FBS Articles - Ballistic
Don’t Buy Residential Security Windows Without Reading This
When clients, architects, and interior designers call us to discuss residential security windows for their (or their clients’) homes, the most common concerns they list don’t actually pertain to security. They want windows that will keep out unwanted guests and intruders, sure. But their main concern is actually what the windows look like. They want a thin profile and they don’t want anything to block the gorgeous view. We totally understand — the view is a major selling point of the house and you want to be able to enjoy it (and maybe make your friends jealous). It’s our goal to create flawless residential security windows for you. We want them to be beautiful enough to do your luxury residence justice, but the most important aspect for us is that they keep you safe. Creating aRead more
Is a Frameless Security Door Possible?
One of the newest and most popular trends in luxury home design is frameless doors. If you’ve yet to see a frameless door, picture your front door (or bedroom, closet, etc) without trim work surrounding it. Picture the wall being perfectly flush with the door, instead. Frameless doors can be placed in interior or exterior openings, and no matter where they go, they’re stunning. We’ve installed quite a few at this point and many of our most recent calls are inquiring about installing a frameless door on their luxury home. The low-profile, sleek design of frameless doors lends itself easily to luxury home design. For homeowners and interior designers looking to keep the clean lines of their design aesthetic, frameless doors are an excellent choice. Given that our speciality is custom security doors, one of theRead more
Upgrading Your Luxury Home with Biometric Security
One of the most popular features we offer at Fortified and Ballistic Security is biometric security authentication. In the past, we’ve offered fingerprint scanners, but now the vast majority of the biometric scanners we sell use facial recognition technology. On the surface, it might seem like something special you could add to your luxury home — like something James Bond would have at his residence (and also maybe on the entrances to his hidden closets and his garage where he stores his Aston Martins, etc) — and you wouldn’t be wrong about that. Facial recognition technology is really fascinating. But it’s much more than a fancy feature you can add to your custom security door. It’s one of the most effective ways to keep your home, bedroom Sanctuary™ System, or office secure. Here’s how we canRead more
Building a Safe Room vs. a Sanctuary
One of the most common inquiries we receive from potential clients is the feasibility of building a safe room in their house. We don’t mean to brag, but yes — of course we can. We can design anything you want. However, we’re not going to recommend a safe room (or a panic room) in your house. The reason we say this isn’t because we think you don’t need it. We’re not passing judgment on your security situation — especially when we don’t know all the details yet. Plenty of our clients legitimately need a safe place where they can go in the event of an emergency. Many of them have used their designated safe place during actual emergencies. The issue we take with safe rooms or panic rooms is that — among other things — they’reRead more
Can I Have a Security Window Wall?
FBS is mostly known for our custom security doors, which is understandable — the doors are more “interesting” in that it seems like they’re more fun to design. There are covering options and ways to put glass inserts into the door, and the possibility of secret compartments. Of course people get excited about designing a custom security door. What our clients don’t typically realize is that our custom security windows are just as exciting to design. It’s just that when the design is executed perfectly (as ours always is), it’s actually invisible. We love designing custom windows for our clients, whether it’s a glass insert in a door, a luxury sliding door, or an entire window wall. Here’s what you need to know about FBS windows as you’re designing the luxury home of your dreams. YouRead more