Troy Lowe, the man who invented the device, teaches shooter response training programs, but over the years has noticed a similar reaction of everyone involved. Commenting on the reaction, Lowe said, “You’ll see the fine motor skills go away when you increase the pressure a little bit.”
As a response, he invented the “The Barracuda Intruder Defense System”, a door security product that he says is easy to use and can be quickly deployed when seconds count and easing the pressure is critical.
According to Lowe, the idea is “to secure yourself inside the room without opening the door.”
ABC6 points out there are a few different design types:
There are a few different designs of the steel-based product, so you can apply it to an inward-facing door and an outward-facing door. And Lowe says the braces are strong.
“When they were tested in the factory, the door failed before the devices did,” Lowe said. “There’s potential to save a lot of lives.”
Now regional manufacturer Bilco is selling the devices for around $100 apiece, although the company says to email [email protected] for exact pricing. Lowe says the company’s Zanesville plant will help in the manufacturing.
Another individual, Daniel Nietzel, of Indiana, has also invented a similar device that could be used in the event of a shooting.
You can learn more about Lowe’s product here, and see a demonstration in the video below: