What is LockDown?

LockDown is a security system for roller shutters that prevents the shutter from being raised by lifting the bottom rail. It is not an additional locking system and it requires no manual, auto, or solenoid lock. There are no keys and it is not possible to override or disengage.

What does LockDown do and how does it work?

Lockdown works by allowing the shutter to operate as a standard roller shutter in normal circumstances, using the motor to lower and raise the shutter. If any upward force is applied to either the shutter lath or the bottom rail, the profiles lock within the side guides and prevent the shutter from being raised. The feature works from any position the shutter is in, it does not have to be fully closed to engage.

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Where is LockDown beneficial?

Environments that LockDown is beneficial for include, but are not limited to;

  • Retail including point of sale displays. Training of multiple users can be challenging with complex locking systems. LockDown ensures that it is impossible to leave the security shutter insecure through accidental incomplete locking procedure. It also protects against more deliberate attempts to compromise security through incomplete locking procedure. As a further benefit and as a consequence of the intelligent profiles, the roll sizes of shutters with LockDown are much smaller than the industry standard.
  • External doors and window security, especially where multiple shutters are installed on a single property. As the roller shutter requires no manual intervention to secure it when closed, operators and building owners can centrally control and secure the shutters without having to carry out any physical locking procedure.
  • Architectural applications where there is a need to minimise the visual impact of the roller shutter. In addition to the small rolling zone required, the fact that the guide rails and bottom rail need no auxiliary locking system allows them to be recessed into the building fabric.
  • Car Park Entrance Shutters. As LockDown shutters automatically lock whenever they stop, they are ideal for multi-user car park entry shutters. These shutters typically have high duty cycles and it is important that full security integrity is achieved without delay between each cycle, or the requirement for human intervention. The small rolling size to maximise headroom is a further advantage as is the ability to perforate the shutter to allow air movement, without compromise of the security level.

When is LockDown beneficial?

LockDown has a number of benefits, focused on the following applications;

  • Ensuring security integrity is not overcome by incomplete locking procedure. LockDown ensures that operators cannot leave the security shutter in an insecure state, either by accident or by intent.
  • Multiple shutters can be operated and secured at the same time – essential for ensuring the security integrity of the complete building.
  • Rapid closure and security in situations where personnel security and safety has priority. LockDown ensures that even if the descent of the shutter is interrupted, it is not possible for an attacker to forcibly raise the shutter. More on this system can be seen at RapiDeploy.
  • First point of entry to a building. As there are no locking systems to release, it is possible to use the shutter as a first point of entry to the building, with the appropriate control system.
  • Externally installed security shutters. As there are no locking systems mounted to the guide rails or the bottom rail, there is nothing for a potential intruder to attack, meaning the shutters can be securely installed externally.

Which products is LockDown available with?

LockDown is available across the entire spectrum of built-in and bolt-on security shutters from Charter Global, including those certified to LPS 1175 Issue 7, SR2, SR3, SR4 and SR5.