BarricAid is a patent pending device designed to protect classrooms in the event of an active shooter. The device itself is able to mount to the door frame on the interior of most classrooms. Each unit has it’s own direct cellular connection, which allows it to be remotely controlled and monitored. Through a secure network, accessible by an app on an authorized user’s smartphone, the devices are synchronized to allow every device to deploy simultaneously across the entire building or campus. The system only allows a BarricAid unit to deploy if the door to a classroom is closed. This approach allows students to seek shelter inside of a classroom, if doors are open; or flee to the nearest exit, if not. The strength of BarricAid is designed to restrict entry to the classroom while engaged.
By providing a secure method for students to shelter in place, we hope to save lives.