ALP Lockdown Shades

The most effective blackout shade for schools

ALP Lockdown Shades

The most effective blackout shade for schools

The Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety clearly states:

"Many school doors have windows that allow someone outside the door to observe the inside of the classroom.  These windows should be protected or reinforced and have a removable covering that can be quickly applied that obscures visual observation from both sides."

Choose the right classroom blackout shade

The MOST important consideration is how well the window covering blocks classroom views from intruders during a lockdown.  It MUST completely black out the classroom to be thoroughly effective and to ensure the safety and security of students and teachers.

ALP Lockdown Shades are the ONLY school door shades that secure to the bottom of the window.

Don't wait until it's too late

When an active shooter can see into your classroom, the students become targets.  A blackout shade between the shooter and your students can save lives.

Why Use a Shade?

Completely blocks views from hallway

Functional, efficient and effective

Installs easily

Very affordable

Stays securely on windows

Fire retardant

Why Use a Shade?

Completely blocks views from hallway

Functional, efficient and effective

Installs easily

Very affordable

Stays securely on windows

Fire retardant

Why Choose ALP Lockdown Shades?

Factory-direct pricing

Significantly lower prices making shades affordable for school budgets

Shades attach to the top AND the bottom of the window

Absolutely no curling at the bottom

Blackout shades designed to cover the entire window

Allowing no shadows or peek-through

Quick release Velcro strap

And easy to roll up when not in use

Flame retardant fabric

NFPA 701 fire test compliant

Experience & Reliability

Over 45 years of history and more than 6 years manufacturing lockdown shades

Easy Installation

With no tools or hardware required

Made in the USA

At our own factory in North Bergen,
New Jersey

ALP lockdown shades are the best choice for lockdown situations.

What about my other options?

Blinds are window coverings with slats or vanes that either let in light or block light.  Not all blinds are FR rated, and many do not provide complete blockage. Blinds are time-consuming to close, and in the event of a lockdown, an intruder may be able to see inside the classroom. 

Shutters can be an effective option but are also the most expensive choice.  Although durable and excellent at blocking views, installation requires tools and hardware to attach the shutters permanently to the doors.  Often they cannot be used on sidelights or larger windows.

A word about paper as an option:  NO.  Time is critical in a lockdown.  Cutting and taping paper is not only time-consuming, but dangerous and ineffective.  Even pre-cut paper panels are not safe or effective blackout solutions.  Many fire marshalls strongly discourage the use of paper window coverings because they violate fire codes and create an additional risk.