The future of fintech will be shaped how quickly financial institutions adopt artificial intelligence technologies and what customers want from their banking experiences.

The Future of Fintech and Artificial Intelligence: Transforming the Banking Industry, Gradually

Bank Security

To understand the future of Fintech (financial technologies) you have to look back at where we started. Artificial intelligence (AI) is no stranger to the banking industry. Early forms of AI technology, such as automated check processing, debuted in the 1950s, and the first automated teller machines (ATMs) arrived on the scene in the 1960s.  But a lot has changed …

attractive, modern bulletproof barrier designed specifically for the San Diego Healing Center

Attractive Bulletproof Barrier Design

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Modern. Clean lines. High Visibility. Upscale. Bulletproof. Which one of these doesn’t belong? While there is a strong perception that beauty and security cannot go hand-in-hand, attractive bulletproof barriers are totally possible. In some situations, a more pronounced bulletproof barrier design is exactly what the space and company requires. If that’s what your facility demands, we can achieve it. At …

bank bandit barrier arch window in a modern bank interior

The Bandit Barrier Deterrence Effect: Enduring Security for Banks, Credit Unions, and Check Cashers

Bank Security

For years Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards has been a strong advocate for the deterrence effect of bullet resistant bandit barriers. “This isn’t just a matter of opinion,” Jim explains. “We’ve been doing this for decades. We’ve watched the numbers: When more banks have bullet resistant barriers, fewer banks get robbed, and fewer people get hurt.”   Facts and Figures: A …

Banks recovering from natural disasters experience extra pressure on security and keeping business operations running.

Natural Disaster Recovery, Banks, and Bulletproof Security

Bank Security

Earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires—recent headlines are a grim reminder of the importance of business continuity planning for speedy disaster recovery. This is especially the case for banks, credit unions, and local non-bank financial service providers (like check cashers). When it comes to natural disaster recovery, banks have extra pressure to move quickly. In the immediate aftermath of a hurricane or earthquake, families struggle to secure …

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Video Surveillance Equipment: Deterring Crime Before It Happens

Convenience Store Security, Industry News

At Total Security Solutions, we understand that our bulletproof barriers are just one component of a successful security plan for any facility. A security professional may also recommend an access control system, a digital video recording system, proper employee training or a cash management system. With many of these security measures, going discreet isn’t always what facility owners are after. While bulletproof …

The best bulletproof glass for cell phone stores is likely Level 1 UL-rated bulletproof glass.

Best Bullet Proof Glass for Cell Phone Stores

Bullet Proof Glass

In the last few years there have been many viral videos of cell phone store armed robberies. They range from the classically stupid to downright terrifying. It has left many store owners asking: what is the best bulletproof glass for cell phone stores? Before we answer that, let’s take a look at these widely shared videos that show the many …

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Weird Places Bulletproof Glass is Protecting People, Art and Landmarks

Bullet Proof Glass

Police stations. Banks. Convenience stores. 24-hour gas stations. Pawn shops. These are places where you might expect to find bulletproof glass. As matter of fact, you might just find one of our own bulletproof barrier systems installed in one of these places. What you might not know is that bulletproof glass is currently protecting priceless works of art, national treasures, …

Armed robberies increasingly target small businesses because they do not have features like bulletproof barriers.

Armed Robberies are Up Nationwide–and Targeting Small Business

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The good news: Over the past decade both property crime and violent crime have markedly decreased overall across the U.S. While violent crime did rise slightly in 2015 (the latest year for which the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program has released final numbers), that increase was very small—just 3.9 percent. The bad news: Robberies increased in 2015, reversing a seven-year downward …

Bulletproof safe rooms in schools are just one way to guard against severe weather

Bulletproof Security Keeps Students Safe from Mother Nature

Bullet Proof Kevlar, School Security and Safety

For Atoka Elementary, located in Oklahoma, student safety is paramount. Because of its location, the school regularly faces the threat of severe weather. The school board purchased six bulletproof safe rooms, placing them in areas throughout the school. Installing these rooms is just one way the school is taking proactive precautions on possible threats from an active shooter or from mother nature. The Atoka …

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Good-Looking Ballistic Barriers for Fuel Centers and Gas Stations

Convenience Store Security

Over the past few decades Total Security Solutions has designed hundreds of ballistic security systems for new and renovated gas stations and fuel centers. TSS has honed their design and fabrication tools and practices, so that they can always find the best solution for each client and situation. That means being able to deliver solutions that meet the unique security, business, and aesthetic …