It’s called “The Barracuda Intruder Defense System,” and its inventor says that the device has the capacity to save lives during an active shooter situation.
Essentially, it’s a steel door lock that allows teachers, students or workers to barricade themselves inside a room, creating what is supposed to be an impenetrable defense.
“The idea is to secure yourself inside the room without opening the door,” said firefighter and SWAT medic Troy Lowe, the mind behind the Barracuda, to an Ohio ABC affiliate.
“When they were tested in the factory, the door failed before the devices did,” Lowe continued. “There’s potential to save a lot of lives.”
They retail for approximately $100, and can be purchased through Bilco.
What are your thoughts? Is this worth dropping $100 on?