Where ever you are, A SAFE PLACE TO HIDE should be there, too.
Work, schools, retail areas and shopping, houses of worship, your home. These are all places in our everyday lives we should feel safe, yet few of these areas are equipped for protection from an active shooter threat. Over 70% of mass shootings occur in a business, school, retail area, or open space. Safe Place Solutions has dedicated ourselves to creating a solution that’s affordable, customizable, and user-friendly to protect you and your loved ones in these settings.
The Gun Violence Archive (GVA) reports as of April 19, 2021, the United States has had at least 150 mass shootings this year, where at least 50 of these mass shootings were in less than a month. While the graph to the left is eye-opening, the data since 2018 is staggering. Restaurants, spas, FedEx, vigils, apartments, convenience stores, business such as shipping centers or manufacturing, grocery stores, bars, house parties, night clubs, office buildings. These are just some of the locations of recent mass shootings. It seems like these days, nowhere is truly safe.
Whenever an event occurs, we ask ourselves the same question: could we have done something to save even a single life? Having a plan for an active shooter situation is step one, step two is equipping the space for safety. Our products are an asset in any industry, see below to learn how Safe Place Solution can be applied in your industry to create a safe place and provide peace of mind.
Sandy Hook (2012)
Virginia Tech (2007)
Marjory Stone Douglas (2018)
Since 1999, shootings in schools have unfortunately become more common than anyone would like. According to the FBI, between 2000 and 2018 there have been 57 incidents with more than 170 deaths and 220 wounded.
Our products are designed to keep those numbers as low as possible. Between our bulletproof white boards and our ballistic wall tiles, a safe space is possible.
Pulse Nightclub (2018)
Walmart, El Paso, TX (2019)
Boulder, CO Supermarket (2021)
Atlanta, GA Spas (2021)
The FBI breaks down active shooter incidents in businesses between open to pedestrian traffic, and closed to pedestrian traffic. Businesses open to pedestrian traffic are properties that exchange a good or service in a location where people are anticipated to be on a daily basis, like Walmart. Closed to pedestrian traffic as private properties that function in commerce without people typically coming in, like a call center. Between 2000 and 2018, 74 mass shootings occurred in open businesses, and 37 in closed.
Ballistic surface tiles allow facilities to harden critical areas such as reception desks, doors, and walls. Learn more about how our WonderTiles™ can provide safety in an active shooter event.
Places of Worship
Texas First Baptist Church (2017)
Pittsburgh Synagogue (2018)
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (2015)
San Diego Synagogue (2019)
Between 2000 and 2018, there have been 11 shooting incidents in places of worship, reported by the FBI. 71 people were killed in those 11 shootings, and 60 were wounded. Houses of worship are somewhere to feel safe, but these events rip that safety away from the community.
We want to provide powerful peace of mind for any location, houses of worship included. Our hidden bulletproof surface tiles can provide critical protection in these open spaces.