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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Partner Spotlight - Part 3 of 3: Future Electronics

We continue our partner spotlight series with Future Electronics. We had the opportunity to interview Mike Cavazos, Strategic Account Manager at Future Electronics, about how Future Electronics was able to assist in engineering, testing, sourcing and production phases in order to bring The LockOut System to market.

February 26 - 2019
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The Importance of Code Compliance When Installing a Lockdown System

We explore a recent situation in which a school had to remove its door barricades, not provided by The LockOut Company, due to lack of code compliance, costing the school hundreds of thousands of dollars.

February 25 - 2019
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LockOut Company Issued Utility Patents for LockOut System

The LockOut Company, developers of the LockOut SmartBoot System, have been issued utility patents for various components of the LockOut SmartBoot System.

February 22 - 2019
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LockOut SmartBoot System Passes FCC Testing

The LockOut Company SmartBoot System has passed FCC Compliance testing for multiple components and the system as a whole has passed inspection as well.

January 28 - 2019
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Why The Michigan State Police School Safety Task Force Final Recommendations Are So Important For School Lockdown System Safety

Over the past several months, our home state of Michigan has been evaluating school safety and security, which of course included the safety and effectiveness of school lockdown systems like the SmartBoot, to create their final recommendations for schools moving forward into the new year.

January 18 - 2019
Recent Articles

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