Banks with Bullet Proof Windows

United States
February 2, 2016 11:04pm CST
I noticed the bank had bullet proof windows now, and even some Subway stores I have visited in the past are adding bullet proof windows. You interact to the teller or cashier/employees through the bullet proof windows. My thoughts? It is incredibly weird and good. Yes, their job can be risky, but what about the rest of the crowd who walks in? It just shows that going to the bank is not safe after all? And I do not even live in an unsafe area per se. Are bullet proof windows common in your area? What are your thoughts on bullet proof windows?
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@Shavkat (44871)
• Philippines
3 Feb 16
Well, we cannot blame these establishments. They wanted to be safe and protect the investments of their clients.
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• United States
3 Feb 16
Yes, I agree. But I also feel unsafe too, lol.
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@TRBRocks420 (60933)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Feb 16
It's a scary world out there my friend, you got to keep an eye out all the time.
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• United States
3 Feb 16
Yes, I know! I read the news everyday and it's pretty scary!
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@kevin1877uk (36118)
3 Feb 16
It the UK it's been like that for some time,year. I did notice while over there in California there were on window, no nothing which I did find most odd.
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• United States
3 Feb 16
It's new to me. I also saw some select Subway's adding them too!
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@Mike197602 (13501)
• Worcester, England
3 Feb 16
we've got bullet resistant glass in banks but that's about it as far as I know. We have no shootings in my area but in other cities they happen occasionally.
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• United States
3 Feb 16
I am not sure what they're called. Bullet Proof Windows, Bullet Resistant Glass. I never really noticed, but select banks have them now. There are some robberies here and there but I don't think I live in a bad neighborhood. Do you feel awkward going into the bank? I feel like if anything was to go down ~ I'd be out in the open while the rest can be laughing safely behind the glass!!
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@Mike197602 (13501)
• Worcester, England
3 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby i rarely go into a bank but when I do I don't feel awkward in any way as bank robberies are rarer than hens teeth
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• United States
3 Feb 16
@Mike197602 Haha! I don't go to the bank often either nor have I witnessed a robbery, good thing! But, I have to admit a Sandwich Store (Subway) having bullet resistant glass is quite strange.
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• United States
3 Feb 16
It's a different world and I think if bullet proof glass can save a life - it's worth it.
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• United States
3 Feb 16
Yes, agreed! I would like that if I worked in a bank.
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• United States
3 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby I would like that in my car!
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@sishy7 (26740)
• Australia
3 Feb 16
I've known about banks, but never heard them installed at Subway stores... Would that make ordering the sandwiches harder to do?
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• United States
3 Feb 16
The glass walls wasn't all the way to the top, but high enough where they can hear you.
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@vickyrose (1979)
• Canberra, Australia
3 Feb 16
It's sad but this should have been brought on by unfortunate incidences in the past. Over here, the banks tellers just have a computer, a drawer that can only be opened by the authorized teller and a security system notice that everyone can read that in case someone attempts to extend their hands over the line, then the security alarm will be detonated. I do online banking most of the time anyway.
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• United States
3 Feb 16
In Australia, it is different. By having that system, no more robbers? I'm not sure why banks just not have more security or some sort of alarm like yours! I do online banking and rarely ever need to go to the bank too!
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@T_gray (7898)
• Salina, Kansas
3 Feb 16
I think its a good idea really. I mean with as much crime that is happening more and more I understand banks getting them. I don't understand why Subway needs it though
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• United States
3 Feb 16
I guess Subways have been getting robbed more frequently, lol.
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