Nightlock: security device credited with saving lives in Oxford


BIG FAST. Mich. (WOOD) – A Michigan company is credited with keeping students safe in a school shooting last week at Oxford High School.

Night light is based in Mt. Morris. It was started by two brothers nine years ago and focused primarily on home security. But after the Parkland School shooting in Florida, founders Joe and Jack Taylor came up with the ground-mounted emergency lock for use in schools.

There are 700 distributed throughout the territory Oxford high school, and parents credit the system for saving lives.

Nightlock devices are used in more than 300 Michigan school districts, as well as several other states. Joe Taylor says their phone has been ringing nonstop since last week’s shooting in Oxford.

The state of Michigan passed a bill in 2020 that allows for the installation of certain barricade devices in schools.

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