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
*Emergency locking amendment- Pending changes of the 2018 edition of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, recognize that the use of such devices needs to be addressed separately (and differently) from new doors. Section 18.104.22.168.4, Classroom Door Locking to Prevent Unwanted Entry, permits two distinctly separate releasing operations from the egress-side (the interior) of the door, provided […]
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 […]
“Applied” critical thinking and “applied” physics? The pictured device is a typical ideation of what product importers and salespersons theoretically think is needed for active assailant Lockdowns and Lockouts. An understanding of applied physics as it relates to door strength and vulnerabilities immediately tells the experienced tactical clinician this locking device is in the VERY […]