The BEST Access Shelter Lock is a global lockdown solution based on the BEST Access 9K Series Cylindrical Lockset. Working in tandem with a fob key, the Shelter Lock can initiate a lockdown of one or more doors wirelessly by the push of a button. The Shelter Lock is designed to assist an already installed access control system, and it can be configured for first-responder notification and/or an alarm system.

BEST Access Shelter Lock is ANSI/BHMA, Grade 1 certified and ADA compliant to meet the stricter building codes that are required from some facilities. Applications for the BEST Access Shelter Lock include commercial office buildings, K-12 schools and college and university classrooms and lecture halls.


Best Access Shelter


Code Compliance
  • ANSI/BHMA A156.2 Grade 1, ANSI/BHMA A156.25 and ANSI/BHMA A156.5
  • NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and IBC Compliant
  • FCC Part 15, B
  • UL10C – 3 Hour
  • UL1034 Listed
  • Classroom: In standard mode, lock, and unlock with the key outside
  • Storeroom: In lockdown mode, the key retracts latch, outside lever always locked
Backset 2-3/4” standard, 3-3/4” and 5″
  • Critical latch and chassis components are brass or corrosion-treated steel
  • 2-1/16” diameter to fit 2-1/8” hole in door (Corforms to ANSI A115.2)
  • Lost Motion feature available as an option
  • Solid brass 9/16” throw
  • Front 2-1/4” x 1-1/8” beveled
Lever Handles
  • Lever handles are a high-quality zinc alloy
  • Trim components are brass or bronze
  • Body is approximately 1-5/8” in diameter
  • Handle is approximately 4-3/4” long (from center-line of chassis)
  • #14 and #15 levers conform to California Administrative Code Title 19 and 24
  • All three styles of levers conform to the Illinois Accessibility Standard
Non-IC Lever Functions Available
  • Fail Secure: Drives to storeroom state
  • Fault detection: Detects motor failures or excessive power consumption
Mounting/Door Thickness
  • Fits standard 161 door prep (ANSI A115.2) for 1-3/4” doors
  • Enclosure attaches with two security Torx screws
  • Electrical connections automatically made when enclosure is installed onto bracket (no pinched wires or missed connections)
  • Two additional holes (5/16″ diameter) are needed for through-bolts located at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock positions
Batteries/Warnings 4 AA batteries (included); Up to 3-year battery life
  • Classroom: In standard mode, lock and unlock with the key on outside
  • Storeroom: In lockdown mode, the key retracts latch, outside lever always locked
Wireless Communications 900 MHz; Range of 400 ft. indoors; 1,200 ft. line of site (typical)
Visual Indicators
  • Red = Lockdown
  • Green = Clear/restore to normal
  • Blue = Wireless communication indicator
  • Others = Error/Fault/TBD

BEST Shelter Lockdown

To place your order for BEST Access Shelter Lock or for a quote, contact your local IDN Branch.

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