|SIA Opposes Use of Classroom Barricade Devices|
barricade devices can cause more harm than they prevent, the Security Industry
Association (SIA) is warning in support of an effort launched by the Door
Security & Safety Foundation.
administrators consider ways to protect students and staff from violence,
particularly active shooters, some are purchasing barricade devices that prevent
all entry into a classroom when deployed. These devices, however, often violate
fire codes. In addition, the possibility that a bully or violent student who is
already in a classroom could use the device to prevent school staff or first
responders from entering could put students at greater risk.
Read more: http://www.securityindustry.org/Pages/PressReleases/2017/SIA-Opposes-Use-of-Classroom-Barricade-Devices.aspx