How do we address kids’ mental health during mandatory lockdown drills, forcing them into a dark corner while they are quietly fearing someone breaking through the door?
Some children cannot distinguish between video games and reality, others allow their creative imaginations to wonder what is happening.
The effect of these drills cannot be measured and can last a lifetime.
Our solution is by far the simplest, safest and most affordable. It also complies with all codes.
THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION
The REMO team came up with the ultimate solution to keep kids safe. We took components from two of our specialty metal doors, one being our high security forced entry, bullet resistant embassy door. And the other is our 90-minute UL listed fire door. Combining them to create our signature classroom door, “turning classrooms into safe rooms!” By replacing the existing classroom door to a high security multi point bullet resistant door, we created a safe zone.
BEFORE & AFTER
After our doors are installed, your entire school will be transformed into a safe haven.
OUR STORY & OUR VISION
With over 55 million children, not including educators, actively attending schools and universities in the U.S., creating a safe learning environment should be at the forefront. No child should have to consistently practice lockdown drills in the midst of their education, instilling a level of fear that interrupts the purpose of why they are there. Our theory is to create “safe zones” within schools by turning classrooms into safe rooms with a retrofitted REMO school classroom door. Our parallel objective is to convert the time it takes to conduct these lockdown drills into time spent reading and writing. We want to produce a safety school solution that is also compliant with fire codes, practical for children to operate, and affordable for all schools to obtain.
We live in a complex world where we are unfortunately forced to worry about the safety of our children while they are in an environment where they should feel the most secure. The nation has witnessed a massive epidemic of guns on campus resulting in unimaginable tragedy throughout every level of education. The vulnerability our children and faculty are left with, no matter their age, race, religion, background, or whether they are part of a public or private school is unsettling; nobody should feel unsafe while teaching young minds or furthering their education.
There are more guns than citizens in the United States, and with the NRA proving to be unstoppable in their ways, it only makes sense to build a defense mechanism that can protect us from the dangers of this institution’s power. We are opening up the conversation and putting the spotlight on how many kids are affected by fear, anxiety, and trauma that ensues after a tragedy that takes place in an area where they are so supposed to feel most comfortable to be themselves. We are opening up a sector where we take into consideration the effects of running drills, pretending there is a shooter on campus, to instill fear and prepare children for the worst.
With this adversity, companies have been devising products to combat these alarming circumstances. Regrettably, the majority of the outputs either don’t work, are too expensive for schools to purchase, or don’t comply with the current school safety codes. As parents of grade school children and the U.S. partner of one of the world’s leading manufacturers of steel security doors based in Israel, we found this to be unacceptable and made it our mission to bring a reliable and affordable solution to the marketplace. With school shootings on the rise, we are left with no choice.
Harrington Park Elementary School Children are Now Safe
With school shootings on the rise, Harrington Park Elementary School realized the need to keep kids safe. And REMO Security Doors had the solution.
REMO Security Doors recently finished the first phase of their Security Door system at Harrington Park Elementary School, Harrington Park, New Jersey.
It’s vital that schools increase safety in the classrooms. And REMO’s mission is to turn classrooms into saferooms.
With a multi-point locking system and bullet resistant glass, REMO Security Doors have an overall durability for a lifetime of protection. REMO doors are superior to every other door on the market.
Harrington Park Elementary School children are now not only safe but also have peace of mind. REMO Security Doors ensure that students—and educators—will be getting the maximum out of the school system. Because schools should be a place of learning, not fear.
Remo Security Doors – Keeping Your Children Safe
History of School Shootings
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SCHOOL SHOOTINGS IN THE MEDIA
Until recently, the effects lockdowns and lockdown drills would have on students were not considered. We are beginning to see articles written about the terror lockdowns and lockdown drills cause students. The REMO Classroom Door alleviates the stress of lockdown drills and lockdowns by turning classrooms into safe rooms.
Below are some articles we have highlighted.
‘Please Excuse My Child From Class Today. When Schools Ask Kids To Do The Dance of Death.’ Brenna Demands. May 24, 2018.
‘I Worry Every Day’: Lockdown Drills Prompt Fear, Self-Reflection After School Shooting.’ Madeline Will. February 20, 2018.
PBS New Hour
PBS News Hour
‘What I learned when a lockdown drill at our school went wrong.’ April 10, 2015.