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ISC West 2016: STANLEY Security showcases BEST SHELTER wireless lockdown solution for educational, business and healthcare environments

Published on 8 April, 2016
BEST SHELTER is an emergency lockdown solution that can secure individuals behind a locked door quickly and safely
SHELTER combines cost-effective, code-compliant mechanical
hardware and proven technologies

STANLEY Security, a leading global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range of industries, announces the launch of BEST® SHELTER™, a responsive lockdown solution, designed specifically for educational K-12, business and healthcare environments. SHELTER will be showcased - for the first time - at the International Security Conference and Expo (ISC West) in Las Vegas, April 6-8 in STANLEY Security booth #16099. This solution was developed with input from those who have experienced live lockdown situations, which led to an innovative set of features and functionality that can be customised to immediately respond based on the user’s needs in a lockdown situation. SHELTER is a unique combination of cost-effective, code-compliant mechanical hardware and proven technologies.

Multi-purpose fob to lockdown one door or entire building

With an increase in mass tragedies that are usually over in five minutes or less, the SHELTER fob by BEST allows for quick communication with the SHELTER wireless system to initiate a lockdown and third-party notification of an event. This multi-purpose fob permits a fast and easy lockdown of one door, hallway or entire building. With assistance from an integration resource, the SHELTER network components can be configured to initiate a signal to a pre-installed access control system or alarm systems, allowing immediate communication with first responders. The straightforward, effortless press of a button can initiate a series of events that make a facility safer and more responsive in emergency situations.

Cylindrical lockset: Classroom or storeroom functions

When the lockdown is initiated from the fob, it is communicated to an attached lockset called the BEST SHELTER 9KX Cylindrical Lockset (9KX). This is a BHMA Grade 1 lock that functions on a 900 MHz secure wireless network, enabling users to quickly and safely lock doors by activating the fob. After receiving a lockdown command from the system, the 9KX transitions from a standard classroom function lock to a Storeroom function. This feature ensures the hallway lever is rigid and secure, only allowing users to enter if they have a key. The 9KX is also equipped with easy-to-understand visual indicators with a red LED being used to indicate the device is in lockdown, Storeroom function, and a green LED being used to indicate a lock has returned to normal operation

Gateway and repeaters: Core to the SHELTER system

The gateway and repeaters are the core to the SHELTER system. The gateway does not require internet connection to initiate the lockdown, which alleviates concerns that a network must be operational during the most critical times. With a typical 400-foot range, the gateway can be paired with up to eight repeaters to extend the signal range throughout the building.

Features of SHELTER by BEST:

  • Send alerts: Users can be notified of the lock number that was triggered for lockdown mode.
  • Third-party notification: With assistance from an integration resource and third party alarm company, when the lockdown button is pressed police and first responders will be automatically notified.
  • Capability: Configurable to lock a single door, set of doors or an entire building of doors.
  • Cloud-based software: Able to configure the system from any web browser, wherever the user is and view self-diagnostic reports.
  • Security emergencies: When lockdown is initiated, the door lock receives a signal to lock the outside lever requiring the use of a key to gain access.
  • Visual and audible lockdown indicator: Interior light shows lockdown status, as well imbedded local tamper alarms.

“BEST SHELTER is an emergency lockdown solution that can secure individuals behind a locked door quickly and safely,” states Joe McCormack, President, STANLEY Mechanical Security. “We want communities to understand they have options for responsive lockdown and security devices that can help keep children, families and friends safe.”

“Whether it’s a school or business, creating a safe environment should not be a daunting task. With SHELTER being one of the most cost-effective solutions on the market today, it is a valuable option to be considered in a variety of environments.”

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