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School Security Shades

Blackout EZ manufactures high-quality school security shades for windows and doors of all sizes. Why do your classroom and school need blackout shades? As you know, the past two+ decades have seen a sharp increase in school shootings and other violent acts. Although school is the last place where we should ever have to worry about violence being done to our kids, we keep seeing more and more stories in the news about these kinds of tragedies. Sometimes, very young children are the targets at daycares and elementary schools.

You may be wondering, how are school security shades over the windows going to help in the event of a shooter? They help in two ways.

1. School security window shades prevent the perpetrator from seeing what's on the other side of the window or door, making them much less likely to enter. If you could try, think about it from a shooter's perspective; they don't know what's on the other side of that door or window. For all they know, there could be a trap waiting for them.

Of course, that's not going to stop them from firing bullets into the door if they want to, but with blackout shades over the window, the people in the classroom have an advantage that they would not have with open windows, where they are little more than sitting ducks.

2. When violent acts such as school shootings take place, the natural response for many (especially children) is to panic. However, panicking in these kinds of life or death situations often leads to death, both for the individual who loses their cool and those around them.

If an active shooter is on the premises, someone can quickly lock the door and drop the shade. This stops everybody from seeing the carnage that's taking place outside. This sort of visual security helps everybody to stay calmer, make a plan, and take their appropriate course of action.

How to Tell Students What School Security Shades are

Remember that, as with any tool, practice makes perfect. Hopefully, your school will never have to survive a crazed shooter on the loose. At the same time; it's always better to be safe than sorry. For this reason, drills are needed as well as demonstrations from teachers. This way, everyone in the classroom knows what it is, when to use it, and how to use it.

Remember, when you deploy your Blackout EZ school security shades, you gain a tactical advantage in that you make your classroom invisible to the perpetrator. On the other hand, you forfeit a tactical advantage as well- your ability to see what's coming.

For this reason, we would like to reiterate the importance of preparation. Teach your students that once the blackout cover has been deployed, everybody needs to step away from the window. Why? What if the shooter decides to shoot through the window? Now, you won't be able to see. If the shooter does try to shoot through the window then stick a hand in to unlock the door, somebody can potentially hit his hand with something heavy or even stab it with a piece of broken glass that the shooter just broke.

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