Dealing With Forced Door Alarms

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on May 30, 2013

One of the most common access control alarms is also the most ignored. "Forced Door" provides a vital and even critical notification against security risks, but many users simply dismiss them as too minor for response. Why is this the case? How can the situation be corrected? We examine this issue inside, providing answers.

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