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Rampart: Ultimate Front Door Security Bar

At the start of September 2019, there has already been a total of 19 mass shootings in the U.S. According to FBI Special Agent-in-charge Christopher Combs, there’s an active shooter event almost every two weeks.

An active shooter event is defined as a situation when one or more persons engaged in killing or attempting to kill a person or multiple people in an area. The Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit organization tracking gun incidents, estimates that there are a total of 40,601 gun-related incidents as of September 20, 2019.

Incidents in 2019 | Gun Violence Archive

Source: Incidents in 2019 | Gun Violence Archive

Gun Violence Archive also states that there have been 1,256 home invasions across the United States.

Home Invasions in 2019 | Gun Violence Archive

Source: Home Invasions in 2019 | Gun Violence Archive

Violence in both public spaces and private homes is on the rise. Despite security measures in public places like malls, restaurants and offices, mass shooting still happens.

According to the FBI, 43.70% of the active shooter incident from 2000-2008 happened in commercial businesses. These includes public spaces like malls and restaurants. However, most active shooter incidents happen in private spaces like offices and workplaces.

Many offices have tight security against intruders. Despite this, active shooter incidents continue to happen. In 2018, 60% of active shootings were in closed or private businesses.

In May, a disgruntled employee attack the municipal building in Princess Anne, Virginia Beach. The employee resigned with a good record few hours before the attack started. He used his access pass to gain entry to the building.

According to CNN, employees ducked down their desks and locked themselves inside offices. One employee recounted that she, along with 20 other co-workers, blocked their office door with several desks pushed against it.

Last year in September, a temporary employee open fired on her co-workers in a Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland. Co-workers dove for the ground and hid themselves in bathrooms.

Another workplace shooting happened around the same time in Middleton, Wisconsin. Employees responded by running away from gunfire, hiding in their desks, and locking themselves in a small cafeteria.

In both active shooting incidents in 2018, surrounding establishments went on lockdown. Malls, schools, and churches nearby locked up their entrances. Residents were advised to stay inside. Relatives of victims had to wait in agony before getting any updates on their loved ones.

Everyone waited for police advisory that they’ve neutralized the situation and it’s safe. The businesses also took some time to restart operations to let their employees recover from the incident.

What to do in an active shooter event?

It is unfortunate that situations like workplace shootings have become commonplace. From 2000 to 2017, the FBI cites 250 incidents across the country. The casualties rose to 2,217 people, both killed and wounded.

Quick Look: 250 Active Shooter Incidents in the United States From 2000 to 2017

Source: Quick Look: 250 Active Shooter Incidents in the United States From 2000 to 2017 | FBI: Office of Partner Engagement

Attacks happened in various places. The FBI hasn’t found a concrete profile of the attackers. In 2018, the FBI released a study on shooters’ pre-attack behaviors. The goal of the study is to understand the shooters’ actions. The 63 active shooters in the study did not have anything in common.

Given this reality, it’s important to know what to do when an attack happens. There are different training available when responding to such situations. The FBI released a recommendation to use the Run. Hide. Fight. method.

Video: RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.® Surviving an Active Shooter Event | City of Houston | Jul 23, 2012

Another training is the ALICE method, created in 2000, stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. Introduced to schools and universities, teachers see a lot of benefits from the ALICE training.

Both methods emphasize the need to deny access to any active shooter. People should look for a room and then proceed on locking it down. Many employees in workplace shooting incidents used offices and cafeterias. If you’re at home and an active shooting incident happens nearby, make sure your front and back doors are secured well.

However, going on lockdown isn’t easy. Public spaces have many doors that open outward. Most doors cannot be locked without a key. When there’s a lock, it’s mostly accessible from the outside. Active shooter response training suggests the use of any items available in the room to lock it down. People used belts, ropes, or pulling the door themselves. All of which are dangerous and ineffective.

During high pressure situations, a lockdown device like The Sleeve can help barricade doors in a matter of seconds. The Sleeve can stop an intruder from entering the room with an outward swinging door and door closer.

For doors that swing inwards, lockdown devices such as door security bars like the Rampart help secure rooms. Using these tools helps secure rooms quickly and effectively. When lockdown devices are used people can feel safe knowing that shooters need extreme force before they can break down the door.

How do you secure a front door?

Most residential front doors and office room doors swing inwards. Getting a door security bar is the best lockdown device for inward-swinging doors. The purpose of a security bar is to act as a wedge to prevent the door from giving when force is applied.

Restrict intruders or active shooters from entering by providing additional security to your front doors--whether it’s for commercial or residential use. Most intruders use the front door when they start the attack. Active shooters plan their attacks weeks ahead. Ensuring good front door security prepares anyone for such an event.

Intruders always check ways on how to get in and out of a house, a store, or a restaurant. So, it’s best that you secure doors that lead to entryways. In a commercial space, when an active shooter is present, it’s best that there are secluded rooms that can be secured in a moment’s notice. Stock rooms or bathrooms can be hiding spots during a high-tensed situation.

How do you put a security bar on a door?

During a high-tense situation, barricading the door is a priority. So, it’s important that any security bars should be easy to use and ready to install at a moment’s notice. Most attacks last 10 to 19 minutes from when the first fired shot.

In movies and on TV shows, people jam the front door with a wooden chair. However, chairs can break and are not readily available in all types of rooms. Blocking the door with something heavy like a bookcase or a heavy table is also good. But, not everyone has the strength to push heavy objects to block doors. Besides, if someone was able to push the object to block the door from opening, an external force could also push it away.

With door security bars, anyone can deploy the device and secure any inward-swinging door. The bar locks the doorknob in place. It also applies counterpressure that stops any external force from breaking the door open.

The best door security bar is the Rampart. Its unique design makes it easy to install within a matter of seconds. Intruders would not be able to open the door even if they have lock-picking tools.

Rampart

What is Rampart?

Rampart is a door security bar that secures inward-swinging doors. Built with a solid aluminum frame, it can withstand pressure even when outside force is applied. Unlike other security bars, the Rampart has rubberized ends that provide traction to any type of floors. The rubber ends ensure the bar won’t suddenly slip.

Video: The Rampart by Fighting Chance Solutions | Fighting Chance Solutions | Apr 13, 2017

Since it’s designed as a supplementary security device, the Rampart does not violate any building codes. It can also be used on any type of door opener whether it’s knobs, hooks, and handles.

Despite being able to withstand heavy external force, the Rampart is lightweight and easy to transport. Hook it up near a door and deploy it when there’s a threat. It’s a good added security for residential front doors, store stock rooms, offices, and public bathrooms.

Are door security bars effective?

When faced with an intruder, whether it’s a burglary at your home or a violent attack in a public space, having a door security bar can save your life! Going on lockdown or doing the hide protocol in any violent situation has been highly effective in surviving a violent attack. By denying access to an intruder, it lessens the probability of doing larger damage to property and other people.

When tested against competitors, the Rampart proved to be the most effective door security bar in the market. Other security bars would slip or collapse when pressure or force is applied.

Video: Rampart Testing Comparison | Fighting Chance Solutions | Nov 16, 2015

Rampart is an excellent lockdown device because it’s easy-to-use. Avoid intrusion in your homes or keep your business places safe. Travel with peace of mind by bringing the Rampart to your trips. Use it to keep your hotel rooms extra safe.

Secure Your Room with the Rampart

With the increase in active shooting incidents, home invasions, and violence in both public and private spaces, investing in a Rampart can save lives.

Protect your homes from home invasions and burglaries. The Rampart makes any door impenetrable even if the intruders can pick locks. When traveling, hotel rooms can be more secure despite staff having your access cards.

Keep your customers safe and have the Rampart available in your store, office, or restaurant. For any violent attack, equip your stock rooms, bathrooms, and conference rooms with Rampart to initiate the lockdown protocol.

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