Is Biometric Technology the New Standard for Smartphones?

September 16, 2013

In 2018 America, a tough new reality exists. Are bulletproof backpacks the answer? No. Of course not. 

It's actually absurd to us that these products sell so well. But even though our team at Bulletproof Workspace is made up of post 9/11 military veterans, we all have children. And we worry, just like you. If we have the capability to do something to help mitigate shooting tragedies, we feel it is our obligation to do so.

Bulletproof backpacks are not the solution to this complex issue. The real solution is layered security for schools, situational awareness, stricter gun laws, and a stronger mental health treatment system in this country.

The bulletproof backpacks and bulletproof blankets we sell make up just one small component of school safety.

Leveraging the state of Michigan's proud heritage of furniture manufacturing, we are currently developing bulletproof school desks that will stop bullets fired from an AR-15, the weapon used in 6 of the last 10 mass shootings.

Backpacks, unfortunately, will not stop an AR-15 bullet. Instead, they offer ballistic protection against most handgun bullets. So, why sell them? We feel that some protection is better than no protection.

Bulletproof Workspace was founded as Modern Workspace Tech Furniture in 2013 by Post 9/11 veteran of both the US Army and US Air Force Wes O'Donnell. Wes is a speaker and veteran advocate having spoken at TEDx, the US Air Force Academy and numerous corporate clients on getting veterans hired.

Today, we specialize in ONE area... and that's NIJ IIIA level ballistic protection enhanced backpacks and bulletproof blankets for schools. Veteran-owned and proudly made in the state of Michigan, every bulletproof backpack is made to order.

The best part about Bulletproof Workspace, is the amazing feedback from our customers. Wes believes that when you sell similar products that can be found elsewhere, outstanding customer service should be your brand!

So, what happens when a group of military veterans decides to open a bulletproof backpack store?  You have a highly efficient operation with most of our products made in the USA!

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All of our products ship for free within the continental United States! Additionally, we don't charge sales tax on orders placed outside the State of Michigan.

Outstanding Customer Service

We take outstanding care of our customers and have earned a reputation as a place you can count on to deliver quality, dependable service.  Especially when you're making a large business purchase, you need to be confident that the company you buy from will support you before AND after the sale.  


Our Promise to You

If we're fortunate enough to earn your business, we'll provide you with the professional, prompt and expert service you deserve.  And in the unlikely event something goes wrong with your order or shipment, we'll work to resolve any problems as quickly as possible at no cost to you.  We want you to be happy with the service you receive and will do whatever we can to ensure that's the case – that's our personal guarantee. 

Unfortunately, we don't currently ship internationally; that is, outside of the United States. We are working to include the UK, Canada, and Australia in short order. Check back!

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Apple is not the first, nor will it be the last company to come out with a fingerprint scanner on its newest smartphone.  The upcoming HTC One Max, as it’s currently being referred to in tech news, is rumored to be equipped with a biometric fingerprint scanner similar to that on the new Apple iPhone 5S.  This device will be one of the newest “phablets” (you’re on notice, Webster’s, new word here) on the market (smartphones bridging the gap between phone and small tablet with a screen measuring between 5 and 7 inches) sporting a 6.3 inch full HD display with a large internal processor.  It is expected to release this October and leaks have shown it to have a rear mounted fingerprint reader just below the rear facing camera lens.  This will be the third smartphone this year having a fingerprint scanner as its new security measure, being preceded by the Pantech Vega LTE A and the Apple iPhone 5S which also released with similar technology. 

The idea of fingerprint scanners on smartphones has been around for nearly a decade.  But in the wake of Apples imminent release of its first fingerprint scanner, its competitors consider it a necessary feature to keep up in the market.  Consumers will now have the benefit of not being burdened with the task of remembering yet another password for another device.  It will give them the peace of mind knowing they have an increased level of security that is unique to only themselves.