Singlewire Software, an emergency mass notification service provider, and Fire Door Armor, an active shooter barricade solution, are partnering to provide organizations with safety solutions to defend against active shooters. Fire Door Armor has created a door barricade that keeps intruders out, and sends an InformaCast mass notification when activated.
Singlewire Software develops InformaCast emergency notification software that is used in K-12 schools, higher education facilities, manufacturing, businesses, healthcare, and more. It sends messages to on-premises and mobile devices to keep people safe and informed. Singlewire has worked with Fire Door Armor to develop a means to trigger messages when the Fire Door Armor barricade is deployed.
“Safety has always been behind everything we do at Singlewire Software,” said Pat Scheckel, executive vice president of product management and marketing for Singlewire Software. “Our partnership with Fire Door Armor will give our customers new ways to protect and inform their people about serious threats.”
Fire Door Armor was created to provide Instant-upon-Actuation™ immediate mass notification and offers secure-in-place safety for those caught in an active shooter emergency, and peace of mind for loved ones. It features the latest barricade technology intended to keep active shooters out of secure areas, while allowing unimpeded egress in case of fire.
Once installed at the bottom of the door leaf near the floor, Fire Door Armor is ready for use any time to defend against active shooters. It is manual, intuitive, and can be initiated by a Kindergartner in case of an emergency. In the case where the danger or threat is inside a classroom when the barrier is actuated, Fire Door Armor offers a uniquely-engineered breach tool (patent pending) that opens the door from the opposite side of the barricade in seconds. The Fire Door Armor Breachable Barricade Solution™ gives to school administrators and local first responders immediate access to a classroom where either the threat is in the classroom, or the barricade was misused.
“At Fire Door Armor, we’re focused on delivering a simple, effective tool that can keep people safer,” said Donnie Thomas, President of Fire Door Armor. “By partnering with Singlewire, we’re able to combine the power of physical and virtual safety tools into one powerful solution.”