Emergency Lockdown Systems For Schools & Businesses

Expert Advice on Evaluating Lockdown Systems: 7 Critical Questions to Ask

School shootings continue to make headlines. They continue to inspire outrage, horror, shock, and disbelief. And they continue to take lives, tragically, and far more often than they should. Even though these events remain relatively rare, they have an outsized impact on our hearts, minds, and imaginations, and it is incumbent upon every decision-maker tasked […]

The Biggest Problem with Current School Safety Solutions

When we look back at the three deadliest school shootings of 2018, one similarity they all share is obvious: none of the school safety solutions that the districts had in place at the time did what they were supposed to do. These shootings occurred in Marshall County, Kentucky, where there were two deaths (and an […]

Do Armed Guards Make Kids Feel Safer in Schools?

In response to several school shootings there has been a large push to allow armed personnel or to add school resource officers on campus.  This is a popular approach that has gained traction over the last few years.  There can be a financial cost for additional personnel, training and potential liability.  Outside of these factors […]

5 Critical Things a Lockdown System Must Do

For many parents, educators, and communities, 2018 was a year of heartbreak. That year, 113 people were killed or injured in school shootings in the United States. According to the Center for Homeland Defense & Security, it was the worst year on record. Yet, with school shootings receiving media attention for over a decade, the […]

More of the same a year after the Parkland shooting

The solution to school security is not more of the same With the anniversary of the Parkland shooting there have been a lot of articles about the changes over the last year.  The interesting observation is that nothing has changed but rather a double down on more of the same.  The response to these events […]