By Byron Whetstone, American Direct President
The cases of active shooter incidents across the country now number more than one per day in the U.S., a sad but now regrettably “common-place” occurrence in our daily lives. Sadly, today on the campus of UCLA, yet another incident of gun violence has taken place. Amid the tragic events being reported, several stories have come to light illustrating the ingenuity, the resource, and the calm reactions of those in close proximity to the violence. Belts, cords, wiring, and desks up against doors that would not lock are the evidence of the ingenuity.
Probably more challenging for those of us who sell doors and locking mechanisms to make our living, is the knowledge that door security is a major laggard in most institutional funding. A major change in the tragic results of this random gun violence is like most things limited by the resources available to improve the problem. We will continue to offer “totally integrated security solutions” at and around the door and we’re hopeful that in the weeks, months, and years ahead that more money will be invested in better door security in our country’s schools and educational institutions.