Some Schools are instructing teachers and
students to barricade a door using classroom desks and chairs. The
Barracuda Intruder Defense System provides a much safer, faster, and
Does the Barracuda Meet Fire Code Requirements?
includes a Means of Egress chapter that has requirements regarding
locking/latching of egress doors that are equivalent to the
International Fire Code.
While these codes do not allow
locks/latches that cannot be opened from the hall side, logic and good
sense suggests that devices like The Barracuda are important for
protection of occupants from imminent danger.
Bilco has found that local
authorities having jurisdiction
understand the importance of securing doors during lockdown situations
and have allowed them for this specific need. It may be helpful for
those concerned to have such a discussion with their local fire marshal.