Securitech SAFEBOLT™ Accomplishes 3-Hour Fire Rating

SAFEBOLT is the first barricade lock that respects all fire and life-safety codes for safe-haven locations, according to the company.

Securitech Group, a lock manufacturer, announces SAFEBOLT™, its red button locking solution, has achieved a three-hour fire rating.

SAFEBOLT is the first barricade lock that respects all fire and life-safety codes for safe-haven locations and is designed in full compliance with the existing National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code and International Building Code (IBC), according to the company.

By pressing the red button, a 1″ stainless steel locking bolt, shielded in a nylon polymer sheathing, instantly secures a room, eliminating the need to search for keys or install dangerous secondary barricade devices. Entry is always possible by key for staff and first responders, meeting code requirements for keyed entry to any locked classroom.

SAFEBOLT is cost-effective, says the company, as it can be retrofitted to existing cylindrical level locks. It also has a high visibility indicator that notifies occupants that the door is bolted and provides free egress through a single motion that retracts the bolt and latch from the inside at all times.

SAFEBOLT follows all Department of Homeland Security guidelines, which recommend employing the use of a push-button mechanism to avoid having to search for a key to lock a door.

It also aligns with the National Association of State Fire Marshals’ Classroom Door Security & Locking Hardware Checklist, which highlights the importance of securing occupants from the interior of a classroom, eliminating the need for teachers to go into the hallway to lock a door.

In 2019, SAFEBOLT was selected as the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) winner of the Lock Systems and Storage Containers category.

Also in 2019, another Securitech red button lock solution, the QID™ Quick Intruder Deadbolt, won Campus Safety’s Best Electronic Systems Technologies (BEST) Award for the Locks and Door Hardware category.

For more information on SAFEBOLT or other locking solutions, visit

Editor’s Note: Campus Safety does not endorse any products. Before you adopt any solution, be sure it meets any and all local and national code requirements and has been thoroughly reviewed by security technology personnel and the local authority having jurisdiction.

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