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Classroom security

Schools should have the tools in place to manage the use of each opening so that they can lockdown on demand, as soon as an emergency arises—without compromising egress. There are three options for classroom lockdown. Select the credential that best fits your building, protocols and budget. Options include patented keys, fobs, or magnetic stripe, proximity or smart cards.


Manual lockdown

A high-security classroom lock with an inside/outside cylinder allows a teacher/faculty member to lock the outside lever from inside the room in the event of an emergency.
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Remote lockdown

Standalone electronic door locks can be locked wirelessly with a fob or other device from anywhere in the classroom.
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Centralized lockdown

Electronic locking systems can be initiated both remotely or by a teacher in the classroom. This is a networked solution tied into the school security system.
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Code compliant solutions

Schools should have the tools in place to successfully lockdown each opening as soon as an emergency arises—without compromising egress. Classroom barricade devices are retrofit security products that are designed to lock down a classroom in the event of an active shooter. They are often perceived as effective and inexpensive means to provide additional security. However, many of these products not only violate current life safety code requirements but could also result in increased risk and liability.

Read more about barricade devices and visit idighardware.com/schools for additional resources.