Activated with speed and simplicity
Withstands high velocity impacts.
Low Tech (“KISS Rule,” keep it simple).
With many years of direct and personal experience with violent encounters, I am still compelled to read and educate myself from what other people have learned during their own personal experiences. I also study incident analysis, research, and the conclusions given by academics, and there is always something to be learned from their insights. […]
DHS School Safety Guide
Active Crisis Tool Compliance
Is barricading the door during an active shooter attack dangerous and illegal? There are occasionally comments on our Facebook page like the ones below regarding our temporary door barricade. As long as these concerns are coming from teachers, parents, and school employees, and not from the Builder’s Hardware Manufacturer’s Association (who bring nothing to the […]
DOJ & FBI: 2016 / 2017 ActiveShooter Update
Initiative Based Evolving Strategies & Tactics Our response to a person suggesting the idea of making our door barricade “centrally controlled.” Our door barricade lockdown concept from the beginning was to be analog. Dependence on fine motor skills, electricity, a computer program, or having to think of a code number, or finding a slide card […]
Initiative Based Evolving Strategies & Tactics Sid Heal states in his book “Field Command”: Crisis by its very nature are plagued with confusion and chaos… Events can unfold quickly and typically require an immediate response. Consequently, normal and routine procedures are interrupted. High-stress situations are typically complex and unpredictable. Their cause or immediate nature may be […]
One of the Best Practices recommended for active assailant incidents is door barricading. It is recommended and approved by the FBI, DOJ, FEMA, the Department of Education, the Association of Chiefs of Police, NASRO, and the A.L.I.C.E. Institute to name a few. This list also includes multiple states and local jurisdictions where legislatures and code […]