Last month, NBC News published an article on classroom locks, and yesterday, the Today Show on NBC ran a story about how school districts are addressing security – including the role of the doors and locks. With mainstream media covering physical security, this important information will reach millions of people and help to safely secure schools and other buildings.
One clarification I would make is that when the reporter speaks about participating in a lockdown drill, she says, “Inside, everyone remains in lockdown. Only police can unlock the doors and let them out.” The specific electrified locks shown in the video will allow free egress at all times, in case students and teachers need to evacuate. On the corridor side of the door, the locks will remain secure to prevent unauthorized access until released by law enforcement or school personnel.
Click the image below to watch the story from the Today Show: