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School Safety & Security
 Active shooter incidents have become an ever- increasing critical threat to public K-12 schools, resulting in updated school lock down procedures. Dealing with this active shooter threat has become a high priority for school administrators. The Federal Government recently opened the National Office
for Campus Public Safety, dedicated to school safety practices, in Burlington, VT. In addition, Massachusetts, has decreed that every school must review and update their lock down procedures under its Safe-Supportive Schools Law.
 Consider the typical lock down protocol a teacher must go through when they see a person with a gun approaching the classroom window:
• First concern is to calmly and quickly get students to a safe spot
• Reach a phone to call the administrative office and hope its answered promptly
• Explain the situation to the administrative staff
• Staff member advises Principal who broadcasts lock down alert over P.A. system (hoping everyone hears it)
• Proceed to lock door(s) and turn off lights while continuing to keep students calm and secure
• Approach windows to manually lower shades to block shooters line of site
 These vital steps take time and assume all school personnel can instantly shift gears, acquire consciousness of the situation, and become poised to act on the alert. In reality, there are many moving parts that need time to coordinate and mobilize, while the safety of students and faculty hang in the balance.
SecurShades dropping instantly triggers a series of lock down actions and communications that remove the guesswork, emergency coordination, and life- threatening exposure that a traditional lock down procedure is subject to.
Furthermore, when all the SecurShade shades drop in unison, the shooter’s actions may be interrupted. This provides valuable seconds to deter the threat and provide time for the school to lock down, and emergency personnel to mobilize and act.
5 Reasons Why SecurShades are a Smart Choice
 1. SecurShades reinforce security... what could be more important.
2. SecurShades improve peace of mind and the learning environment... providing teachers added
control over their windows allows them to better focus on the learning experience.
3. SecurShades are affordable... for a small increase in cost over traditional window shades, you will have a superior shade that provides function while improving safety protocols.
4. SecurShades are energy efficient... Securshades can be raised manually for daily use to maximize natural light, and lowered manually, or remotely, to control winter heat loss and summer heat gain.
5. SecurShades are a smart choice... the school administration will demonstrate that it will do everything possible to enhance safety by investing in improved threat response while simultaneously replacing old worn-out shades.

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