High Security Electronic Locks

PROPOSED UL 2058

Scope

These requirements cover indoor use, low voltage or power limited electronic locks designed for attachment on doors of security containers, to provide a means of locking the boltwork or directly locking the exterior or interior doors of the security container on which it is mounted against unauthorized opening.

This standard for electronic locks specifies the mechanical and electronic requirements for basic construction and operation, minimum life, operational environment limits and externally accessible code, and/or data input or output whether by physical access, network communication, or remote control. It also specifies the testing methods to be used to determine compliance with the standard.

These requirements are intended to test the ability of electronic locks to resist unauthorized opening for a limited period of time and also to classify locks according to their security level. Locks covered by this standard are not evaluated for resistance to attack by acids, resistance to X-Rays or resistance to explosives. Locks may or may not have integral protection against entry by force.

These requirements cover electronic locks powered by low-voltage primary or secondary batteries, or they generate their own power as a function of their operation.

Allowable methods used to authenticate a user to open the electronic lock are (human) knowledge, physical (token), biometric, or any combination of these methods.

Lock features that are not specifically included or addressed by the standard are not an element of product certification and are only evaluated to ensure that malfunction of the feature does not cause the lock to open.If an electronic lock incorporates features which are covered by any other UL Security standard these features shall, as a minimum, meet the requirements of such standard (e.g. time delay or time lock functions).