The Hide-Away Safe Room can provide safe haven for students, faculty and staff in the event of an armed intruder. It installs in the front of a classroom, behind the chalkboard or whiteboard, and only takes up 19" of floor space from the wall. In the event of an alarm, it deploys in just seconds, and is capable of holding an entire classroom, up to 25 students and a teacher. The door locks from the inside to prevent an intruder from gaining access. The unit is made of ballistic steel capable of withstanding a 30 caliber armor piercing round – the same material used in military grade equipment.