How do I create a Lockdown Plan?

Note: Please contact your sales representative to request Lockdown functionality.

A Lockdown Plan lets you change the state of an entry (or several entries) with your choice of trigger method, including via the mobile app, the Control Center, a designated card credential presented at the reader, or third-party wired and IoT buttons. Some examples of Lockdown Plans include:

  • A plan that locks all perimeter entries and unlocks all interior doors, like for a lockout procedure
  • A plan that locks all entries near a delivery room, like for a suspicious package scenario
  • A plan that unlocks all doors within a building, like for an open house event

To create a Lockdown Plan:

  1. Go to and log in
  2. Go to Sites > Lockdown Plan Management and click Create Lockdown Plan
  3. Give the plan a useful name and assign a rank. The rank is important because it determines which plans take priority in the case of triggering multiple plans that share entries. The lower the number, the higher the rank.
    • Optionally, you can enter a time after which the plan will auto-revert using Auto-Revert Plan. If you do not want the Lockdown Plan to revert automatically, leave this value blank.
  4. Optionally, you can enable the Use standard (free-eligible) zone configuration slider to create a Lockdown Plan that includes all Zones with triggered states of Lockdown - Override Only.
  5. Click Add Zone to select which Entries this Lockdown Plan will affect
    • Note: You cannot add Zones that have been shared with you to a Lockdown Plan
  6. Select the desired Entry State for the Zone. For lockdown scenarios, we recommend using Lockdown - Override Only. This means only Users with Override permissions are able to unlock Entries in this state.


    1. Click Save
    2. Go to the User Config tab to select Users and Groups that can trigger and revert the Lockdown Plan


  1. Click Save
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