In 2007, Sandy Hook Elementary school was the site of one of the most horrific school shootings in history. Early in the year, Principal Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung ordered a new security system at the entrance doors and had the doors locked at 9:30am. On this day just after 9:30, Adam Lanza found the doors locked, but used a high powered assault rifle to shoot a hole in the doors to gain entry. This is NOW a preventable situation.
In a matter of seconds an active shooter can enter your building regardless of the locking device. With one thing in mind, there is little to stop them…until now.
A door equipped with a secondary security layer is no match for a high powered assault rifle
The Lockdown’s Ballistic Shields are not just a sheet of metal. Made from specially tested aluminum they are nearly impenetrable as they are placed over key areas on doors and windows. When shot, the bullet penetrates the unique material limiting expansion and causing razor sharp edges at the penetrated point.
For a shooter to gain entry, they must shoot a clean hole into the metal big enough to reach into the building to unlock the doors. A second, and most damaging deterrent, is the sharp razor edges the bullet holes cause. The shooter WILL sustain major injury attempting to open the door.
Ballistic Shields provide exactly what is needed in active shooter situations…TIME
Time is of the essence in these situations. Any obstacle the shooter must hurdle is time for students, staff, and police to prepare. As the shooter is using up ammunition attempting entry, your students and staff are barricaded in rooms with The Boot.
Once the shooter has failed, he may make other attempts at different locations or give up. Again, this allows you to prepare and buys time for police response.
Your added protection without looking like Fort Knox
At 3mm thick, the shield lay’s nearly flush to the door. This isn’t a thick piece of metal heightening public concern. They are engraved with the school name and a plasma cut center with the mascot. They have a high density adhesive and several screws anchoring the shield to the door.