CONWAY, Ark. – Just one week ago Arkansas State University was put on lock down because of a man with a gun on campus.
Two men in Conway say they have a device that could save lives in an active shooter situation.
By day, Daniel Hogan is a Conway Police Officer, but by night he is the co-creator and CEO of ULockIt Security.
Him and his partner created a small device with five parts. Four of the parts are drilled into a door, and in an active shooter situation, a bolt is dropped in and the door is locked into place.
“In an event like that you have stuff take place. You have police near by and the response times may me quick, but these devices will help buy that time needed to get help,” said Hogan.
His business is growing rapidly, but one group not interested yet is colleges.
“You send your kids off to college you want them to know you’re sending them to a safe facility,” said Hogan.
“This is one of the things that we became aware of and knew immediately we wanted it installed,” said Central Baptist College President Terri Kimbrow.
Central Baptist College is one of the first colleges interested in the technology.
“It’s not complicated. It’s easy to install and you can do it in a panic situation,” said Kimbrow.
Hogan hopes more universities install the device before another active shooter investigation happens.
“If this does save a life it will be worth everything to me,” Hogan said,”This is the reason we came up with it.”
One device costs up to $99.95. For more information, visit www.ulockitsecurity.com.