Future-proof lockdown security system

Our award-winning solution provides you fast-acting, flexible security when you need it most.

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Leading lockdown system for school, office, and religious buildings

Activate a lockdown anytime, from anywhere, by any method

Our Flexible Lockdown solution provides the ability to activate or revert lockdown plans from any Smart Reader, remote device, including a mobile phone, or third-party trigger. In addition, administrators are provided robust flexibility to send real-time alerts and create unlimited lockdown plans based on the level of severity, associated protocols, and zones.

Award-winning protection for the built world

"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, CEO of RAS Security Group

Benefits of our door Lockdown system

Create the right lockdown option for you

Customize office or school lockdown plans for any emergency situation, including active shooter, natural disasters, and unsolicited visitors.

Control a lockdown plan at anytime from anywhere

Trigger or revert a building or campus lockdown security plan from your phone, laptop, tablet, or with a keycard at a reader. Openpath's secure Lockdown feature can be activated remotely or onsite.

Instantly share video feed with first responders via VMS integration

Through Openpath's third-party video management system integrations, 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 or special gatherings at your location, unlock specific entry points instantly and override schedules, or control your door Lockdown system remotely.

Free to educational and non-profit organizations

Our Flexible Lockdown feature, with unlimited plans and instant alert capability, is included at no additional cost for all schools and 501(c)(3) organizations.

The right Lockdown solution for you

See how Openpath Lockdown improves safety for schools, religious institutions, and office buildings, plus learn the best practices for security and safety planning.

Lockdown for businesses and offices

  • Implement Openpath Lockdown plans quickly and efficiently with remote, mobile, or PIN activation

  • Multi-site Lockdown activation in the cloud allows enterprise security teams to triage incidents from anywhere

  • Create custom Lockdown scenarios for emergencies, severe weather, or even to lock down parts of the building for construction or events with an enterprise access control system

  • Door Lockdown system seamlessly integrates with mustering and alerting systems so personnel can understand where employees are during an emergency

School lockdown and educational facility safety

  • Ensure students and teachers feel safe in their learning environment in a K-12 or university setting

  • Ability to activate a Lockdown plan from anywhere, with real-time feedback and remote door unlocking capabilities for first responders

  • Customize Lockdown procedures for natural disasters, school shootings or violence incidents, emergency closures, and other events before, during, and after school hours

  • Access control system designed for schools that supports integration with panic buttons, gunshot detectors, glass break detectors, and other third-party safety systems

Lockdown solutions for religious institutions

  • Project a welcoming atmosphere and openness to all the congregants of your place of worship

  • Swiftly counter a number of threats, while retaining an “open door” policy to the general public

  • Openpath’s state-of-the-art Lockdown capabilities are built into its access control system for religious institutions, which help ensure a building’s safety almost instantaneously with a phone, card, or via the online portal

  • Ability to activate Openpath Lockdown plans automatically via integrations with panic buttons, gunshot detectors, and more for added peace of mind

Lockdown procedure best practices

  • Create unique plans for different scenarios

    Openpath Flexible Lockdown lets you create unlimited secure Lockdown plans to address various scenarios. For example, a plan for suspicious packages will lock down entries near delivery areas, whereas an active shooter safety plan will trigger a sitewide lockdown.

  • Use a wired button to trigger lockdown

    Openpath’s door Lockdown system lets you choose from several trigger options: mobile app, tablet, laptop, key card, and IoT buttons. We highly recommend having a wired method in place as backup. Wiring an emergency button directly to the Smart Hub ensures you have a reliable trigger regardless of Internet connection or BLE signal strength.

Emergency safety and security best practices

  • Use backup batteries and cellular routers

    In an emergency, your access control and lockdown door system hardware need to remain online and responsive even through a power or Internet outage. Install sufficient backup batteries in your Smart Hubs, and consider installing cellular routers to ensure Internet uptime.

  • Fail secure locks and fire code requirements

    For the safety of students, tenants, and employees, use fail secure door locks, which lock when power is interrupted, but still allow free egress (required by fire codes and accessibility compliance). In the event of a power outage, intruders can’t get inside, but those inside the building can safely exit.

  • Additional security measures

    Depending on your requirements, you may need to prohibit certain items, use metal detectors, and display security system stickers in windows or other public facing areas.

Additional lockdown security resources

Learn about school security technology and safety planning

Understand how to implement the latest security technology to improve school safety, plus get best practices for emergency planning and updating school security systems.

Security and safety guidebook for religious institutions

Learn how places of worship can leverage technology to safeguard their congregations from security threats, and how to create a church safety plan with this free resource.

Physical security guide for businesses

Use this free guidebook to determine your risk, and take proactive measures to mitigate potential security threats before they occur.