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Put protection on repeat. The SHELTER Repeater extends the range of your SHELTER lockdown solution. Multiple repeaters can be connected to the gateway so no matter the size of your building, you’re covered! Equipped with input and output relays for easy integration into existing systems or signal devices.

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  • Repeater extends range of network
  • Maximum 7 repeaters actively extending network can be connected to gateway (repeater relays can be used)
  • Additional repeaters can be in network, but used for relay only
  • 900 MHz platform for very reliable, long-range connectivity
  • Typical range of up to 400 feet indoors in each direction and 1,200 feet line of sight*
  • IP 67 Enclosure
  • Input and output relays to allow for easy integration into existing systems or signal devices such as an electric key switch
  • 2 dry contact switch inputs; Configurable to initiate or cancel lockdown
  • 2 form C relay outputs, 24V/1A rated
  • UL 60950

*Wireless range will vary based on application, operating environment, building materials and external factors. A site survey is highly recommended to determine the specific requirements for your application.

When lives are on the line, don’t you want a security solution you can count on to expand to the most remote areas of your property in that situation? Look no further than the SHELTER repeater, used to expand the signal of the network from the gateway (sold separately) to increase your lockdown solution. Gateways have a range limit of 400 feet in each direction so you would use a repeater to send the wireless signal an additional 400 feet. With a maximum of seven repeaters active per gateway, SHELTER can cover one building, buildings with multiple floors or even a whole university campus! Additional repeaters can be in the network, but used for relay only. Easily integrate the repeater into existing systems and signal devices using the built-in input and output relays such as a system to alert first responders in the event of an emergency or an electric key switch to initiate lockdown of the building.

The cloud-based SHELTER management software integrates with first response and electronic systems. Configure and manage your property’s SHELTER network from any web browser, anywhere! Create locking scenarios where a fob controls one door, a wing, or the entire facility. Also receive and send email/text alerts for lockdown status changes, view reports, and run diagnostic tests.


A unique combination of code-compliant hardware and proven technology is a responsive lockdown solution ideal for all types of business environments and budgets. Even more, SHELTER was developed with input from those who have experienced live lockdown situations. This distinct perspective led to an innovative set of features and functionality that allows businesses to custom tailor how SHELTER responds in the event of a lockdown.



  • Recommended for optimal function of your SHELTER system
  • $50 per month, billed annually
  • 3 year plan minimum
  • 1st YEAR is FREE


The SHELTER portal allows school administrators, commercial facility managers and security officers to easily connect to the system from most web browsers and perform operations such as:

  • Enrolling devices and defining groups
  • Identifying self-diagnostics and who receives notifications
  • Assigning fobs to initiate lockdown of a single door, groups of doors or the entire facility
  • Monitoring system activity
  • Managing notifications for lockdown status changes
  • Setting up network users


At the core of the SHELTER system is a gateway that sends signals to each door lock to initiate lockdown. Plugged into a UPS or power supply with battery back-up, the SHELTER gateway doesn’t require an Internet connection to initiate lockdown. This alleviates any concerns that your network must be operational during the most critical times. With a 400-foot range,* the gateway can be paired with up to seven repeaters to extend the signal range throughout a building. Additionally, with assistance from your integration resource, the SHELTER repeater can be configured to send a relay signal to your pre-installed access control system, allowing communication with first responders.

*Wireless range will vary based on application, operating environment, building materials and external factors. A site survey is highly recommended to determine the specific requirements for your application.


Specific hardware can be enrolled on your SHELTER 900 MHz secure wireless network to quickly lock doors via a fob. BEST offers the SHELTER enabled 9KX cylindrical lock and the 45HX mortise lock equipped with both classroom and storeroom functionality. A door can be locked/unlocked manually at your discretion, or locked down from the fob so that the outside lever is rigid and requires a key to retract the latch for entry. Likewise, electrified exit devices, like the PRECISION Apex 2000 Series, can be connected to a SHELTER repeater. This allows the outside trim to be locked/unlocked remotely to enable lockdown, while always ensuring free egress.


9.4 (H) x 6.3 (W) x 3.3 (D) in.

Wireless Protocol


Wireless Range

1200 ft. line of sight, 400 ft.






2.5 lbs


1 Year

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