While no building product component or system is truly “bulletproof,” industry resources are evolving to evaluate, select, and specify high-performance, aluminum-framed curtain wall, storefront, entrance, and window systems which can help protect against active shooter attacks in schools, universities, and other facilities.
The Door and Hardware Institute (DHI), and the Door Security & Safety Foundation (DSSF) have issued a combined statement advocating the use of classroom doors lockable from the inside, known to be effective as a line of defense in an active shooter or lockdown situation.
Choosing a door control system for a facility is of the utmost importance to ensure the safety and security of people, property, and assets. Owners and designers need to select a system that is appropriate based on the flow of people, the type of assets held within the facility, and current and future security threats.
Bollard posts are a direct enhancement to any structure’s safety, but are often overlooked. They play a significant role in both safety and aesthetics for almost any business. These simple, practical, and cost-effective security devices create barriers to protect pedestrians, buildings, and other vehicles.
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