BEST 9K/8K SECURITY UPDATE
Thank you for visiting the product update site for our BEST 9K & 8K Series locks.
Leveraging years of experience and rigorous internal testing, we continually improve the design of our product portfolio. We are proactively implementing the following design enhancement intended to minimize the ability to compromise the lock.
Effective December 17th, 2020
BEST Keyed 9K & 8K Series Locks will include an updated patent-pending throw member* assembly and factory installed bushing designed to safeguard against the latest surreptitious lock picking techniques. The drawings and videos provided below provide guidance to perform your update.
How to Deploy and Execute the Security Upgrade and Included Design Enhancements
To implement the design enhancements contained within this security upgrade you’ll need to do the following:
- Identify all keyed 9K/8K product in your facility
- For each 9K/8K, execute the following steps:
- Take the control key for the core, and remove the BEST SFIC interchangeable core from the 9K
- Remove the existing throw member that is currently engaged into the back of the BEST SFIC core
- Insert the new throw member into the backside of the BEST SFIC core
- For 9Ks only: Place bushing into the keyed sleeve while the BEST SFIC core and lever are removed.
- Use the control key to insert the BEST SFIC core into the BEST 9K/8K
BEST 9K/8K products that you received prior to December 17th, 2020 do not contain the design enhancements that are implemented within this security upgrade which safeguard against some of the latest lock picking tools and techniques. For that reason, we strongly urge that this security upgrade be implemented in all BEST 9K/8K products.
*9K throw member is patent pending
Warning: This Manufacturer advises that no lock can provide complete security by itself. This lock may be defeated by forcible or technical means, or evaded by entry elsewhere on the property. No lock can substitute for caution, awareness of your environment, and common sense. Builder’s hardware is available in multiple performance grades to suit the application. In order to enhance security and reduce risk, you should consult a qualified locksmith or other security professional.