When it comes to the safety and security of businesses and organizations and their employees, more and more of them want to gain the benefits of incorporating bullet resistant transparent barriers into their buildings and offices. Creative Industries is a bulletproof glass company serving the needs of companies and facilities looking for better protection against the threat of gun violence. We’ve served a wide range of industries to bring the peace of mind that comes from making a wise investment in bulletproofing.
Who Needs Bullet Resistant Barriers?
There are several different characteristics of a business or organization that point to the need for bulletproof glass protective products. The broadest characteristic of all is serving the general public. If you’re open to the public, then there is a greater possibility of gun violence. But depending on the type of business or organization, the chances of gun violence may be more likely or less likely.
Next comes the way customers are served. Any kind of walk-up or drive-up service for interacting with customers is more vulnerable. Places that are open 24/7 are more vulnerable by being open all night. Finally, there is the perception on the part of criminals as to the likelihood of there being substantial sums of money on site. In other words, what kinds of operations tend to be the target of armed attackers? With these characteristics in mind, here the kinds of industries and companies most frequently served by a bulletproof glass company like Creative Industries:
Stadiums and Arenas
Stadiums and arenas are usually located in high-traffic areas, with box office workers exposed to large crowds at one time. These locations usually rely on windows with openings that are sized specifically for the efficient exchange of payments and tickets. These windows have the added benefit of keeping employees warm, a benefit when box offices are located outside.
Convenience Stores and Gas Stations
Like hotels and motels, convenience stores and gas stations often stay open 24 hours. Because of the security issues this brings, these locations can have a difficult time finding and keeping good employees. By installing bullet-resistant products, convenience stores can provide a safe place for workers while maintaining an opening big enough to pass through larger items like cigarette cartons.
The history of security issues at banks is well known. Bank robbery isn’t as easy as it once was, thanks to surveillance cameras and security guards, but it still happens. Bulletproof windows are being installed at banks and credit unions to protect employees who interact with customers. But in addition to banks, payday loan sites and other types of financial institutions are also vulnerable.
Hotels and motels must keep staff on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Because their lobbies are completely unsecured at all times, hotel clerks are open to whatever foot traffic makes its way into the building. By putting those employees behind bulletproof windows, hotels and motels can keep front desk staff safe around the clock.
While schools should be a safe place for students and teachers, numerous tragedies over the years have proven otherwise. School administrators are now taking measures to protect their school systems by requiring all visitors to pass through a front office to get to a locked area. Through the installation of bulletproof windows, the gatekeeper can screen all visitors while also staying safe. Schools can also provide better protection for students and teachers by having bulletproof desks, cafeteria tables, and so on.
Although they’ve long needed them, bulletproof windows at police stations are a relatively new development in many cities. With the use of bullet-resistant products in the lobby, police stations can screen visitors, keeping officers and administrative workers safe while still serving the public. There are options that can work within a local government’s budget to ensure its law enforcement workers feel safe while they’re at the station.
Not every threat of gun violence has to do with armed robbery. In some cases, the goal of the attacker is to find an outlet for their hatred or dissatisfaction. Sometimes government buildings become the object of an attacker, whether it’s because they are a disgruntled former employee or someone who feels ill-served by the government. Given some of the domestic attacks on government buildings that have been seen in recent years, more and more government buildings at the local and state levels are incorporating bulletproof glass for greater safety and security.
Hospitals and Clinics
Gun violence in hospitals and clinics is not common, but it happens more than most people think. Medical and healthcare facilities that want to protect both employees and patients should consider the use of bulletproof glass products for added safety and security.
Not every retail business needs bulletproof glass. The deciding factor here has to do with what kind of merchandise is carried. The more valuable the merchandise, the more likely a retail store could be an attractive target for armed robbery. For example, a jewelry store is much more likely to be targeted than a clothing store.
A Bulletproof Glass Company for Your Security: Creative Industries
The vast majority of gun violence incidents that happen in and around the kinds of facilities listed above involve handguns. The good news is that a properly glazed and installed bullet resistant transparent glass barrier offering ballistic protection levels 1, 2, and 3 is sufficient for protecting employees while at the same time still facilitating customer service and transactions. Take a look at the products we make at Creative Industries to see what is available to you. We can also create custom solutions as needed. If you’re in the construction phase of a new facility, we encourage you to visit our architectural corner for information on incorporating bulletproof glass products in your project.
Any business that deals with the public can benefit from installing bullet-resistant products to protect those employees that regularly interact with customers. When you keep your employees safe, you’ll have an easier time attracting and retaining quality workers, and your current workforce will notice the investment you’ve made in their safety and will appreciate it, resulting in higher morale.
We look forward to connecting with you through the Contact Us page of our website or by telephone at 800-776-2068 to discuss your needs in a free consultation and prepare a quote for meeting those needs.