bulletproof glass hospital entrance

Healthcare Facility Security is “People Dependent”

Healthcare Saftey

HIPAA and data breaches grab the headlines when it comes to healthcare facility security. But an increasing number of healthcare facilities are focusing on their physical security. Total Security Solutions sees an increasing number of inquiries from a wide array of healthcare providers: pharmacies, mental health providers, networks of family planning clinics, …


The healing Center - TSS Bulletproof Glass Installation

Designing Physical Security for Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare Saftey

Designing physical security for healthcare facilities is a delicate balancing act.  Even more so than usual, administrators, workers, and clients are sensitive to the aesthetics, as well as their safety and privacy. “This is often already a tense situation,” says Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards. “People are often nervous if …


Bullet-resistant barriers provide physical security as well as emotional security for workers in volatile environments like healthcare, law enforcement and payment centers.

Green Bullet Proof Barriers for Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare Saftey

Sixty-five percent of hospitals and health systems are specifying green or environmentally friendly materials in all or some of their current construction or renovation projects.” Unfortunately, even as hospitals are continuing to pursue greener buildings and LEED ratings, the bullet proof materials industry has lagged behind, offering few options with enhanced R-values, thermal breaks, gas fills, or meaningful insulation.


Patient Room

Hospital Design Affects Healing

Architect Info, Healthcare Saftey

While the architectural design of the building is probably not top of mind while sitting in a hospital emergency room or resting in labor & delivery, a lot of decision-making goes into ensuring that a patient’s stay is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. In a situation where minutes can …


hospital reception area with bulletproof glass

Three Kinds of Ballistic Barriers for Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare Saftey

The 2015 Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) note that “Healthcare and social service workers face a significant risk of job-related violence.” According to OSHA, about 10% of all workplace injuries are assaults—and roughly 75% of …