United Way Youth Center

Being Proactive About Employee Safety

Bulletproof Protection

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 …

Tuscaloos County Sheriff's Office

Bullet Resistant Systems that Satisfy Government Clients

Architect Info, Bulletproof Protection, Municipal Buildings

Working so closely with government agencies has given the TSS design team a rare opportunity to hone their skills guiding government clients to the right system for their facility. As Bob George explains, “Many government clients come in saying hey, we want Level 8, we want the highest. We get that all the time, and then you have to talk them down. The fact is, we very rarely do anything above Level 5. Level 3 is realistic for most government barrier systems.

Bullet Resistant Frames

Premium Ballistic Frames Offer Huge Boosts in Sustainability and Multi-Threat Risk Mitigation

Bullet Resistant Materials, Bulletproof Protection

TSS’s thermally improved, Kevlar-reinforced bullet resistant exterior aluminum door and window frame system is calculated to optimize R value, given the needs of a bullet resistant materials. It offers bullet resistance up through UL Level 8, and can accommodate a wide variety of acrylic, polycarbonate, and laminated bullet resistant glazings. “It’s an enormous performance boost, in terms of energy, and ballistic—a true ‘best of both worlds’ scenario.”

bulletproof glass in profile

Not Everyone Needs Protection from an AK-47

Bullet Proof Glass, Bullet Resistant Barriers, Bulletproof Protection

“People end up with this impression that every crime in this country is committed with an assault rifle. Throughout 2015 the big news items included several major public shootings, a lot of protests, and big terrorist attacks in France and elsewhere. In the last six months we’ve seen a significant increase in people looking to go past the standard Level 3 barrier systems, asking for Level 4, 5, 6, and 7 protection. That’s a significant expense—and in every case so far, totally uncalled for.”

Carolina Medical Center

Hospital Architecture: Designing for Service and for Safety

Architect Info, Bullet Resistant Barriers, Bulletproof Protection, Pharmacy Security

Healthcare projects pose a unique, interlocking set of challenges for architects.  Some the challenges  include complex HVAC requirements, strict regulations and ongoing operational cost containment. These challenges are compounded by limited access to capital—which often falls short when it comes to executing the best engineering solutions. And that’s just the physical systems; …

Entertainment venue facility managers need adaptable security systems to ensure safety for large venues.

Entertainment Venue Safety Means Designing Adaptable Solutions

Bullet Resistant Barriers, Bulletproof Protection

Entertainment venues vary from sports arenas to concert halls and convention centers. Venues that cater to many different crowds present many challenges—especially for the folks in charge of managing the building. Entertainment venue safety must be responsive and adaptable. These venues present unique challenges for facility managers, including: The constant flow …