This is a common problem area to lock down. Sidelights and door glass that needs covered quickly. The best and most widely accepted method to cover this area is to permanently cover the lower windows Shelter Panels and make the top section movable with Shelter Shutters.
Steve, "Just a quick follow up on the shelter shutters that were installed at Saint Catherine School in December of 2014. We run a minimum of three drills per month and they are as sturdy now as they were on installation day. A survey of the staff on the products ease and speed of operation received a 100% positive response. Most importantly, the shutters have shaved off valuable seconds to our lock-down procedure while providing a nice deterrent to any unwanted guest. I would like to thank you for providing for a well thought out solution to our problem."
Director of Buildings & Grounds
St. Catharine - St. Margaret Parish
"The shutters work perfect for the need"
Dow Ave School
"We have utilized the shutters during all of our lock-down drills. Love them.
Our teachers have expressed their gratitude as well. Congratulations on the patent. Well deserved."
Principal PS 217 Queens NY
"Steve has developed a great product for covering door windows to eliminate visibility into a room when necessary to do so. The Shelter Shutter is inconspicuously mounted on the inside of the door and it is easily flipped over to conceal the entire glass area in the door, making it impossible to see inside the room.
I would recommend the Shelter Shutter if you are looking for an effective, efficient and fast way to conceal visibility into an individual room or large common area."
School Safety Officer