physical security best practices are often an afterthought or not thought about at all; understanding corporate security best practices can help you develop a better approach to being prepared and protecting your employees and visitors.

Corporate Security Best Practices

General Security

In most business settings, physical security is either absent or insufficient. “Since nothing has happened,” explains T.J. McComas, a physical security specialist and founder of Bastion Security Group, “the conclusion is that the security works. But, in many cases, it isn’t that the security works, it’s just that they’ve been …


Businesses are looking at safety procedures and training including corporate active shooter training to be more prepared for an incident.

5-Minute Safety Topic: Corporate Active Shooter Training

General Security

Corporate offices are among the locations most susceptible to gun violence—and least prepared to respond effectively. In America, violent crime has steadily declined since the 1990s. But the workplace has proven to be an anomaly: Workplace shootings are on the rise. Today, the bulk of American active shooters attack places of …


The five most common types of bulletproof glass are traditional laminated glass, insulated ballistic glass, acrylic, polycarbonate and glass-clad polycarbonate.

The 5 Types of Bulletproof Glass Used Today

Bullet Proof Glass

As Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards explains, “There are many different ballistic glass products out there, all of them are fit for different applications—and most people call all of them ‘bulletproof glass,‘ no matter what they are.” Specifically, there are five types of bulletproof glass commonly sold today. You …


Charitable organizations and generous individuals are finding ways to fund the effort to outfit more police K9s with bulletproof vests for their protection.

Protecting Police K9s With Bulletproof Vests

General Security

Police dogs, or K9s, perform dangerous tasks in the line of duty, yet they aren’t issued K9 bulletproof vests like many of their human handlers. It’s mostly due to a lack of funding – not to a lack of love or caring. But that’s changing thanks to the generosity of …


school security windows

Easy-Care, Durable School Security Windows

School Security and Safety

Total Security Solutions market segment leader Rick Reid recently received these photos from a school in Florida, showing the condition of their security windows.             What happened to these windows? Most people assume that this glass is decades old and deeply scratched. Maybe someone gouged …


School Building door with heavy duty barricade lock

The Dangers of School Door Barricades

School Security and Safety

Door barricades are an attractive solution: For just a few thousand dollars a school can outfit every single classroom with a door barricade that’s easy to activate and renders the room virtually impenetrable. They can be installed quickly, without disrupting school activities. And most importantly in many communities—where armed guards …


security windows and access control solutions for synagogues

Security Windows For Religious Organizations

Religious Organizations

Hate crimes targeting religious groups are on the rise both in US and Canada. Unfortunately, law enforcement agencies still report having difficulty persuading religious organizations to directly address this terrible reality. A key concern that many congregants raise is that they do not want enhanced security to inadvertently exclude anyone. …