The Dangers of Door Barricade Devices

The following is from the Door Security and Safety Foundation:

The increased number of school shootings has created a growing public concern for safety in schools. Numerous opinions have evolved for improving student safety from an active shooter situation. In addition, several temporary door locking devices, or door barricade devices, have been made available with the intention of providing protection for students while in the classroom.

Unfortunately, these products fall short of the code requirementsand often lead to unintended consequences. It is critical that these devices are vetted through the formal code process to ensure that the proper balance of life safety and security is met. There are already solutions in place in most schools and experts who can help you confirm if your school safe and secure.

How Do I Know If My School Has Classroom Security Locks?

Check that the classroom door can be locked from the inside without opening the door, yet still allow egress from inside without having to unlock it. The door must be able to be unlocked from the outside as well. These are common door lock functions that are tested and certified to the highest standards of security and safety, and consistently meet required fire and building codes in schools and to date have been effective against active shooters. If you’re still uncertain, contact a door security and safety professional to help evaluate your facility.

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Applying and Removing Decals

Tools Needed:

  • Small single-edge razor blade scraper
  • Ammonia-Free Windex

Removing the Decals

1. Slowly slide the blade under the edges and chip away at the adhesive to separate the decal from the glass. Hold the blade as parallel as possible to the indow to minimize the risk of damaging the glass. Note: always push blade away from you to avoid injury. Once you have the edge lifted, you’ll have a better ability to peel the decal off. Older decals will be more likely to split into little bits and are generally more difficult to remove.

2. Spray Windex on the glass and use the blade to remove any adhesive residue. (An alternative would be a citrus-based cleaner.) After applying the chemicals to the residue, wait a few minutes and then try to wipe away the adhesive with a clean rag or paper towel.

Applying the Decals

When applying the decals, refer to specification ANSI 156.10/19.

1. Make sure the surface of the glass is clean of debris. Line up the decal, then press from one end and use a plastic blade to work out any bubbles.

2. Use the Windex to clean off any fingerprints.

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