FAQ & Resources
Will TeacherLock™ classroom door locks work on both inward and outward swinging doors?
Will TeacherLock™ classroom door locks work on both left and right-handed doors?
Will these lockdown door locks work on double doors?
We are excited to be working on a new product which will be released in the future to accommodate this. Stay tuned!
Does the activator work with every TeacherLock™ classroom door locks?
Does the outside door key work with every TeacherLock™ classroom door locks?
Is this lockdown door lock easy to install?
See below for valuable information about the standards for classroom door security in schools.
The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) consists of members who make up the most senior fire officials in the United States. One of the many responsibilities of a fire marshal is to develop, adopt, and enforce fire safety codes. The document linked above outlines the guidelines for adequate door security according to the NASFM.
For more information on the National Association of State Fire Marshals, click here.
Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS), which was formed by the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the National Systems Contractors Association, is comprised of members of the security industry, school officials, security personnel as we as law enforcement officers. This coalition provides resources that will make students, teachers and staff safer. The publication linked above outlines its stance on using classroom door barricades in active shooter emergencies.
For more information on the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools, click here.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global nonprofit organization with a mission to save lives and reduce loss by means of information, knowledge, and passion. Information and knowledge provided by the NFPA are passed to others through over 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach, and advocacy. In the linked publication, the NFPA reports recent criterion for classroom door locks used against unwanted entry.
For more information on the National Fire Protection Association, click here.
In this educational video, the Door Security and Safety Foundation addresses safety issues surrounding classroom door barricade devices. What many don’t realize is that most of these devices on the market do not meet code requirements, unintentionally putting students and educators in dangerous situations.
For more information on the National Door Security and Safety Foundation, click here.
In the campaign, Lock! Don’t Block, the Door Security and Safety Foundation continues it’s efforts to promote door locking over the use of classroom door barricades. The linked document outlines the safety and security concerns of using certain classroom door barricades in emergency situations.
For more information on the Lock! Don’t Block campaign, click here.
Campus Safety (CS) magazine is a resource provided for those that serve in the public safety and security efforts at hospitals, schools, and universities, such as campus police chiefs and security directors. In the 2017 blog linked above, Campus Safety Magazine, outlines information on code compliancy for classroom door barricades.
For more information on Campus Safety Magazine, click here.