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Jul 07 2017

FF: You Get What You Pay For

Category: Egress,Fixed-it Friday,School SecurityLori @ 12:43 am Comments (9)

I have run out of words.  Is this the best we can do to secure our classrooms?  🙁

Thank you to John Danes of Best Access Solutions for the photo!

9 Responses to “FF: You Get What You Pay For”

  1. lach says:

    The sad part is that the one who did this is most likely patting themselves on the back for such a clever solution they came up with.

  2. Terri Meyers says:

    You’re right, there are no words for that!

  3. Chuck Park says:

    I’d be willing to bet the rent that this “device” was the brainchild of a teacher or administrator.
    Please, educators, stick to teaching our children and leave door hardware design to the professionals in that field.

    P.S. – Betcha that door loop isn’t even through-bolted 🙂

  4. Tony Calistro says:

    The first lawsuit will put an end to all this nonsense

  5. Eric Rieckers says:

    This demonstrates the importance of educating facility managers/end users on available hardware options. More often than not the selling stops once the product gets specified.

  6. Allen says:

    Would a stainless steel crossband in the door deter someone from fastening this sort of item?

  7. Joel Niemi says:

    betcha could get a sawzall with a long blade through that gap, and cut the turnbuckle

  8. David Federico says:

    I just wonder how secure that drywall is . I think the door frame would have been stronger… Such a sad state of affairs . When we cheap out to protect our kids .

  9. Martin aka @lauxmyth says:

    Yikes. The pity continues in that it is such an obvious weak solution too. It is all weakest links. (Pun intended as the designers should be laughed at.)

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