The simple, inexpensive, easy to use, lockdown solution.
David B. Lytle’s Block the Lock: For only $5.00 per door, Block the Lock is a simple device that is easy for anyone to use. It adheres magnetically to the inside edge of any steel door jamb and blocks the already locked door from closing completely. To use Block the Lock, the teacher unlocks her door in the morning and opens it a few inches. Then she locks the latch again with the door held open, she removes the magnetic Block the Lock from the door frame inside the room where it was kept since the evening before and places it at any desired height on the door jamb so the door will swing closed against it. Block the Lock silently stops the door from closing completely and keeps the latch bolt of the locked latch from entering the hole in the strike plate of the door jamb. This allows the door to be pushed open and swung closed all day without the need to unlock the latch on the door or even turn the door knob. The door lock stays in the locked configuration all day but the door never closes completely, so it can’t lock securely, unless that is desired.
The Problem: Schoolroom doors lock from the outside, the hall side, with a key. In order to lock and secure the door from inside the room, the teacher has to open the door wide exposing herself to the hall, insert her key, lock the latch, remove the key from the lock and close the door behind her. If the door happens to open INTO the hallway, she will have to open the door and go out into the hall to lock the door and then pull it shut.
Typical Solutions on the market: There are countless ways to barricade a door, but they all leave the children locked INSIDE the room with no way for rescuers to open the door from the hall. Many of these solutions are very expensive to purchase, even more expensive to install while complicated, time consuming and difficult for teachers and children to use.
Lockdown: If a time comes when the door needs to be closed immediately and locked securely, the teacher or the closest student to the door can rush to the door, open the door about 5 inches, retrieve Block the Lock from the door jamb and close the door completely. The door latch is already locked so as soon as the door is closed completely, the door is locked and secure. The teacher holds the key. The room is now secure and it only took a few seconds. The locked door can only be opened by the teacher or students from inside the room by turning the door knob or police with the Principal’s pass key, from the hall. Within seconds of a lockdown order, every schoolroom door will be closed, locked and secure, safely and quickly. All this for only $5.00 per room. You can spend much more but you can’t buy better. Block the Lock means instant security with no installation, no change to the existing doors, door latch or door frames, the original lock is used to lock the door. There is no need for additional keys or hardware. If you can stick a magnet on a steel surface, you already know how to use Block the Lock. Even a door that swings out, into the hall can be secured with Block the Lock, without need to enter the hall. It even performs extra duty as a silent door stopper.
Block the Lock works on any door with a steel door frame. Block the Lock works on doors with hinges on either side and doors that open into the room or out, into the hall. Block the Lock is perfect for any door. It works. It’s easy to use. It requires no installation and it’s CHEAP!
When seconds count for safety, count on David B. Lytle’s Block the Lock.
David B. Lytle Products Inc. | PO Box 8, Cabot, PA 16023-0008 | Phone# 724-352-3322 | www.lyt.com