Interior threat suppression is a change of paradigm in the security industry. The focus is and has been on keeping the threat out. People who work in schools know the school environment is not served well with increasing access controls and roving armed guards in schools, but there is a deep concern to find a solution for schools and, for that matter, any facility. Our challenge is to shift thinking away from relying on current approaches that have consistently failed to recognize that an armed threat must immediately be confronted with minimal risk to all.
We believe our solution does just that. There is a deadly gap in the minutes between when the shooting starts and when the police arrive and ultimately take control of the situation. Our goal is to fill that gap with an effective, low-risk solution. Far too often, an active shooter plan relies on solid principles but too much on hope and luck. This has resulted in numerous lives lost. Awaiting the police, running, hiding and fighting all mean critical minutes where control of the building is lost to the shooter. History has shown clearly that there is a need to confront and suppress the shooter immediately, while still regarding the risk to all.