Be prepared for an active shooter — this whiteboard doubles as a door barricade during lockdowns

by Brianna Crandall — March 1, 2019 — Schools and businesses looking to secure classrooms and offices during active-shooter lockdowns can now rely on BARRICADEpro — a bullet-resistant door barrier designed to protect room occupants, while providing daily use of its whiteboard surfaces, announces presentation board and security products manufacturer EVERWhite.

EVERWhite BARRICADEpro whiteboard / bulletproof door barrier

BARRICADEpro serves as a magnetic whiteboard for daily use, and as a bulletproof door barrier during active-shooter lockdowns. Image courtesy EVERWhite

Non-staining dry-erase surfaces for daily use

For use on a day-to-day basis, BARRICADEpro’s interior front and side panels have EVERWhite dry-erase, matte surfaces, making the unit both useful and unobtrusive as a security device. Like all EVERWhite whiteboards, the dry-erase surfaces of BARRICADEpro are guaranteed never to stain or ghost.

According to EVERWhite, ink cannot penetrate the non-porous surface, making the boards highly erasable and incredibly easy to clean. The surfaces are also magnetic, extending their presentation use.

Blocks intruder access to a room during active-shooter lockdowns

In the case of an active shooter, BARRICADEpro’s heavy-duty, five-inch casters enable it to be easily rolled into position for a lockdown. Caster locks prevent intruders from pushing BARRICADEpro, while a bracket prevents the door barrier from being tipped over.

Common classroom and office doors are completely covered by BARRICADEpro, which stands 85 inches tall and 44 inches wide, so intruders have no sightline into a room. The coverage of the ballistic steel core extends from 0.6 inch of the floor up 78 inches, so bullets cannot be fired into the room.

BARRICADEpro’s internal quarter-inch-thick steel plating is designed to stop multiple rounds from high-powered rifles. In testing, the unit met the bullet-stopping criteria of Level 3 of the National Institute of Justice, to stop high-caliber rifle ammunition. All corners and edges are wrapped in 14-gauge steel. The steel armor overlaps at all edges.

Learn more about BARRICADEpro and watch a demo video on the EVERWhite website. The company’s whiteboards, other presentation products and security products are commonly used in schools, businesses, and health-care facilities and by sports teams.

BARRICADEpro is part of the MOBILEGuard family of security products from EVERWhite. The recently redesigned MOBILEGuard Ballistic Panel System is comprised of ballistic whiteboard panels that, when connected, allow for a highly configurable shelter-in-place solution. MOBILEGuard panels have double-sided dry-erase surfaces or cork bulletin board surfaces. Upgrades to the system include the use of five-inch, heavy-duty casters, bumpers on the legs, and an improved panel-connecting hinge system.