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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Vestaburg High School with The LockOut Company Ballistics Shields intruder defense and school safety installed

Interview with Brandon Hubbard - Vestaburg Community Schools

We head to vestaburg Community Schools to interview Superintendent Brandon Hubbard and learn how The LockOut Company is making Vestaburg Community Schools safer.

August 21 - 2019
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Napoleon Launch Day - The LockOut Company

We head to Napoleon High School for the official launch day of The LockOut System.

August 18 - 2019
St. Mary's School background with school building

An interview with RJ Lomas, Principal of St. Mary's School

We interview RJ Lomas, Principal of St. Mary's School and learn how St. Mary's is making their school safer through The LockOut Company's SmartBoot door barricade and school lockdown system.

July 30 - 2019
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An interview with Nate Johnson of Stryker Local Schools, Stryker, Ohio

We interview Nate Johnson of Stryker Local Schools, Stryker, Ohio and learn how Stryker Local Schools are making their schools safer through The LockOut Company's SmartBoot door barricade and school lockdown system.

July 22 - 2019
Bobby The Boot The Human Door Barricade for Lockdown Safety

Bobby The Boot: An Important Part of The LockOut Family

Bobby The Boot is an important part of the LockOut family. In this article, we talk a little about what Bobby means, and why he's so integral to helping children lean about lockdown safety.

July 20 - 2019
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Important Stakeholders When Deciding to Implement a School Lockdown System

Who are the most important stakeholders for whom you need to make decisions when implementing a school lockdown system? In this article we take a look at the groups whose needs must be met in order for your lockdown system implementation to be successful.

July 16 - 2019
The Boot Door Barricade deployed in an outward facing door

An Ongoing Process: Why Lockdown Safety Isn’t a One-Time Investment

After your lockdown plan and system implementation are complete, what are the next steps? How can you continue to improve safety and security in your building? This article takes a look at a few ways to continue the process of building security and lockdown safety after system implementation.

July 8 - 2019
Elaine Crosby - President Jackson Lumen Christi Schools

An Interview With Elaine Crosby, President - Jackson Lumen Christi Catholic High School

We interview Elaine Crosby, President of Jackson Lumen Christi Catholic High School and learn how Jackson Lumen Christi is making their schools safer through The LockOut Company's SmartBoot door barricade and school lockdown system.

June 24 - 2019
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Why Reflective Room Placards Should Be Part Of Your Lockdown Safety Planning

Highly Reflective Rapid Response Room Placards are one of the unsung heroes of the LockOut System. Obvious, unmistakable room and area identification is crucial to the effectiveness of any lockdown system. We take a look at how reflective room placards can benefit anyone trying to make their building safer.

June 20 - 2019
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How Ballistics Shields Deter A Potential Threat To Your Facility

There are many ways to deter a threat to your facility as well as impede their process should they attempt to gain entry to your building. The LockOut Ballistics Shield is one piece of lockdown safety equipment that can be used to do both.

June 16 - 2019
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Partner Spotlight - Development: Neosoft Technologies

We've addded a bonus article to our Partner Spotlight Series, and profiled our incredible development partner, Neosoft Technologies, who've worked unbelievably hard to develop our LockOut mobile application.

June 11 - 2019
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An Interview With Ryan Cunningham, Superintendent - Ovid Elsie Area Schools

We interview Ryan Cunningham, superintendent of Ovid Elsie Area Schools and learn how Ovid Elsie is making their schools safer through The LockOut Company's SmartBoot door barricade and school lockdown system.

June 10 - 2019
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The Value of Updating School Safety Policies and Procedures

Policies that keep students and staff safe go far beyond lockdown systems like The LockOut System. Every policy that a school puts in place is an opportunity to add layers of safety to the processes that students, staff, parents, and visitors work within on a given day.

May 16 - 2019
Recent Articles

Interview with Brandon Hubbard - Vestaburg Community Schools

August 21 - 2019

Napoleon Launch Day - The LockOut Company

August 18 - 2019

An Interview with RJ Lomas - Principal of St. Mary's School

July 30 - 2019

An interview with Nate Johnson of Stryker Local Schools, Stryker, Ohio

July 22 - 2019

Bobby The Boot: An Important Part of The LockOut Family

July 20 - 2019

Important Stakeholders When Deciding to Implement a School Lockdown System

July 16 - 2019

An Ongoing Process: Why Lockdown Safety Isn’t a One-Time Investment

July 8 - 2019

An Interview With Elaine Crosby, President - Jackson Lumen Christi Catholic High School

June 24 - 2019

Why Reflective Room Placards Should Be Part Of Your Lockdown Safety Planning

June 20 - 2019

How Ballistics Shields Deter A Potential Threat To Your Facility

June 16 - 2019

Partner Spotlight - Development: Neosoft Technologies

June 11 - 2019

An Interview With Ryan Cunningham, Superintendent - Ovid Elsie Area Schools

June 10 - 2019

The Value of Updating School Safety Policies and Procedures

May 16 - 2019

FBI Active Shooter Statistics 2018

May 13 - 2019

Securing Your Home During Summer Vacation

May 10 - 2019

How We Can Help Stop Bullying

May 6 - 2019

Raising Funds for a School Lockdown System

May 1 - 2019

What Is Egress Law?

April 24 - 2019

Do You Need Door Barricades: A Brief Guide

April 17 - 2019

How to Make Employee Termination Safer for Everyone Involved

April 14 - 2019

What Is Secure Mode?

April 10 - 2019

A Few Important Lockdown and Lockout terms

April 6 - 2019

3 Reasons Students Feel Safer After Their School Installs a Lockdown System

April 2 - 2019

How To Ensure Lockdown Drills Are Safe, Effective, and Healthy

March 24 - 2019

How To Include Parents When Implementing a School Lockdown System

March 15 - 2019

Three Questions to Ask About Your Building Lockdown System

March 8 - 2019

Partner Spotlight - Part 3 of 3: Future Electronics

February 26 - 2019

The Importance of Code Compliance When Installing a Lockdown System

February 25 - 2019

LockOut Company Issued Utility Patents for LockOut System

February 22 - 2019

LockOut SmartBoot System Passes FCC Testing

January 28 - 2019

Why The Michigan State Police School Safety Task Force Final Recommendations Are So Important For School Lockdown System Safety

January 18 - 2019

Not Just for Schools: Evaluating Lockdown Systems for Residential Communities

January 15 - 2019

Seven Education & Safety Blogs We Follow

January 12 - 2019

The Psychological Effects of Lockdowns on Students

January 9 - 2019

Not Just for Schools: Evaluating Lockdown Systems for Commercial Locations

January 4 - 2019

Not Just for Schools: Evaluating Lockdown Systems for Government Facilities

January 1 - 2019

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