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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 …


Although facial recognition technologies have an established track record in several markets, no system is perfect, and time will tell if its use in schools keeps students and staff safer.

Using Facial Recognition Technologies for School Safety

General Security

As students head back to school in the coming weeks, they may have to adjust to more than new teachers and piles of homework. Many will encounter beefed-up security procedures – adding school resource officers or new access control or video surveillance and facial recognition technologies designed to keep them safe. This year’s tragic …


Workplace violence and deaths are on the rise in retail environments, especially in big box stores, gas stations and convenience stores where owners are considering bulletproof barriers as a deterrent.

Deterrence and Convenience Store Security

Convenience Store Security

Although there is some good news in retail security – including another year of decreasing losses to robberies and shoplifting – working in retail is increasingly dangerous. The National Center for Victims of Crime reports that 26.3% of the victims of workplace homicide work in retail – even though retail workers …


Gas station security is a top priority for fuel center owners across the country as gas station cashiers are at higher risk than any other non-law enforcement profession.

Gas Station Security Challenges Independent Fuel Centers

Gas Station Security

Over the last several decades working in retail environments has become increasingly dangerous. Not only are retail workers more likely to be threatened with harm, but they are also more likely to be killed. Roughly one-third of all workplace deaths happen in a retail location. Gas station security is of particular interest right …


Bullet resistant glass comes in several UL-Rated levels including the popular and commonly used Levels 1-3.

Comparing Forced-Entry, Blast-Rated and Bulletproof Glass

Bullet Proof Glass

Spend a few minutes searching the internet and you’ll find tons of images and videos showing hardcore tests performed on so-called bulletproof glass, forced-entry glass and blast-rated glass. No doubt, these materials get put through the wringer to prove their worth and satisfy the curious – what would happen if we …


Custom Physical Security for Corporate Offices are becoming increasingly popular across a number of industries including retail, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and more.

2018 Trend: Custom Corporate Security Systems

General Security

“Since the start of the year, we’re finding that physical security for C-level executives is more of a focus,” notes Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards. “That’s nothing really new. The guy in the corner office has always had a little more to worry about when it comes to security. But at one …


Data center physical security involves securing the many entry and exit points of the building, and possibly installing ballistic barriers to protect staff.

The Importance of Data Center Physical Security

General Security

In a recent interview with MLive,Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards explained, “I’ve been around the bulletproof industry for 21 years. A long time ago, you only saw bulletproof products used to protect money. We took a different approach and wanted to help your most valuable asset, and that’s people.” …


The TSS Experience

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A leader in the bulletproof industry, Total Security Solutions designs, manufactures and installs bullet-resistant products and bullet-resistant barriers nationwide. We focus on customer service, customization, and speed. We believe that details matter, so we make sure to understand the unique specifications and security challenges of your project so you get …

Working quickly to deliver a custom bulletproof barrier on both coasts and temporary ballistic barriers at a private home for a visiting foreign dignitary

How Fast Can You Make A Custom Bulletproof Barrier?

Bullet Proof Company

This past spring Total Security Solutions was contacted about a novel custom bulletproof barrier project. The client was a very high-profile foreign dignitary. The dignitary would be working and staying in a variety of locations across the United States – some of which badly need a security upgrade. Two of these …


Simple things like changing your default factory password can keep video surveillance cameras and systems from being hacked by cyber criminals.

​Are Surveillance Cameras Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks?

General Security

Video surveillance systems have long served as the workhorse of physical security, exposing and even deterring criminal activity. But changes in technology have allowed cyber hackers to turn the tables on these dependable devices and make surveillance cameras another piece of equipment we need to protect. As more and more …