Ballistic Security Glass

What type of bulletproof glass do I need?

The centerpiece of any effective bulletproof barrier system is a carefully selected choice of bulletproof glass. Your choice of glass impacts your protection level, as well as all of the other ballistic components you choose, such as bulletproof doors, frames, and accessories. Without a solid understanding of bulletproof glass, you’ll be vulnerable to costly mistakes and project delays. There are also widely-varying cost and lead time implications for each type of bulletproof glass product.

Unparalleled Experience and Lots of Options

With over 180 bulletproofing projects on average per month, our team has thousands of hours of experience and is ready to put it to work for you. We specialize in fabricating and installing bulletproof glass products for levels 1-8, including acrylic, polycarbonate, and glass-clad polycarbonate.

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We’ll help you explore all of the many options, and work with you to determine the right protection level. Then we’ll design a solution that aligns with your threat level, environment, budget and schedule.

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Bullet-Resistance | Glass-Clad Polycarbonate vs Acrylic

What Level of Bulletproof Glass Protection Do I Need?

Our Bulletproof Glass Products

 

Total Security Solutions offers a full line of ballistic security glass. These materials are sold as a part of a bullet proof glass system, cut to size or by the sheet.

 
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Bullet Resistant Acrylic Security Glass

Bullet resistant acrylic glass is available uncoated or with an abrasion resistant coating, which increases durability against solvents, weather, and ultra violet light.

Resistance Level 1-2
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Polycarbonate Security Glass

Polycarbonate glass comes standard with abrasion resistant coating, which increases durability against solvents, weather, and ultra violet light.

Resistance Level 1-3
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Ballistic Glass-Clad Polycarbonate

Glass-clad polycarbonate can be layered thicker and thicker to the highest-rated levels of bullet resistance. However it should be noted that it suffers from poor light-transmission.

Resistance Level 1-8
 

8 Levels of Bullet-Resistant Glass Explained

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Biggest Mistakes Made With Bulletproof Glass

We often see customers trying to self-diagnose which level of protection they need. Many people fall into the trap of over-protection, which outstrips their budget and creates structural problems. Adding more layers and greater thickness can increase your protection level, but it also greatly increases the weight and cost of the materials. You also might end up choosing something that is too thick to see out of or too heavy for your existing window frames to support. Working with our sales engineers at the very beginning of your project will ensure that you choose the appropriate level of protection.

Biggest Mistakes Made With Bulletproof Glass

We often see customers trying to self-diagnose which level of protection they need. Many people fall into the trap of over-protection, which outstrips their budget and creates structural problems. Adding more layers and greater thickness can increase your protection level, but it also greatly increases the weight and cost of the materials. You also might end up choosing something that is too thick to see out of or too heavy for your existing window frames to support. Working with our sales engineers at the very beginning of your project will ensure that you choose the appropriate level of protection.

What Does A Bulletproof Glass System Cost?

The cost of your bulletproof glass system will depend on the glass you select, and the system needed to support it. Simple projects like something suitable for a stand-alone ticket window or after-hours transaction window, might cost between $3,000 to $5,000 to ship to you (not including your installation).

A more complex bullet-resistant barrier system, such as an entire truck stop, small bank branch, or corner store is going to run around $15,000 to $20,000. This might include project details like enclosing each register in a bullet proof glass booth with ballistic fiberglass, reinforcing the counters and installing deep deal trays that are integrated into the countertops.

What Does A Bulletproof Glass System Cost?

The cost of your bulletproof glass system will depend on the glass you select, and the system needed to support it. Simple projects like something suitable for a stand-alone ticket window or after-hours transaction window, might cost between $3,000 to $5,000 to ship to you (not including your installation).

A more complex bullet-resistant barrier system, such as an entire truck stop, small bank branch, or corner store is going to run around $15,000 to $20,000. This might include project details like enclosing each register in a bullet proof glass booth with ballistic fiberglass, reinforcing the counters and installing deep deal trays that are integrated into the countertops.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

With over 15,000 jobs installed nationwide, our customers have a lot of good tings to say about working with us.

"TSS came out and did all the measuring and approached each problem that we had. The installation was really nice because they did it after hours. It was just a really smooth process."
Mark Kimbell
General Manager, Gallatin Dept. of Electricity