Shelter Lockdown & Active Shooter Mitigation

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Shelter Lockdown Basics

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  • When violence occurs, technology can help place a barrier between assailants and your people.
  • The Best Access "SHELTER" (TM) lockdown system gives administrators a quick course of action to lockdown buildings, campuses, or zones with the click of a button. Because nothing saves lives like a swift response, or a locked door.
  • 86% of shootings occur inside buildings, such as on a college campus or in K-12 schools, classrooms, large assembly spaces, offices spaces and meeting rooms.
The Best Shelter System:
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  • Violent incidents like shootings are on the rise in schools, and in other public spaces too.
  • When they do there’s no time for delay, the average active shooting incident is over in minutes, before authorities can even arrive on the scene
  • Protect you students, teachers and employees using technology installed by Security Management Solutions to safeguard them!
  • Contact us and get your free quote. Our professionals are licensed installers and are ready to setup your BEST security system.
The "I Love U Guys" Foundation:

Standard Response Protocols

The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) is based not on individual scenarios but on the response to any given situation. Like the Incident Command System (ICS), SRP demands a specific vocabulary but also allows for great flexibility.
The premise is simple - there are four specific actions that can be performed during an incident. When communicating these, the action is labeled with a "Term of Art" and is then followed by a "Directive." Execution of the action is performed by active participants, including students, staff, teachers and first responders.
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• Lockout is followed by the Directive: "Get Inside. Lock Outside Doors" and is the protocol used to safeguard students and staff within the building.
• Lockdown is followed by "Locks, Lights, Out of Sight" and is the protocol used to secure individual rooms and keep students quiet and in place.
• Evacuate is always followed by a location, and is used to move students and staff from one location to a different location in or out of the building.
• Shelter is always followed by a type and a method and is the protocol for group and self protection.
These specific actions can act as both a verb and a noun. If the action is Lockdown, it would be announced on public address as "Lockdown! Locks, Lights, Out of Sight." Communication to local Law Enforcement Agency would then be "We are under Lockdown." Each response has specific student and staff action. The Evacuate response is always followed by a location: "Evacuate to the Bus Zone." Responses can also be combined: "Evacuate to Hallway; Shelter for Tornado; Drop, Cover and Hold."
Since its introduction in 2009, the Standard Response Protocol has been adopted by districts, departments and agencies across the US and Canada. The conformance to FEMA guidance about plain language and the simplicity of implementation has resulted in thousands of schools and law enforcement agencies implementing the program.
As organizations began adoption of the program, an ongoing commitment from The "I Love U Guys" Foundation has been to keep the materials relevant. In 2015, the Foundation released a total refresh on the materials, practices and guidance.

System Features & Options

  • Professional Hardware Devices: Wireless Bridges, Fobs, Door Locks & Crash bars.
  • Versatile: Available for cylindrical and mortise locks.
  • Affordable: More cost-effective than standard wired solutions.
  • Scalable: Fits most any-size building, room size or campus.
  • Proven: A solid defense against active aggressors.
  • The lockdown can include a single door, a set of doors, an area of the building, or the entire building or campus.
  • Systems include: cylindrical & mortise locks, exit devices, gateway, signal repeaters, control fobs and management software.
  • Wireless solutions: Easily retrofits to existing doors in buildings new and old.
  • Cloud-based software: Customize lockdown strategies, control remotely and integrate with existing systems.
  • Maintains egress during lockdown: Code compliant, enables people in locked areas to exit a room or building.
  • Use the software to set up how you want the building(s) doors to respond to an incident.
  • Admins can initiate a lockdown with a fob.
  • Best "SHELTER" can connect with an alarm panel to notify first responders immediately
  • Contact us at SMS, Security Management Solutions today for a free quote!

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