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With rising concerns about violent incidents in educational settings, school administrators need access control systems that secure buildings quickly and safely, while still enabling ease of access and egress during standard operations. BEST products give you the ability to lock classrooms from inside the turn of a key or even lock down whole buildings with the touch of a button.

Mike Singleton

Mike Singleton
Grounds Lead
Valley View School District 365U

How BEST works for education
Durability / Efficiency
Built for the Future

BEST products feature industry-leading durability for long deployment and cost-savings. Compatibility also sets BEST products apart. All products are designed around BEST small format interchangeable core technology for simple masterkeying and rekeying. Whether you want to scale up a new access control system in the future or retrofit an old one today, you’ll find BEST makes the process easy.

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Products with Education in Mind

  • Easily lock the door from inside without exiting
  • Visual indicator for ease of use
  • Durability tested beyond ANSI Grade 1 standards
  • Complete wireless solution compatible with more than 20 access control systems
  • Supports multiple reader types such as electronic locks, card readers and more
  • Fast, wire-free installation
  • Integrated visual lock/unlock indicator with quarter-turn lock down activation
  • Low light color-coded reflective security indicator
  • Embossed directional indicator – Visual friendly lock/unlock directional indicator
  • Maximize accessibility in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applications
  • Flexible integration with new or existing systems and actuators
  • Efficient, effective, and easy to use
Learning & Higher Education
Arizona Autism Charter Schools Deploys Flexible Electronic Access with Switch™ Tech

Diana Diaz-Harrison, Founder and Executive Director of Arizona Autism Charter Schools, Inc., was on a mission to build a cutting-edge school for children with autism. When it came to access control, she needed a solution that would allow access to specialists on an hourly or daily basis without disturbing students. Switch Tech gave her the flexibility that she needed.

Dan McCarty, AZACS Operations and IT Director

How BEST works for education
Learning & Higher Education
One Key, Topline Safety Solution

Mike Singleton, Grounds Lead for Valley View School District 365U, wanted to ensure the safety of students, teachers and staff in the wake of the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A close inspection of over a thousand doors across 23 buildings proved that the district had already deployed compatible BEST 9K locks capable of securing buildings fast.

Mike Singleton

Mike Singleton, Grounds Lead, Valley View School District 365U

How BEST works for Education
Learning & Higher Education
Switch™ Tech Brings Security Efficiency to Slippery Rock University

Dan Brown, Director of Housing at Slippery Rock University, wanted to upgrade offline locks in student housing to a centralized electronic access system. However, due to budget constraints, he needed a cost-effective solution that he could test and scale up incrementally. That’s when he discovered Switch Tech.

Slippery Rock sign

Dan Brown, Director of Housing, Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania

How BEST works for Education
Learning & Higher Education
BEST SHELTER Gives Littleton Public Schools an Integrated Safety Solution

Guy Grace, Littleton Public Schools’ Director of Security and Emergency Planning, needed an unobtrusive way to secure school campuses. He found the SHELTER system could ensure fast, effective lockdowns in an emergency without being intrusive.

Guy Grace, Director of Security and Emergency Planning, Littleton Public Schools

How BEST works for Education

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