Arrow Starts a Revolution

Standalone locks have become an important product group as end-users in all the market segments learn to appreciate the benefits of electronic access control and the cost savings that a battery operated non-networked solution can provide. After all, any...

The Arrow Revolution is weatherized for use on interior or exterior doors and is UL/cUL listed for use on 3 hour, A label or lesser doors.

The Revolution is available with or without an exterior cylinder, and in either 2 ¾” or 2 3/8” backset. Revolution is non-handed. Revolution will mount on 1 3/8” and 1 ¾” thick doors

Revolution can be configured in either Easy Mode or Expert Mode. After installation, you can switch modes if the customer requests.

The touchscreen is normally unlit to conserve battery life. To wake up the keypad, touch it with the palm of your hand. The numerals illuminate and you are ready to program or enter a code to access. The illuminated keypad makes it easy to enter codes in low/no light, or if users are visually impaired.



We found the Revolution easy to program because of its large illuminated keyboard and audible (speaking) feedback prompts which help through the programming process and minimizes confusion.

The Revolution can be programmed to speak English, French or Spanish.

Easy Mode is provided for general usage, with one Supervisor Code and up to eight user codes.

Advanced Mode provides 1000 codes for access: one Master Code, and 20 Supervisor Groups each with 50 user codes.

Both modes offer a Passage Mode and Wrong Code Entry Limit. In Easy Mode if five incorrect codes are entered the unit will enter Shut Down Mode for 180 seconds.

In Advanced Mode, the Wrong Code Entry Limit is programmable from 1 to 10. The Shut Down time may be adjusted from 1 to 255 seconds. While in Shut Down mode, a red padlock flashes on the Revolution’s keypad. When the Shut Down Time ends, the Revolution plays a chime.

A Green LED flashes to indicate when the Revolution is in Passage Mode.

Remote Door Release is available as an option.

A low battery is indicated by a flashing icon on the touchscreen. If the low battery indicator is ignored and the batteries finally fall below the level required to operate the Revolution, there are two small inconspicuous battery ports on the front of the lock. A standard 9 Volt battery is placed up to these ports allowing electronic enabled access. If the Revolution has an external lock cylinder, entry can also be made with the correct key.

The Revolution uses four standard AA batteries which are installed on the inside trim plate.

If your Revolution installation is an upgrade from an L1000, a kit is available which covers the exposed holes nicely.

Arrow Revolution has a three-year warranty on both the lock as well as the electronics.

On the Arrow Lock web site, catch the demo video of someone trying to kill a Revolution to better understand just how rugged a product Revolution actually is.

The Arrow Revolution standalone touchscreen lock combines the functional elements of a cylindrical lockset with the latest technological designed for electronic aesthetic. Locksmiths will benefit by providing an up-to-date technological solution that is also quick and easy to install.

Users benefit from a simple interaction with the lock through a voice-guided touch keypad, making day to day use and programming easy.

The Revolution is recommended for healthcare facilities, offices, retail environments, multi-family, hospitality, government facilities, as well as K-12 school environments. It provides a traffic control solution for areas requiring restricted access. If necessary, both users and user groups can be easily locked out by the administrator. This feature provides a quick lockout option in case of a security concern.



All Arrow Revolution Standalone Touchscreen Locks are UL/cUL listed for use on 3 hour, A label or lesser doors.

  • ANSI A117.1 Accessibility Code
  • California State Reference Code for levers returning to within 1/2” (12.7mm) of door surface
  • Federal Specification FF-H-106C
  • Certified ANSI/BHMA A156.2, Series 4000, Grade 2


ADA/Americans with Disabilities Act: Acceptable Door Hardware: Section 4.13.9: Handles, pulls, latches and other operating devices on accessible doors shall have a shape that is easy to grasp with one hand and does not require grasping, tight pinching or twisting of the wrist to operate. Lever operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms and “U” shaped handles are acceptable designs.

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