Lockdown Solution

Openpath’s Lockdown Solution delivers enhanced security and convenience for when you need it most

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Activate a lockdown anytime, from anywhere, by any method. Our solution provides the ability to activate or revert lockdown plans from any remote device, including a mobile phone, or third-party trigger. In addition, administrators are provided robust out-of-the-box flexibility to create unlimited lockdown plans based on the level of severity, associated protocols, and zones.


  • Create the right lockdown option for you - Customize plans for any emergency situation, including active shooter, natural disasters, and unsolicited visitors.
  • Enable a lockdown plan at anytime from anywhere - Trigger or revert a lockdown plan from your phone, laptop, tablet, or with a keycard at a reader. Lockdown can be activated remotely or onsite.
  • Instantly share video feed with first responders via VMS integration - Through Openpath's third-party video management system integration with Camio, provide real-time video feed from all the relevant cameras, enabling first responders to act accordingly.
  • Activate a lockdown event from third-party data feeds - Openpath’s open platform means we integrate with a wide range of third-party devices, like an AWS IoT button, panic button, wired trigger or gunshot detector.
  • Event management - When hosting events at your location, unlock all the doors instantly and override schedules.

The Openpath Lockdown Solution allows you to create security plans best suited to the needs of your organization and its constituents. Administrators can create custom, prioritized lockdown plans in the web-based control center that, when activated, override any and all schedules and entry states.

Supported by Openpath’s patented Triple Unlock technology — utilizing Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Cellular data simultaneously — you are guaranteed a reliable connection imperative for all lockdown situations.

Solutions for enterprise
In an enterprise setting, businesses need to take the utmost precaution with employee security and comfort. With Openpath Lockdown, you can rest assured that your plans are implemented quickly and efficiently. In addition to all the features, Openpath customers receive such as real-time reporting, remote management, and cloud access, Lockdown includes all the capabilities needed to enact designated plans, such as our leading mobile technologies. Our Lockdown Solution also seamlessly integrates with other mustering and alerting systems so personnel can understand where employees are in every part of the building at all times during an emergency.
Solutions for education
Whether you’re in a K-12 setting or a university, protecting students, and teachers, administrators and parents are a top priority. As violence and safety issues become more prevalent on school campuses, school administrators need to ensure that students feel safe in their learning environments. Fortunately, Lockdown has purpose-built functionality that ensures both convenience and security are paramount for today’s busy students. Create multiple plans to handle activities before school, during the day and after, and for the weekend. In addition, our Lockdown capabilities can handle a wide range of scenarios, with customized options for each.
Solutions for religious institutions
Places of worship want to project a welcoming atmosphere and openness to all of their congregants. However, given the rise of external safety incidents, organizations need the ability to swiftly counter a number of threats, while retaining an “open door” policy to the general public. Through Openpath’s state-of-the-art Lockdown capabilities, administrators can ensure a building’s safety almost instantaneously with a phone, card, or via the online portal allowing them the flexibility to maintain an inviting environment but with the added peace of mind to activate their Lockdown plan with the push of a button. Plus, it supports third-party triggers such as gunshot and glass break detector, providing a robust out-of-the-box solution.
Quote: Having the ability to create multiple plans and activate them from a remote device is a requirement we keep seeing from schools, companies, and landlords who need to respond to today's current threat landscape. -Ryan Schonfeld

Lockdown Best Practices

    Quote: Having the ability to create multiple plans and activate them from a remote device is a requirement we keep seeing from schools, companies, and landlords who need to respond to today's current threat landscape. -Ryan Schonfeld
  • Create multiple plans for different scenarios With Openpath, there’s no limit to how many lockdown plans you can have in place. Different scenarios require different needs; for example, you may want to define one plan for suspicious packages that only locks down entries near the delivery door/area and create another plan that locks down all doors in the case of active shooters.
  • Use a wired button to trigger lockdown Openpath’s Lockdown Solution lets you choose from several trigger options: mobile app, tablet, laptop, key card, IoT button, etc. In addition to these convenient methods, we highly recommend having a wired method in place as backup. Wiring an emergency button directly to the Smart Hub ensures another reliable trigger method that works regardless of Internet connection or BLE signal strength.
  • Use backup batteries and cellular routers In the event of a lockdown scenario, it’s important that your access control hardware remain online and responsive even if there’s a power or Internet outage. That’s why you should ensure your Smart Hubs have sufficient backup batteries installed. You may also consider having cellular routers in place to ensure Internet uptime.
  • Fail secure locks and fire code requirements To help ensure the safety of students, tenants, and employees, make sure your doors use fail secure locks (that lock when power is interrupted) but still allow free egress (required by fire codes and accessibility compliance). That way, in the event of a power outage, intruders can’t get inside, but those inside the building can safely exit.
  • Consider additional security measures Depending on your requirements, you may need to prohibit certain items, implement metal detectors, and display security system stickers in windows and other public facing areas.
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