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With the alarming rise in violent acts occurring in our schools over recent years, comes the need to find ways to heighten security and make our schools a safer place for our kids and educators. One way that schools are doing this is through the use of magnets. Many school districts throughout the United States have started using magnetic strips and sheeting to make their lockdown procedures faster, safer and easier.

Magnetic Strips For Classrooms

School lockdown magnetic strip.

Typically in a lockdown situation, the teacher would need to find the key to the classroom door and go out in the hallway to lock the door so the classroom could not be accessed by someone in the hall. However, through the use of a simple magnetic strip, the classroom door can remain locked at all times, but still be opened and closed with ease.

This is accomplished by placing a magnetic strip over the strike plate on the metal door jamb, preventing the latch from catching and allowing the door to still be able to open and close with ease. In the case of an emergency, when a lockdown needs to occur, the teacher simply has to only open the door a few inches to remove the magnet covering the latch and once the door is closed, it will be locked in a matter of seconds, with one simple action that even a child could perform if necessary.

 

Covering Classroom Windows With Magnetic Sheeting

One other way that some school districts are securing their schools with magnets, is through the use of magnetic sheeting. Flexible magnetic sheeting is wider and longer than magnetic strip. Some schools have bought large sheets of magnet which are large enough to cover their classroom windows in the case of a lockdown. The magnetic sheeting attracts to the metal window frame and allows the entire window to be covered up quickly and completely obscuring any kind of view from the outside in. The magnet is fast and easy to put up and take down. When not in use the magnet can simply be rolled up and kept nearby without taking up a lot of space.

Unfortunately, out of necessity, heightened security measures are one of the largest growing issues that our nation’s schools are facing today. Magnets are both a cost efficient and highly effective tool for administrators to use to increase the safety in their schools.

Featured in the October issue of Sign & Digital Graphics Magazine, our sales and marketing team authored an article on using magnets in signage. Rather than go on about the article...you should read it for yourself!!!

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SDG October Issue

With the holidays and gift giving season on the horizon, we wanted to take a moment to discuss the topic of magnet safety. Magnets and their amazing magnetic properties are fascinating to children and adults alike. This is the reason they are a popular choice among toy manufacturers and have been incorporated into many children’s toys as well as many other common household items. There are valuable skills and knowledge that can be acquired by children through the ability of being able to construct different three dimensional shapes and objects out of magnets. However, parents must be aware that magnets are extremely powerful and can have very damaging or even fatal consequences if not used properly. Magnets present a very serious danger if ingested into the body either through swallowing or inhalation.

 

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The holiday season is fast approaching, and with this time of year comes the task of picking out the perfect holiday gift. There is one item that should be on every business owner’s wish list in order to ensure them a profitable and hassle free New Year…magnets of course!! Magnets can play a key role in the success of finding customers, encouraging customers to buy and simplifying your business. Incorporating magnets into your business would be the gift that keeps on giving!

 

Magnets and Magnetic Therapies have been used for centuries to treat a variety of medical conditions. While we can’t say if this unique use of magnet works we are intrigued by the many uses people and even medical professionals find for magnets. Rochester Magnet is pleased to see magnets used in many different applications. We get especially excited when we see them being used in the Medical Industry to help and even treat patients. Read the article that we found below of a new type of practice called TMS Therapy (stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation) that helps people with Depression!

Magnetic strips are used for businesses in all types of applications. Industrial magnetic strip uses range widely, from use in manufacturing components to making sure that machines are running properly. Those that are trying to seek out a magnetic strip company that is reliable should first consider what kind of strip needs they have to make it easier to select the right business. A great quality magnetic strip company can very easily be found by going on the web.

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When constructing a business, many people many never think about how many different magnets they will find around their office or warehouse when all is said and done. Only fourteen hundred years ago people were just learning how to use natural materials like lodestones for their magnetic properties. Today there are incredibly powerful magnets of all sizes that are available commercially. Highly efficient and portable, the right magnet can be incredible way to make things run smoother for any business.

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When it comes to promotion, organization and many of the other problems that some businesses face, magnets could be the answer. Many people may not realize just how multifaceted some magnets are. Those that are looking for true versatility can easily find it in the form of flexible magnetic sheeting. Flexible magnetic sheeting can have a wide variety of practical applications that any business would find extremely beneficial.

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It seems like you can find adhesive magnetic strips everywhere on the web today. But how do you know exactly what you are getting unless you see it in person? With many of the major online retailers selling adhesive magnetic strips, it makes it difficult to narrow a search down to only those that are perfect for the task at hand. There are ones that are geared more toward craft use and others that are more specific to industrial applications, which can be confusing during a search. When selecting the right thickness, energy level and adhesive for your magnetic strips, it is best to go right to the source. This means visiting the website of the company that makes the type of strip that you want, then researching from there. You might be able to purchase the strips directly from the website, or call them to get a quote on your specific project.

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