Emergency Lockdown Systems For Schools & Businesses

94% of School active shooters start inside – Exterior Security Doesn’t Solve the Problem

The picture of the the sheriff’s deputy guarding the front of Marjory Stoneman portrays an extreme sense of security with the gates in the background. When we look at the campus photos we see fencing around the entire campus.  We know that surveillance cameras were placed all over the campus as well.  On the 45 […]

SafeDefend – Teachthought podcast

SafeDefend spoke on the Teachthought podcast about school safety and security.

School Safety starts with notification not metal detectors

The most important thing to understand when addressing school security is that it must be based on effectiveness. We know from past incidents that quick notification to police and alerting occupants are the two best ways to reduce casualties. Perimeter security focuses on locking the problem out. Metal detectors rely on the idea that you […]

School Safety Requires Immediate Notification in a Crisis

In the wake of another school shooting there is talk about the best approach.  The one glaring problem that continues to arise is the lack of notification to building occupants and police, or a lockdown alarm.  According to media outlets it was 10 minutes until a Coral Springs police officer entered the building.  The SRO […]

Time is of the Essence; Waiting for the police takes too long in an active shooter crisis

The reporting on the school shooting at Marshall County High School in Kentucky demonstrates one critical point that is often missed. Waiting on law enforcement to respond and handle an active shooter crisis is not an effective option and leads to higher casualty counts.  It should be stated clearly at the start that our peace […]