• Entry door security device. School lockdown door security

  • Entry door security device. School lockdown door security

  • Entry door security device. School lockdown door security

  • Entry door security device. School lockdown door security

Why use our door barricade security hardware?

BOLO STICK is a strong, simple, safe, and affordable door barricade device made in the USA. It is designed to be used in defense of human lives when the lockdown of rooms is necessary to protect against unwanted threats and armed intruders.

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Entry door security device. School lockdown door security

“We have been looking for a door barricade that was strong and easy to deploy during a high stress situation . I have looked at many different types of options for securing our elementary students and this is the best “ We now have Bolo Sticks in all of our classrooms “

Bobby Brasher - The Brook Hill School Director of Security, TCOLE Certified Classroom and Firearms Instructor

Bolo Stick School Door Lockdown Device

There is no specialized information or training needed, making this the most simple and most effective form of classroom barricade security devices, essential equipment for the L (lockdown) in ALICE training.

Simple Security Door Barricade

Installation of our security door barricade is almost as simple as using it to secure your door. The Bolo stick locksdowns both inswing and outswing doors and can be installed on almost any floor. Installs in minutes.

Entry door security device. School lockdown door security

“The Bolo Stick door barricade device is endorsed by the NOCSSM (National Association of Church Security & Safety Management). NOCSSM™ is a national non-profit organization of churches across the United States. They provide members with educational resources to help them in their security efforts.“

NOCSSM (National Association of Church Security & Safety Management) - nocssm.org

Strong Door Barricade Security?

The Bolo Stick door reinforcement has been independently tested and rated to resist forces in excess of 4,200 pounds, that's more than 2 tons! Solid steel components make Bolo Stick an unbeatable force in keeping out active threats to classrooms, offices, or homes.

Simple Active Shooter Security?

Bolo Stick has no mechanical parts that can become defective. The one-step round hole/round peg philosophy eliminates the need for fine motor skills under stress. Our door barricade device does not require any special knowledge to operate and has universal mounting for inward or outward swinging doors. Installs in minutes.

  • ""In a smaller school district built over years of changing building codes, Bolo Stick was the product we selected which met all of our criteria to function with the least possible amount of human or mechanical error, while consistently and uniformly securing doors opening in both directions. Using Bolo Stick uniformly throughout the district provided the opportunity to streamline training for regular and substitute staff and comply with newly enacted legislation. Our staff has reported feeling empowered and more confident in the knowledge that once Bolo Stick is deployed, no threat can get into their classroom(s)." "

    John C. Jones - Bullard Independent School Distict - Director of School Safety - Bullard, TX

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  • "We felt it was the best quality device that was out there... the easiest for our teachers to use and for our maintenance staff to install."

    John Grabowski - Champion Local Schools Superintendent - Warren, OH

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  • "I believe that the Bolo Stick is the best and most cost-effective security device on the market today. As a Fire Chief, I endorse the Bolo Stick because of its simplicity, ease of use, and compliance with local fire codes. As a parent, I endorse the Bolo Stick because it will keep my kids safer."

    Brian Taylor - Fire Chief, Pleasant Township Fire Department Franklin County, Ohio - Grove City, OH

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  • "Mr. Bill Barna at Bolo Stick has truly gone out of his way to develop a great partnership with Liberty ISD. His personal commitment to helping us ensure the safety of our students, teachers, and staff has never wavered. Liberty ISD appreciates the personal support that is always one call away."

    Dusty McGee - Assistant Superintendent, Liberty ISD - Liberty, TX

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  • "It's a great device to aid in the safety of our students"

    Dave Harrison - School Resource Officer, Lordstown Police Department - Warren, OH

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  • "The Bolo Stick is an affordable way to safeguard our children's lives"

    Dave Hayes - Chief of Police, Sagamore Hills Police Department, former SWAT and Prince George's County Police Department - Northfield, OH

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  • "It's a small device. It's easy to use, easy to deploy when you're stressed during an emergency and maybe you're hands don't work so well. This is a great device."

    Captain Joe Puckett - Former Law Enforcement Administrator Safety Strategy Expert - Medford, OR

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  • "When I look at Bolo Stick I see a tool that will change the outcome of these horrific events that are becoming a trend within our schools"

    Alan Bansky - Phoenix Police Department, Homeland Defense Bureau Intelligence Officer - Phoenix, AZ

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  • "I was looking for a safe, affordable way to add that extra security and Bolo Stick delivered. The Bolo Stick was easy to use and able to be done from inside the classroom."

    Jason Gray - Superintendent Trumbull County Career & Technical Center - Warren, OH

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  • "Bolo Stick is code compliant and it's one-step activation can save lives"

    Clyde McKenzie - Fire Chief (Retired) Bazetta Township Fire Department, Ohio Fire Cheifs Association Board of Director - Bazetta, OH

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  • "The Bolo Stick will make a tremendous change in the improvement of patient outcome in critical incidents"

    Shawn Bryant - Mass Casualty Expert - Warren, OH

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  • "We tried to replicate what it would be like to use this when tensions were high... where people were nervous, scared and trying to act quickly... we felt that of all the devices we tested that the Bolo Stick offered... plenty of tolerance for the pin, a lot of clearance, won't bind and so in a rush, we don't have to worry about something failing or not happening."

    A.J. Calderone - LaBrae School District Superintendent - LaBrae, OH

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  • "The optimal device that is on the market to ensure that we keep the students as safe as we possibly can and that our staff feels secure at the same time."

    Kevin Spicher - Howland School District Superintendent - Warren, OH

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  • "Very rarely do you work with the owner and inventor of a product in our business. William (Bill) Barna is truly the reason this company is successful! Our district is small and could be a blip on his radar, but he treated us like we were his only client. The product is amazingly easy to install and super effective. We looked at them all and the Bolo Stick was runaway the winner. The price point was very friendly for a small school budget and the company stands behind every product they sell. I won’t recommend any other product for door safety to my colleagues because the Bolo Stick is that good."

    Jeff Hobbs - Superintendent Fairlawn Local Schools - Sidney, OH

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Safe Door Security

Bolo Stick is a temporary, easily deployed door barricade device which does not obstruct a room's egress. It is easy to operate and can be removed without a key or special knowledge. Its low attachment point on doors makes it more resistant to an applied force and more difficult to become disengaged by an unwanted intruder.

Affordable Door Barricades

Bolo Stick door barricades are priced affordably at just $59 per unit with no minimum quantity purchase required. We understand the importance of staying within your budget and selecting a high-quality product to meet your needs. Visit our FAQ page to see the value of your investment in Bolo Stick Door Barricades. We can accept all major credit cards as payment.

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Bolo Stick

Bolo Stick LLC was founded by William J. Barna, a 31-year police officer in the aftermath of repetitive critical incidents occurring within schools, churches, medical facilities, manufacturing plants, and public venues around the United States. As a veteran officer and certified Police Academy Instructor, he saw the need for an instantaneous solution to barricade interior doors from unwanted intruders.

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