LifeSafe products buy time and saves lives.
It’s a fact that most bad guys go for the “easy” targets, the innocent and defenseless, those who have little or no protection from gunfire, explosions, and other physical harm. Unfortunately more and more schools are becoming targets of such violence. Regardless of the circumstances, gunfire in our schools shatters the sense of security that these institutions are meant to foster.
Professional threat assessment specialists have confirmed that the use of a physical barrier in the form of a bullet resistant classroom door or furniture along with a remote lock-down system is an extremely effective first line defensive measure against an intruder.
But a school shouldn’t look like a fortress. By nature, schools are designed for aesthetics; students learn better when they are comfortable in their surroundings. Yet these characteristics also make schools highly vulnerable to attacks.
LifeSafe Door Armor, Armored Furniture, and related accessories are designed to complement the decor of the classroom itself. In most instances our armor is invisible; but when a violent incident occurs, LifeSafe can mean the difference between life and death.
- Since the Sandy Hook incident in December of 2012 there have been an average of nearly one per week somewhere in the U.S.
- 24% of shooter incidents in the US between 2000 and 2013 took place in educational environments (K-12 / IHE). Second only to Commerce/Public areas.
- Small towns such as Paradise, TX who had an incident in August 2015 with a population of 453 are not exempt. Shootings have occurred in 40 of 50 states and the District of Columbia.
- The average shooting lasts 12.5 minutes. According to Homeland Security statistics, the average police response is 18 minutes. In 64 incidents where the duration of the incident could be ascertained, 44 (69.0%) of 64 incidents ended in 5 minutes or less with 23 ending in 2 minutes or less.
- Many incidents end before police arrived. Of the 160 incidents, at least 107 (66.9%) ended before police arrived.