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Emergency Lockdown

Learn how to trigger an emergency lockdown event on your access controller

Updated over a week ago

Verkada access controllers are capable of emergency lockdown events to help protect you, your colleagues, and your assets. During a lockdown event, all selected doors and/or buildings are locked down, and access to these doors is restricted to only authorized user groups.

⚠️ Required:

  • You must be an Access Admin and a Site Access Admin to create a lockdown scenario.

  • Lockdown outputs and inputs require that a lockdown scenario has been created for the site where the controller is installed.

Create a lockdown scenario

  1. In Verkada Command, go to All Products > Access.

  2. Select a site from All Sites.

  3. Click Lockdowns, then to create a new lockdown.

  4. Follow the configuration window to configure the lockdown scenario.

Clone a lockdown scenario

  1. In Command, go to All Products > Access.

  2. Select a site from All Sites.

  3. Click Lockdowns, then select a lockdown.

  4. At the top right, click Clone .

  5. Select a site to cone to and click Next.

  6. Follow the configuration window to configure the lockdown scenario and make any necessary changes.

Initiate a lockdown

Once a lockdown scenario has been created, you have access to the scenario and will see a new Lockdown icon at the bottom left of your navigation bar.

  1. At the bottom of your navigation bar, click Lockdowns .

  2. Select the type of lockdown you want to initiate.

  3. Click Activate to begin the lockdown.

Release a lockdown

  1. At the top, click Release Lockdown on the red banner.

  2. Click Confirm.

    Watch this short video to learn how to initiate and release a lockdown.

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