Why Would You Lock An Active Shooter INSIDE?

I came across this article about ZKAccess and their new LB7000 device that enables instant lockdown of all doors in a building in the case of an active shooter.

The article goes on to explain that in a scenario where a facility has 2 different buildings, that the device can lock down the doors in the 1st building with the active shooter inside, while leaving the 2nd building's doors unlocked so people in that building can flee to safety.

Now, I am not an access control guy, but this doesn't make sense to me.

If I am in the 2nd building and the active shooter is in the 1st building, how about you lock down MY buildings doors so the shooter can't enter. And conversely, if I am in the building with the active shooter, all doors locking might prevent the shooter from getting into the room I am in (maybe), but it also presents me now with barriers that make my own escape to safety more difficult.

I'd be interested to hear other's opinions on this subject.

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