Physical Safety Barriers: Low Tech Can Be Highly Effective
Nov 8, 2018
Physical security barriers such as bars, rolling shutters, side folding grilles, and scissor gates add time to a would-be intruder’s smash and grab. The visual deterrent alone of these products is proven to reduce burglary attempts…
Commercial Burglary: Don’t Make It Easy for Them
July 19, 2018
Consider also exterior window bars and shutters, which are an excellent way of deterring burglars, and fixing safety bollards into the ground surrounding premises will protect against ram-raiders.
Burglars will often try to overcome an intruder alarm system by cutting the signal and filling exterior alarm bells with substances such as foam to stop them sounding. A common ploy is to set the alarm off repeatedly and wait until the police and keyholders stop responding to it, giving burglars more time to act…
Impact Glass or Rolling Shutters?
March 19, 2018
The photo of the condo units (above) are on the 3rd through 6th floor, taken in November 2017, after Hurricane Irma in St. Petersburg, Florida. The hurricane-rated impact glass windows did not break from flying debris, but from the wind pressures generated against the glazing…
National Burglary Statistics 2017
While 2017 showed an overall drop (5%) coming off of a record 2016, the end of the year shows that robbery and burglary incidents are beginning to pick up …
QMI – Small Company With Big Hearts
Nov 8, 2017
The employees at QMI Security Solutions, Inc. (QMI) did not sit idly by after the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the Mexico earthquakes. Many of the company’s customers, family, and friends live in the stricken communities of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. The employees came up with a novel plan …
QMI Awarded Global Innovation Prize
Feb 23, 2015
QMI Security Solutions, of Itasca, Illinois, was just awarded the Innovation Prize for Rolling Shutters (Rollläden) at the R+T shutter and blind trade show in Stuttgart Germany. …
QMI Considered for Global Innovation Prize
Oct 6, 2014
QMI Security Solutions is under consideration for the 2015 Innovation Prize at the R+T world trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates, and sun protection systems …
Habitat For Humanity
June 28th, 2014
June 28, 2014 was the hottest day of the summer. The last townhome foundation had been poured for the Prairie Green Habitat For Humanity build …
Smaller is Better
New engineering enables a 13 ft. tall roll shutter to fit into a 7” coil housing, while providing one of the strongest shutters for hurricane protection on the market …
Is that a stadium luxury box window or a hurricane shutter? Actually both!
August 05, 2011
Florida Atlantic University’s new football stadium in Boca Raton Florida features luxury suites rising above the stadium’s west side seating which will accommodate 22 people each and “will have operable glass windows so guests can experience all the game-day excitement while enjoying a climate-controlled environment,” as stated on the www.FAUsports.com …
What service window, wheeled mall kiosk, restaurant counter, kitchen window, casework shelving, or cabana bar opening do you need to protect?
July 15, 2011
Rolling shutters are often used by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) as they incorporate the QMI security shutters into the design of their kiosks, cabinets, and even airplane jet ways. QMI shutters can be found in most every large US airport. If one is stuck with hours to kill late at …Full story
How can retailers be a smaller target for burglars?
September 20, 2010
One of QMI’s security shutter protected retailers found that break-in attempts dropped 70% when shutters were added to their storefronts. One of our retailers had 4 break-ins in their first six months of business and lost considerable merchandise. QMI installed shutters 11 months ago and they haven’t suffered even a …Full story
What can retailers do to prevent loss from theft and burglary?
September 20, 2010
Security guards, cameras, and alarms aren’t a big deterrent for thieves anymore. Sometimes I think ski masks were invented the day security cameras were introduced. No one pays attention to alarm sounds and cops have so many false alarms, they don’t/can’t pay attention either. Okay, then guards must be the answer…Full story