The LockOut Company Blog

Our blog is designed to provide insights and information into the current state of safety in schools, offices, churches, nurseries, government buildings, and other buildings and facilities of all kinds.

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The Psychological Effects of Lockdowns on Students

In December, an extensive Washington Post article exposed just how widespread school lockdowns are in the US. In this article, we evaluate the psychological effects of lockdowns on students, and how we can protect students while mitigating the psychological effects caused during lockdowns.

January 9 - 2018
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Not Just for Schools: Evaluating Lockdown Systems for Commmercial Locations

In this article, we’ll focus on evaluating lockdown systems and procedures for commercial buildings, which can include but is not limited to: malls, offices, stores, and other businesses which open to the public every day.

January 4 - 2018
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Not Just for Schools: Evaluating Lockdown Systems for Government Facilities

In this article we evaluate government facilities, and how lockdown systems like the LockOut SmartBoot System can provide effective security measures for these locations.

January 1 - 2018
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Not Just for Schools: Evaluating Lockdown Systems for Places of Worship

In this article, we’ll focus on evaluating lockdown systems and procedures for places of worship, which have sadly become a common target of threats over the past several years in the US.

December 27 - 2018
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The Psychological Effects of Lockdowns on Students

January 9 - 2018

Not Just for Schools: Evaluating Lockdown Systems for Commercial

January 4 - 2018

Not Just for Schools: Evaluating Lockdown Systems for Government Facilities

January 1 - 2018

Not Just for Schools: Evaluating Lockdown Systems for Places of Worship

December 27 - 2018

Partner Spotlight - Part 2 of 3: The Pinnacle Technology Group

December 19 - 2018

Keeping It Local: Why Midwest Companies Are Powering The LockOut SmartBoot System

December 15 - 2018

Partner Spotlight - Part 1 of 3: The Divelbiss Corporation

December 12 - 2018

Why We Built The SmartBoot System

December 9 - 2018

Why The IoT and Bluetooth Technology Are The Future of Building Safety

November 27 - 2018

What a Mock Lockdown Can Reveal About Your School Lockdown System

November 4 - 2018

Want to Improve Your Lockdown Procedures? Ask These Three Questions.

October 30 - 2018

Make The Switch: How Converting to LED Lighting Can Benefit Your Organization

October 24 - 2018

School Lockdown Report - October 19th, 2018

October 19 - 2018

Five Steps to Reduce Fear for Students During a School Lockdown

October 18 - 2018

School Lockdown Report - October 12th, 2018

October 12 - 2018

Why School Lockdowns Are Not "One Size Fits All"

October 3 - 2018

We're Friends With ALICE, And You Should Be Too

September 28 - 2018

When It Comes to a School Lockdown, Have a Plan, Not Just a System

September 25 - 2018

Best Laid Plans: Why a Comprehensive Building Identification System is Critical to Safety and Security

September 21 - 2018

The Changing Landscape of School Safety

September 17 - 2018

7 Steps to Keep Schools (and Other Buildings) Safe

September 17 - 2018