Activated with speed and simplicity


Withstands high velocity impacts.


Low Tech (“KISS Rule,” keep it simple).


Anchorman, Inc. Door Barricade Compliance Memo

*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, Classroom Door Locking to Prevent Unwanted Entry, permits two distinctly separate releasing operations from the egress-side (the interior) of the door, provided […]

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Guide for Preventing and Responding to School Violence


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Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters


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Anchorman, Inc. Life Safety Brief – Active Shooter Incidents 2016/2017

DOJ & FBI: 2016 / 2017 ActiveShooter Update  

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Anchorman, Inc. Life Safety Brief – Centrally Controlled Lockdowns

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 […]

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Anchorman, Inc. Life Safety Brief – Crisis by its very nature are plagued with confusion and chaos!

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 […]

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Bureaucrats & Door Safety Foundations (AKA: Door Lock Companies)

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 […]

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Applied vs Theoretical-Do They Know The Difference?

“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 […]

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Teacher Couldn’t Get The Door Locked! Who’s Accountable?

So again after several deadly attacks over the last couple of months, we have “certificate holding experts” mass emailing their digital and podcast training courses.  They focus on what they sell or advertise as the solution: surveillance cameras, computer apps., and desktop simulation role-playing!  Having early warning and reactive tools is absolutely necessary and prudent, […]

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IBEST Response Training-Real Knife Attack & Situational Awareness

Make no mistake, the man being attacked here did the best he could to defend against an ambush.  In fact, the more times I view it, he did a very good job defending against this surprise attack. However, situational awareness would have given him more time to respond.  That is the point of the IBEST […]

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