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Crime can happen anywhere, making employee safety a top priority for many business owners. This past winter, a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting in front of the Delonis Center, an Ann Arbor, Michigan homeless shelter, served as a wake-up call for neighborhood business owners. The bullet hit the window of a nearby bus stop shelter, shattering the glass, before hitting the Delonis Center. Thankfully, no one was hurt.
Following the incident, the Delonis Center began actively researching ways to upgrade its security options– including bulletproof glass.
In 2014, a Wisconsin Salvation Army increased its security by installing bulletproof glass in its front window and medical dispensary. The facility is responsible for distributing prescription medicine to its residents. And like many pharmacies, it faces an increased security risk. The Director of Operations cited a need to be proactive about employee safety and “make it safer for our staff to do their job.”
Justifying the cost of Bulletproof Glass
Security measures like bulletproof glass, bullet resistant counters, bulletproof package passers, and bulletproof transaction windows might seem like extra expenses that are hard to justify, but it sure beats constantly worrying about employee safety.
Unfortunately, many small businesses do not make a serious commitment to employee safety until they experience a loss. Harmed employees, stolen items and property damage are all costly to business owners. There’s also an uphill battle to earn back the trust of employees and customers after a crime occurs.
Proactive security, by contrast, communicates an important message to employees: Their well-being is a top priority. Total Security Solutions is committed to helping you work within your budget and getting you the best security for your staff, customers, and assets.
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