Bolo Stick Door Barricade Can Save Lives

Bolo Stick Strength Test

While the engineering behind the Bolo Stick door barricade device is capable of resisting more than 4,200 pounds of force; it was created to prevent the unwanted room entry of Active Shooters into classrooms and offices.  Bolo Stick door barricades are designed to provide an added layer of safety by creating another obstacle for a focused attacker to overcome.  The time spent attempting to defeat the door barricade allows additional time for law enforcement response.  Special Response Teams (SRT) were asked to utilize breaching tools such as a battering ram, halligan tool, and 12 gauge breaching rounds to gain room entry. After SEVERAL attempts and a great deal of time had elapsed, the composition of the door itself gave way.  

Bolo Stick Door Barricade Can Save Lives

Active Shooter Violence

According to the FBI, 27 people were killed and 128 wounded in 16 Active Shooter incidents across the United States in 2018, 2016 (20) and 2017 (30). The result was 221 people killed and 722 people wounded totaling 943 casualties. Similarly, there were 40 Active Shooter Incidents in the years 2014 and 2015 resulting in 92 killed and 139 wounded totaling 231 casualties. Schools are a prime target for these violent incidents due to a large number of people in a small area combined with typically weak security. We owe it to ourselves and our children to increase school security and protect our schools from active classroom shooters.

Door Security Barricades Prevent Breaching

Developed and designed by 31-year police force veteran and substitute teacher William Barna, the Bolo Stick solves one of the biggest problems facing the nation today—violence in schools and the workplace. It works off of a round-peg-round-hole philosophy, and it is free of electrical and mechanical components. Unlike Nightlock and Bearacade door security locks, the Bolo Stick lockdown device is made of solid steel components and can be easily deployed under the most stressful of situations. 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. The simplest way to combat an active shooter in a school or other public building is to deny them room access by utilizing the Bolo Stick door barricade.

School and Office Lockdown Information

If you are responsible for school or office active shooter security measures visit our door barricade Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us for solutions. Bolo Stick is currently being used in schools and offices across the United States and Canada. We can help you with your office or school safety plans based on our experience in assisting other institutions.

For Bolo Stick Door Barricade Installation Instructions, watch our instructional video!

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