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Mar 13 2019

WW: Solve for Tomorrow Competition

Category: Egress,School SecurityLori @ 11:58 am Comments (5)
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I love kids, and I love opportunities for innovation and creativity.  I love problem-solving and physical security, but I also value life safety and code-compliance.  Inventors need to consider authorized access, free egress, and accessibility, in addition to security.

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5 Responses to “WW: Solve for Tomorrow Competition”

  1. Bryan says:

    Hey kids, learn a bit more about the world around you before pushing an uneducated agenda.

  2. Mark Williams says:

    I commend the students for taking the initiative to improve the safety and security of their environments. However, we have code compliant products that work. Don’t want to get into all the life safety code and ADA challenges with this solution as the issues are the same as all the other barricade devices – not to mention the issue with responders gaining access to the room in the event of an emergency – or what happens when the danger is in the room (as in Platte Canyon and Virginia Tech…and others). I continue to point to the Sandy Hook Commission report as well as the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Commission Report that document the fact that no active shooter has breached a locked door. Commercial grade locks are not broken, defeated or shot off doors…..They work!
    I love the passion of the student who are willing to step up and be part of the solutions. I encourage students who want to enhance and improve the safety and security of their environments, to download the PASS Guidelines and Assessment tools (free) and work with their schools and safety teams to implement them.

    Mark Williams, Vice Chair, Partner Alliance for Safer Schools

  3. Eric T says:

    I still believe there needs to be some sort of Public Address message sent out for radio and television. The general public simply does not KNOW about the codes and regulations that govern doors/hardware.
    Instead of all of the political back-stabbing, the news stations need to get the message out that these “security devices” are not fire, life-safety or ADA compliant.

  4. Jamo Ladd says:

    Kids like your thinking. Yes there are codes to meet. But I am impressed by the kids thinking. I love thinking outside the box and sometimes having fresh ideas will bring about great changes. Kids keep it up. You were given a project without all the information you really needed.
    I just recently saw a video of security fog machine that blast a blanket of fog down on the robber which disorients him as the cashier seeks a safe place. Of course the video is promoting the fog machine, but I thought that was thinking outside the box with some potential.
    Good Luck kids

  5. DAVID FEDERICO says:

    It’s always great to see young minds at work thinking outside the box … However as stated before there are hundreds of compliant solutions already .Time to educate our youth ,teachers,and law enforcement officials how they work and how they can Delay Deter Deny access .

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