Government & Municipal Buildings
How do security professionals protect government and municipal buildings from modern threats?
Choose the right level of bulletproof glass for your building.
Resistance level 1-8
Bulletproof Barrier Experts
At Total Security Solutions, we design bulletproof solutions for government buildings that balance safety, cost and daily operations. Our bullet-resistant doors and windows provide the highest level of protection while still feeling welcoming to employees and visitors.
We can retrofit a bulletproof barrier into your existing building. We take great care to provide accurate estimates and detailed product information so you can choose the right bulletproof components for your project.
Your 4-Step Process for Maximum Protection
Regardless of your facility type, follow this process for maximum protection and minimum interruption to daily operations:
Talk to your people to uncover blindspots (security guards, maintenance, receptionists)
Choose the right level of UL bullet-resistance based on your threat profile
Talk to bulletproof experts about customizing a bulletproof barrier to fit your location
Conduct regular safety training for everyone in your building
Choose Your Building Type
Protecting Government Buildings
Government projects use higher-security materials, often call for more customization, and are always held to higher, federal building security standards. Total Security Solutions has decades of experience designing, fabricating, and installing complex bullet resistant barrier systems in government facilities around the country.
Bulletproof barriers in government buildings are some of the few that call for UL-rated Level 8 glass-clad polycarbonate (GCP), and not many bulletproof glass companies have the equipment and expertise to fabricate it with precision. It is one of the toughest ballistic laminates on the market, it's over two inches thick and comprised of eleven layers of glass, urethane, and mar-resistant polycarbonate.
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Protecting Municipal Buildings and Township Offices
Municipal building security is critical, but not every building needs embassy-level protection. Courthouses and township offices are adequately protected by UL-Level 1-3 bulletproof glass. Bulletproof installations in municipal buildings and township offices typically focus on creating a professional, modern atmosphere while still maintaining a high level of safety and open communication with the public. When considering courthouse security or city hall security, think about the flow of traffic and how any barriers will affect people's experience with your building and staff.
Custom bulletproof barriers are designed to work with the structural elements of your municipal building to ensure a seamless design aesthetic from the existing architecture to the bulletproof elements, including:
- Countertops secured with bullet-resistant fiberglass and custom milled to match your existing decor
- Bulletproof transaction window frames and door hardware in multiple finishes
- Window speakers installed in loud areas to ensure ease of communication
Download the 5 key components of a municipal building security plan
Protecting Utility Offices
Most utility offices are high traffic locations, some seeing more than 20,000 people a year and sometimes that means dealing with irate or threatening customers. Project for utility offices typically focus on maximizing the comfort level of staff, while making sure that communication with customers is crystal clear.
Bullet-resistant transaction windows have come a long way in terms modern looks, and how people communicate through them. The Baffle Interior Transaction window is one of TSS’s premier products, offering the best sound transmission available for bullet resistant barriers.
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Protecting Police Stations and Substations
Many people assume that police stations are safer than other buildings. However, if you think about it, most of the people who work in a police station are unarmed staff. That, along with a rise in recent active shooter events, has fueled an interest in bulletproof barriers and bullet resistant glass for police stations. UL-rated levels 1-3 are the most common levels of bullet resistance used in police stations.