …


Prefabricated and Custom Package Receivers

Bulletproof Products

If you’re handling anything beyond slips of paper–cash, credit card receipts, concert tickets, etc.–you’re going to have to move up from the  “deal trays” familiar from banks, credit unions, and entertainment venues, to full-fledged “package receivers.” PREFABRICATED PACKAGE RECEIVERS The smallest package receivers are “transaction drawers” welded from stainless steal, …


Myths and Misconceptions

Ballistic Glass Myths and Misconceptions

Bulletproof Products

An endless supply of high-adrenaline summer blockbusters and dramatic prime-time cop shows has firmly established “bullet proof” as a synonym for “indestructible.” This might seem like great free publicity for ballistic glass companies and installers, but the public’s false sense that they know a lot about guns and bullet-resistant security …


Bullet Proof vs. Tornado Proof

Bulletproof Products

Thanks to adrenaline-infused action films and an endless supply of urban myths, there is a general consensus that: 1) There is such a thing as “bullet proof glass” (in actuality, it’s “bullet resistant plastic,” usually acrylic, polycarbonate, or fiberglass), and 2) That “bullet proof glass” can shrug off a 9mm …


How Bullet Resistant Glass Breaks

Bulletproof Products

A modern bullet is a very small, very light, very smooth thing moving very fast. When it strikes a barrier, that barrier must absorb the bullet’s momentum or the bullet will crack straight through. In the following video you’ll see three slow-motion examples of glass being shot. The first sheet …


Bullet Resistant Doors

Bulletproof Products

Bullet proof installations are increasingly dominated by solid steel doors.  While this may be acceptable in some locations–an exterior door in the rear of a building, for example–it’s still a foreboding sight for the customer to glimpse behind the counter, and a downright threatening front door. Total Security Solutions vice …