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Barricade Box 101: Everything You Need to Know About This Simple & Safe Solution

Did you know that in an active shooter situation, one of the safest places you can be is inside a classroom or an office with a barricaded door?


The Barricade Box is an incredibly simple, rapid, and safe solution to barricading yourself in a room for defense in an active shooter situation. It works on nearly any inward or outward swinging door with a handle or knob, and is compliant based on recommendations from the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Barricade Box is perfect for use in schools, offices and workplaces, churches, and even in the safe room of your own home.


The Barricade Box is simple, fast, and secure. In only seven minutes, it can be installed into any wood, steel, or masonry door frame. Most importantly, it can be easily applied by any child in less than seven seconds, giving anyone the ability to protect themselves and others.


To apply the Barricade Box:

  • Remove the cover

  • Pull cord around the door handle

  • Wrap cord around the Barricade Box

Any attempt to breach the door after application will cinch the cord down even further. The Barricade Box uses a burn-proof and cut-resistant KevlarⓇ cord with 2,000 pounds of tensile strength. Designed with safety as the utmost concern, it ensures that individuals are always ready to protect themselves and others in case of a dangerous situation.


Why rely on a Barricade Box rather than a high-tech security system alone?


Simplicity Matters

The Barricade Box is a uniquely simple method of protection because it does not rely on outside factors to ensure the safety of individuals behind the door. For instance, many high-priced access control devices are rendered ineffective in cases of workplace violence when the gunman has the access card, key, or code. In many cases, fire alarms also deactivate door locks, a tactic often used by armed intruders.


The Barricade Box does not require any power or electricity, nor does it rely on the protected door to lock from the inside, making it a reliable, consistent safety measure. It puts confidence and control back into the hands of the endangered individual, leading to clearer thinking, less panic, and a greater chance of survival.


Application is as simple as 1, 2, 3. Pull, Wrap, Secure. It’s designed to be easy enough for anyone to do in an incredibly short amount of time.


Speed Matters

In an active shooter situation, every second counts. When time is of the essence and lives are at stake, it is vital that everyone is able to make immediate, actionable steps to protect themselves and those around them. Danger escalates quickly. The Barricade Box can be applied by a child in less than seven seconds, protecting lives in danger and giving them ownership of their own safety.


The Barricade Box is self-contained and always ready for use, eliminating the need to find and install the device under stress. It is constructed with equal symmetry, meaning there is no wrong way to apply it. Confident and error-proof application saves lives. The versatile piece of equipment that works on door closers, handles and knobs, contouring to any door frame or molding for rigorously tested security from threats such as active shooters.


Security Matters

The Barricade Box uses materials of superior quality and strength to protect lives, including 4.5 feet of flexible, cut-resistant, burn-proof, low-stretch KevlarⓇ cord, which has over 2,000 pounds of tensile strength. Your safety is anchored in solid steel with a laser cut steel base securely installed into the existing building framework.


Your Safety Matters

Designed by a father of three and the husband of a teacher, the Barricade Box is designed to protect what matters most: your life. Safety is the ultimate priority. A Barricade Box in your school or workplace may be the difference between safety and tragedy.


Lockdown International is dedicated and driven to provide clients with the knowledge, training, and products like the Barricade Box to be proactive in unexpected situations.


We partner with clients to create and implement custom proactive solutions based on their risk assessment. To learn more, please visit our Instructor Course.

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