How Do You Handle 'Forced Door' Alarms?

In electronic access control, one of the most common, yet most confusingly named status alarms are 'Forced Door' or 'Pried Door' alerts.

Often, the problem's root cause is when someone uses a mechanical key to open a door rather than an access credential: When the door opens WITHOUT registering a credential read, the access system calls that a 'Forced Door' alarm - meaning the system cannot really discern HOW the door was opened, just that it was opened without the EAC system involved.

Common methods of 'getting rid' of these alarms range between confiscating all mechanical keys to sequencing door/lock/RTE sensors to filter out a normal exit/entrance through an opening vs. someone maliciously breaking open a door.

To you: What methods do you use to prevent 'forced door' alarms? Thanks.

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