A photograph can be unsettling because of what is shown or what it conveys. In the later category this image is the most disturbing photograph I have seen in a long time.
It accompanies the HYDRA-LOCK with the following description:
With incidents of school shootings on the rise, parents, politicians and school administrators alike are left asking themselves what they can do to protect the children while at school. Is it possible to stop random acts of violence such as the Columbine shootings? What if you could devise a way to quickly barricade the students into the safety of a classroom away from danger. Well now you can.
Introducing the Hydra-Lock. The Hydra-Lock will restrict the access of an assailant into a classroom by holding the arms of a hydraulic door return together. The Hydra-Lock will provide the vital extra moments needed for school staff to create interior barricades to protect their students. Additionally, it provides the extra time needed for law enforcement to respond and arrive on scene and neutralize the threat during these types of critical incidents.
The fact that schools and their pupils should prepare for the event of a school shooting is unnerving. Let alone the idea that one day lives could depends on a such a product. The reason I find this particular image unsettling is the way it was shot. It makes it easy to imagine that one day someone could be staring up at it wondering it it will hold.