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.
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.
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.