Michigan Competitive School Safety Grant Funds Awarded To Schools Installing The LockOut System

Fowlerville, Mich. - November 23, 2018

For Immediate Release

Over 150 Michigan public and private schools have been awarded $25 million in grant money by the state to install safety systems on their campuses through the Michigan Competitive School Safety Grant. Over $2 million of these funds have already been allocated for installation of The LockOut SmartBoot System.

The LockOut System, developed in Michigan, pairs physical room entry deterrent devices with Bluetooth technology to create a comprehensive building safety system. The system is designed to keep students and staff safe in the event of a school lockdown.

“We’re honored to even be a part of receiving these funds from the state,” said LockOut Company CEO, Rob Couturier, “We’ve been working with the schools for quite a while helping them find and allocate funds, and this grant will really assist them financially.”

The LockOut Company worked with the schools and assisted with grant proposals at the school’s request to remove some of the challenges to being accepted and receiving their funds.

“We were happy to help,” said Couturier, “We always openly state that we wish our system didn’t have to exist, but it does, and it’s important that schools have the the tools to keep their students and staff safe. This grant will go a long way toward making that happen. We want to thank the schools for working with us and trusting us to provide them with those tools, and we want to thank the state of Michigan for putting student safety at the forefront of their agenda.”

The schools awarded funding that have chosen to use it for the LockOut System were not required to match the funding in any way, which was an important factor for Couturier, “The schools we work with often don’t have a great deal of funding available, so we make it work for them. With our installation of LED lights to reduce operating costs, financing programs, and now this grant, we’re able to install the SmartBoot System with little to no cost for the schools, and that means a lot to us.”

The LockOut Company is a leading provider of school safety systems in the United States and developer of The LockOut SmartBoot System. For more information contact us at [email protected]

We’re honored to even be a part of receiving these funds from the state, especially because they are coming from the State Police.

- Rob Couturier
CEO, The LockOut Company

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