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Be Careful When Buying Classroom Barricade Devices

Expert says many of these products are not code compliant and could nullify the warrantees of locks and door hardware.

Since the Sandy Hook mass shooting in 2012, many campuses are considering the purchase of products that teachers can use to barricade classroom doors during an active shooter incident or lockdown.

According to Paul Timm of RETA Security, however, many of these devices do not comply with NFPA or ADA codes. Additionally, many of them could nullify the warrantees of locks and door hardware.

In this video, Timm describes the concerns he has with these devices.

About the Author

Robin Hattersley Gray
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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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