BEST SHELTER is a responsive lockdown solution that can be configured to adapt to your building and security protocol—just the way you want. SHELTER combines code-compliant hardware and proven technology. Best of all, it was designed with input from people who have experienced live lockdown situations. This distinct perspective led to an innovative set of features and functionality, allowing you to custom-tailor how SHELTER responds in a lockdown event.
With incidents rising at an alarming rate, schools have become one of the highest at-risk environments for live shooters and violence. Because every school building is different, SHELTER was designed to adapt to an individual school's layout, traffic flow and security protocol.
Today, office buildings, healthcare facilities, places of worship, theaters, retail areas and government and military properties must all approach security differently. Because every building is different, SHELTER was designed to adapt to an individual building’s layout, traffic flow and security protocol.
Connect to an alarm panel to notify first responders
Lock down a single door, a set of doors or an entire building
Notify first responders, lock down all interior doors and lock down any assembly spaces with connected exit devices
This BHMA Grade 1 lock with a 900 MHz transceiver is compatible with the SHELTER network. In a lockdown situation, it transitions from classroom and storeroom function to ensure a door is locked on the outside and the lever is rigid.
This electric exit device connects to a SHELTER repeater to enable lockdown of assembly areas. It controls entry by remotely locking or unlocking the outside trim, and always ensures safe and reliable egress.
We're not the only ones who think SHELTER is "BEST." This new responsive lockdown solution has been recognized repeatedly for its innovativeness in building security, particularly as it relates to school lockdown strategies. Since 2016, several organizations have named BEST SHELTER as a best new product or stand-out product in its category. Additionally, SHELTER has been featured in several trade and mainstream publications, including Doors & Hardware, Locksmith Ledger, SDM, Security Products Health Facilities Management, Government Security News and the Wall Street Journal.
Hardware, Software & Control Systems
Locks and Door Hardware
Access Control Devices & Peripherals
*Finding from final report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission