It has been too long since my last blog and I have been struggling about the appropriateness of this topic. Why? Because a blog is not intended to promote a product but to be conversational and educational. But today I am blogging as a parent and not a business owner,a parent who cried last night watching the memorial for Sandy Hook.If what I have to say today saves one life than it trumps offending any accusations of being opportunistic.As a security professional class room 'intruder locks' are not new to Flam's Lock and Key but they may be to many readers. These locks allow the teacher to lock the outside of the room from the inside, with a key, so they don't have to exit the room to lock the door. This is different than a double sided lock because the lock can still be opened with a key from the outside by the administration. This is important because of child molestation protection for the kids and teachers.This lock also prevents the kids from being able to lock the teacher outside the room, unlock a thumb turn, which some schools opt to use instead.It is this simple and this sad that there is even a need for these locks for ANY reason but in these crazy times I am glad we have them.In the past schools dismissed them because of the additional cost but after Sandy Hook there are few of us who can argue with the 'real' cost. This security is not in the 'virtual' world of violence and games that contribute to these unfathomable crimes but they are in the real world and can make a real difference.Yours in Security,Vikki Flam
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