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We are thrilled to announce that Allegion is now a Mission Partner of The “I Love U Guys” Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to school safety and crisis response. Developed together with school administrators, psychologists, public space safety experts, families, and first responders, The “I Love U Guys” Foundation’s programs are both research and experience based.  They are used in more than 50,000 schools, districts, departments, agencies, organizations, and municipalities around the world.

Listen in as Allegion’s Paul Timm talks with the founder of The “I Love U Guys” Foundation, John-Michael Keys in his latest podcast.  They discuss John-Michael’s personal story, the mission of the foundation and their training programs.

The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) provides consistent, clear, shared language and actions among all students, staff and first responders for all hazards. It is action based, and allows organizations, first responders, students, and parents to share a specific vocabulary for quick and coordinated action. It also acts as a tool for training which develops the muscle memory necessary to respond appropriately in moments of crisis.  The SRP is based on five actions: Hold, Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate, and Shelter.

Reunifying students with parents or guardians is a critical component of emergency response, but one that is often overlooked. The Standard Reunification Method (SRM) provides school and district safety teams with proven methods to plan, practice, and achieve a successful reunification amid what can be chaotic and stressful circumstances.

As a company dedicated to pioneering safety, Allegion believes in the importance of sharing best practices in educational safety and security to promote positive changes in school environments. Through our partnership with The “I Love U Guys” Foundation, we aim to enhance our efforts in creating safer learning environments and making a meaningful impact on school safety nationwide.

Learn more about Allegion’s safe school initiatives at, and view our summary of best practices for doors and openings in schools. These best practices are based on recommendations from past incident reports, guidelines from the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS), and other industry and federal reports.

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