TeacherLock(R) was designed from the start to keep control of the room in the hands of the teacher. While active shooter emergencies are rare and dangerous, a bully or worse who controls the door is equally as dangerous.
Our proprietary key is designed so that first responders can quickly open the door from the outside. Our key fits into a Knox Box and is easy and fast.
TeacherLock can be mounted at any height on the door, but to be ADA compliant, it must be between 34 and 48 inches from the floor. It can be opened without pinching, twisting or grasping.
When your heart rate increases, you lose fine motor skills. The simple job of finding, orienting, and locking using a key becomes impossible under stress. The TeacherLock Activator is tactile in design and is naturally oriented in the correctly clocked position whether left or right handed. When seconds count, we are faster than any key.
For those jurisdictions which require a single operation to unlatch, the TeacherLock system provides this capability while the room is occupied. This makes it a single linear motion to push our egress button and exit the room. At night, or when the room is unoccupied, the door is closed and latched for fire safety.
TeacherLock is built from aircraft aluminum and stainless steel, and is made in the USA. Our device is less than the cost of replacing a door lock set. Using a simple drill, screwdriver, and our template, anyone can install our device quickly. Please check your local building ordinances. Some jurisdictions may require that your door be inspected.
When the shooting starts, the concussive and deafening sound of gunfire rattles doors, breaks windows, and shakes dust from the ceiling. Smoke alarms are triggered, and the chaos will disable a teacher's ability to think and act. A teacher's fine motor skills will disappear. Teachers are simply not trained for combat situations. Keyed Locksets are touted by door companies as the only safe choice, but keys just don't work. TeacherLock is tactically designed for instant deployment.
Normal keys don't work in an active shooter incident. When an active shooter is in the hall and the gunfire is so loud that the concussive and deafening effect rattles windows and doors and shakes dust from the ceiling, a teacher will lose all fine motor skills. Tasks which seem simple will be nearly impossible. As a person's heart rate increases, it becomes more difficult to perform simple operations such as finding a key, inserting it into a keyhole, and securing a door.
Our tactical design uses simple biomechanics to orient the activator into the correct position to lock a door. Whether you are left or right handed, your thumb and index fingers will find "Home" on our key which makes it simple, fast, and easy. Muscle memory is the term used by law enforcement to train and act without having to think under stress. Our activator works without thinking and will lock a door in 3 seconds or less!
Please watch our video below to see how fast a TeacherLock activator works when compared to a traditional keyed device.
Most classroom doors require a teacher to step into the hall to lock the door. Teacherlock is the ONLY fire, building, and ADA compliant door lock designed with teachers in mind. Interpretation of the various codes varies widely and is subject to the Authority Having Jurisdiction
TeacherLock conducted speed testing and the results were amazing! Watch this video.
How does your teacher lock a classroom door?
School budgets are tight. Our device is a fraction of the cost of a new door lockset, is easy and fast to install. Discounts for quantities starting at 50 doors and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Our lockdown device is quickly deployed in an emergency with a single motion. Egress is easy and intuitive with a push button and we are Fire, Building, and ADA compliant. Our proprietary door lock activator puts control of the lock in the teacher's hands. Interpretation of building and fire code varies widely and is subject to the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
We provide simple instructions and our device is easy to install with simple tools and a cordless drill.
One motion deploys the bolt and locks the door.
So your other hand is free for a cell phone, pulling a shade, etc.
Our device deploys without kneeling or bending so you can keep an eye on your situation. It is without question the easiest door lock for schools. Scroll down for more information on our ingenious classroom door lock features.
"Class-Safe" activator prevents unauthorized use of the lock, preventing unsafe situations in the classroom.
A short video of how the teacher-lock keeps control in the hands of the teacher.
TeacherLock can be configured for a single-operation to unlatch/unlock during a lockdown event. When the room is unoccupied, the door will use the approved hardware necessary for latching during a fire emergency. For fire safety, TeacherLock recommends that all doors are latched and closed when the room is unoccupied