DoorJammer Lockdown: Portable security for places of worship
DoorJammer Lockdown – portable security, protecting places of worship
Places of worship, due to their nature and the number of people who congregate within them are unfortunately a target for crime and terrorism. The terrorist incidents in the Haymarket, London on Friday 29th June 2007 and at Glasgow Airport on Saturday 30th June 2007 indicate that terrorists continue to target crowded places and while theft, burglary and arson are still the most common threats to places of worship, the recent attack in Nice is evidence that terrorist attacks have become a real and serious danger.
No doubt you already have measures in place for dealing with fire and crime, procedures for assessing the integrity of those you employ, protection from IT viruses, and measures to secure parts of the premises but what is your procedure for dealing with a threat that has already breached your perimeter security?
British health and safety law (HASAWA) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requires employers to take a common sense and proportionate approach to identify, assess and keep under review health and safety related risks and take steps to reduce or eliminate those risks. This includes security risks where there is a threat of attack on staff or visitors. The greatest threat to any organisation is complacency.
Protecting high numbers of people (staff, visitors, customers, contractors, general public) from a threat that is already within the walls is a daunting task but with DoorJammer Lockdown you can create a safe space from any room or space that has an inward swinging door. By using DoorJammer Lockdown to barricade a door, any nearby room can become a safe space, fast.
If we are under attack shouldn't we evacuate, not lockdown?
This does of course depend on the type of attack: risk from fire or explosives should always trigger an immediate orderly evacuation but if the threat is from an intruder, Government security officials advise against evacuation in most cases unless the location of the intruder(s) is known.
“It is important to remember that it is very much the exception to evacuate a building in the event of a hostile intruder. Unless the location of the intruders is known, a "blind" evacuation may be putting people in more danger (e.g. from an intruder or device at one of the entrances/exits) than if they had remained within the building.”
- Source Gov.uk
"Unless the location of the intruders is known, a 'blind' evacuation may be putting people in more danger..."
Don’t compromise on:
We cannot live in a constant state of fear and we cannot descend into ‘fortress mentality’. Places of worship should be as accessible as possible and they should retain their welcoming atmosphere, despite the necessity for security measures to be in place. There is a balance to be achieved.
DoorJammer Lockdown is an excellent versatile device that provides subtle yet effective protection while maintaining this open and welcoming environment for staff, worshipers and the wider community.
DoorJammer has won double Gold and Diamond awards at the British Invention Show, Silver and Finalist awards at the National Hardware Show and International Housewares Association as well as achieving the PAS24 Impact Test Certificate from Winkhaus Laboratories and becoming Police accredited with Secured By Design.
Be sure of what you are buying
DoorJammer products are the original security device of their type and while there have been imitation products emerge on to the market following on from our success, DoorJammer is the only one that has achieved the police preferred specification SBD accreditation.
What’s in the box?
- Plush Carry Bag
- Spacer Set
(4 Heights Included)
- Instruction Manual