News Coverage Puts Safe-Latch In The Spotlight

Safe-Latch panic device

Safe-Latch, the safety solution that helps lock down classrooms instantly, continues to make news for its innovation and simplicity in helping to secure classrooms and protect students and teachers.

Wisconsin CBS affiliate WDJT recently produced a Special Report on school security, featuring Safe-Latch as a company designing products to keep kids safe at school. The story, which can be viewed at, shows the Safe-Latch product in action at Kettle Moraine Middle School, demonstrating its ease of use and convenience.

“We feel these news stories are providing real value to the education community,” said Nick Hoffman, Co-owner, Safe-Latch. “We want viewers to see that in a moment’s notice, without a key, the door can be locked from the inside – making classrooms safer.”

The CBS story is one of several news features showcasing Safe-Latch this year. ABC affiliate WISN also aired a segment called “Made in Wisconsin” and included a demonstration of how Safe-Latch works.

Another feature, shown on Wisconsin local channel WTMJ, spotlights the cost savings over replacing the 700 Classroom Intruder Locksets in one district’s schools. As the segment shows, purchasing new Classroom Intruder Locksets at $300 apiece would have cost nearly a quarter of a million dollars; deploying Safe-Latch carried a total cost of about $12,000.

Safe-Latch has been investing in the future of our schools since 2014 and is owned by a father and two sons. Their mission is to bridge the gap between safety and security to allow educators to focus on teaching. Safe-Latch allows a door to be locked at all times, keeping students and teachers on the safe side of the door, without the use of a key.