THE VAST MAJORITY OF SHOOTINGS OCCUR INSIDE A BUILDING, SUCH AS CLASSROOMS, LARGE ASSEMBLY SPACES, OFFICES AND MEETING ROOMS.
Unfortunately the reality is that violent incidents like shootings are on the rise in schools and other public spaces. When they do there’s no time for delay—the average active shooting incident is over in minutes, before authorities can even arrive on the scene.
Vantact’s Lockdown Security System is a security solution that is designed to minimize the time it takes to contact law enforcement and to secure a facility during an emergency situation.
If you need a lockdown system for your property, Vantact offers an affordable and easy to install lockdown security system. A fully customizable system using several different activation solutions such as wall mounted emergency Push Buttons, PC Desktop Software, Telephone System or a combination of thereof.
The system can be deployed over a wired network or wirelessly.
WIRELESS OR WIRED INSTALLATION
A TYPICAL LOCKDOWN EMERGENCY ROUTINE
- Automatically lock doors based on geographically pre-set zones
- Disable card access for re-entry
- Enabled lighting changes or emergency strobe lights
- Emergency notifications via email call and/or text messages
- Automated pre-recorded announcements/instructions over paging system
- Alarm system and emergency system triggering
- Customizable escalation rules
- Strobes Light Up Inside and Outside
- Card Readers Light up in Red
- Visitor Intercoms are Disabled
- Public Display Monitors Change
- Phone System calls to predefined numbers, groups, cell phones
- Alarm Monitoring security Panel armed
- Surveillance event notification and video broadcast
- Parking Gateways block
- Lighting control, stand-by mode
Lockdown buttons comes with the tamper proof and self alarm enclosure. Capable to utilize existing fire alarm system, access control, bells, mobiles and any third party components of your choice.
A lockdown is an emergency protocol that usually prevents people or information from leaving an area. The protocol can usually only be initiated using wired or wireless secured push buttons, covered by special case, cell phone, desktop, etc. and locks down a facility, broadcasting alert message over all facility on PA, controlling doors, gateways etc. based on pre-configured sequence of operation.
Lockdowns can also be used to protect people inside a facility or, for example, a computing system, from a threat or other external event.
Of buildings, a partial lockdown usually means that doors leading outside are locked such that no person may enter or exit.
A full lockdown usually means that people must stay where they are and may not enter or exit a building or rooms within said building. If people are in a hallway, they should go to the nearest safe, enclosed room.
Lockdown procedures vary by school district. Generally, a lockdown means that interior and exterior doors are locked, and all students and staff must remain in their location from the time the lockdown is announced. Windows are covered, and students are to stay away from windows.
Since the early 2000s, lockdown procedures in schools have been constantly changing. Some schools direct teachers to continue with standard procedures while remaining quiet, while some recommend an active approach against threats.
In its most common usage in corrections units, the term lockdown can be defined as a course of action to control the movement of inmates. Confining all prisoners, except workers, to their cells until the end of the day is an example of a “lockdown period” in a corrections schedule.However a “full lockdown” is used when all prisoners are locked in their cells to prevent prison riots or unrest from spreading or during an emergency.
In US guidelines, occasions for preventing entry into a hospital may include: power failure, earthquake, flooding, fire, bomb threat, hostage crisis and active shooter. Occasions for preventing both entry and exit from a hospital may include: external contamination, civil disturbance and abduction of an infant or child.