K-12 & Higher Education Classroom Security: Addressing the Issue of Secondary Barricade & Locking Devices

Classroom security upgrades are a high priority for many school districts and higher education facilities in light of recent tragedies, but the reality is funds are not always readily available to support such initiatives. Because of the emotional drive from administration and the public “to do something”, secondary barricade locks or supplemental braces that force a door shut are becoming popular options. However, these devices remain non-compliant and therefore illegal in most jurisdictions.

Join ASSA ABLOY and supporting associations such as the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM), the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) and the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) as we review how you can protect your students and faculty and maintain compliance with the use of approved and appropriate mechanical and electromechanical hardware.

Register below for this free OnDemand webinar!
Originally held on January 31, 2019, now available on demand.


Michael Garcia - National End-User Manager, K-12 Safe Schools at HID Global
Director of Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) National School Safety Committee
Mr. Garcia currently manages the K-12 school business vertical in the United States for Physical Access Control Solutions at HID Global (www.HIDGlobal.com). He has over a decade of experience developing unified safety & security solutions for K-12 districts that combine people, process and technology - to deliver layered security based on quantitative and qualitative risk. He is currently a board member of PASSK12.org, which establishes security standards for K-12 districts nationwide.

James L. Greeson - Indiana State Fire Marshal
Chief Greeson was appointed Indiana State Fire Marshal by Governor Mitchell Daniels on May 12, 2008.
A lifetime resident of Indianapolis and a veteran of the U.S. Army, James Greeson served the Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) for twenty-six years in the Suppression Division with his last assignment of Shift Commander. He has also served as Deputy Chief of Administration and Deputy Chief of Operations. He was appointed Chief of IFD in June of 2004, and held that position until his retirement in April 2008 completing thirty eight years of service to the citizens of Indianapolis.

John Montes - NFPA Emergency Services Specialist
Learn more about NFPA 3000TM (PS) from NFPA Emergency Services Specialist John Montes, staff liaison to the technical committees for EMS, Fire Service Occupational Safety and Health, Hazardous Materials Response, and Cross Functional Emergency Preparedness and Response. A nationally registered EMT, John has worked in EMS in several different roles, from the private service to Boston EMS, to serving as an EMS Specialist/EMS Duty Chief for the County of Santa Clara (CA) EMS Agency.

David Higginson - Director of Business Development, ASSA ABLOY Group brands Corbin Russwin and SARGENT
David Higginson is Director of Business Development for ASSA ABLOY Group brands Corbin Russwin and SARGENT. He has been in the security industry for over 30 years and has extensive experience working with schools and universities to ensure student safety.

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ASSA ABLOY offers door opening solutions that address both the code requirements and student needs that drive facility design. The design of a doorway must address challenges such as classroom safety, fire control, tornado and hurricane protection, ADA compliance and facility hygiene. ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions helps schools determine the condition and readiness of all facility doorways, with consultative field experts who are ready to help.


Duration: 1 Hour

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