Meets Department of Homeland Security's #1 Recommendation for Classroom Security
○ What are Red Button Locks?
Red Button Locks are Securitech manufactured instant locking classroom locks and security systems that are 100% code-complaint and enable schools to lockdown single or multi-door facilities quickly and efficiently with a press of a button in emergency situations.
○ How is a lockdown initiated? How long does it take?
Simply press the red button on the door to engage the 1in stainless steel deadbolt. Red Button Locks are equipped with visual indicators on the classroom side of the doors to show when the emergency bolt has been engaged.
Doors are secured instantly when the emergency red button has been pressed.
○ In the event of an emergency, will I need to install any devices to the door to secure the classroom?
No; all Red Button Locks are installed on the door. Red Button Locks function as everyday passage locks in the day, and can be secured instantly in the event of an emergency.
○ How do you prevent students from pressing the red button? What if a student locks the teacher out?
In the same way schools already review and practice fire, tornado, and lockdown drills, we advise schools to review the Red Button Locks and implement similar routine drills to educate faculty, substitutes, and students.
Today, schools are equipped with fire alarms and students are instructed only to pull in the event of a real fire. We advise a similar code of conduct.
The main advantage of Red Button Locks is that the teacher need not be in the room in the case of an emergency. Students at any age can secure the door from the inside and immediately have that extra protection. This affords occupants time to "shelter in place." Substitutes and faculty do not need to scramble for keys, open the door and lock from the hallway side of the classroom (like most traditional classroom locksets), or install hardware to secure the door. Simply press the red button.
Teachers and first responders have a key to gain entrance from the outside if the emergency deadbolt is engaged, unlike barricade devices.
○ What if an intruder breaks a classroom door window and reaches in to unlock the existing door hardware?
Red Button Locks effectively secure classrooms against active shooters; testimony presented to the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission indicated that an active shooter has never breached a locked classroom door by defeating the lock.
Classroom door windows, or vision lites, can be equipped with frames or kits to further secure classrooms. There are several on the market, including those that are bullet resistant; local code and school requirements should always be consulted prior.
○ Can faculty and first responders unlock and enter? How?
Faculty and first responders can always enter by key; absolutely no special tools or procedures necessary.
○ Do Red Button Locks meet state and local codes?
1000% Red Button Locks respect all fire and life-safety codes and meet the Department of Homeland Security's #1 Recommendation for Classroom Security.
Resources worth reviewing include (but not limited to) NASFM's Classroom Door Security & Locking Hardware Checklist and the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Report.
○ How do I purchase?
Please contact us for pricing and other information.
○ Are Red Button Locks easy to install?
We train and certify installers beforehand to ensure smooth installation; we also support installers via phone, email, and FaceTime if any issues arise.
SAFEBOLT™ takes an average 15-25 minutes, whereas the QID™ and LEXI™ Lockdown have variable factors.
Securitech representatives will come to your facility and provide demos or perform complimentary site assessments.