Introducing the Barracuda™ Intruder Defense System


The bell rings. You’re at the front of the classroom preparing to hand out today’s assignment when you hear the announcement on the intercom: Code Red. You know that means an intruder is on campus. What do you do? Where do you go? How do you protect your classroom?

What is The Barracuda™ Intruder Defense System?

In an emergency situation, you want the Barracuda™ Intruder Defense System. It is a security device intended to secure doors. In a matter of seconds, you can lock down doors and entrances to protect occupants in classrooms, office spaces or public buildings against active shooters or any intruders. It is easy-to-use and quick to install.

Why Do I Want a Barracuda™ Intruder Defense System?

Unfortunately, mass shootings are on the rise; especially in our schools. Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. Stoneman Douglas.

And the worst part, we don’t know where it will happen next.

Watch this video to hear from parents at Southwest Licking Local School District about why they decided to put the Barracuda™ devices to use.

The devices are:

  • Fast and easy-to-use: installs in a matter of seconds
  • Lightweight for easy positioning
  • Made of heavy-duty steel

How Do I Use the Barracuda™ Intruder Defense System?

Watch the Video

To learn more about this security system, take 2-minutes to watch this short demonstration video:

Step by Step Instructions

For inward swinging doors:

  1. Place device on the floor
  2. Slide metal plates under the door
  3. Push outward on the handles to engage the plates on the exterior door jamb
  4. Insert pin

For outward swinging doors:

  1. Position the device so the bar rests against the door jam on either side
  2. Ensure built-in hook grabs the door handle
  3. Turn the handle until it is snug

For scissor action doors:

  1. Slide the device over the door closer arm
  2. Use with the Barracuda™ Model DSI for Inward Swinging Doors

What Doors Does the Barracuda™ Intruder Defense System Work With?

The Barracuda™ System works with any commercial door. It is available in three configurations to ensure a perfect fit for your door:

Where to Purchase?

Get your Barracuda™ Intruder Defense System today at

Meet the Inventor

Troy Lowe designed the Barracuda™ Intruder Defense System. He is a decorated military veteran, who is currently a firefighter and SWAT team member in Ohio. As a SWAT team medic, he works to prevent tragedies in his community through shooter response training programs.

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