One of the most important access control alarms is also often ignored.
"Forced Door" provides a vital and even critical notification against security risks, but many users simply dismiss them as too minor for a response.
Why is this the case? How can the situation be corrected? We examine these key factors inside:
- Why Forced Door Alarms Are Ignored As Nuisance
- Ignoring Them Is A Bad Policy
- False Alarm Root Causes
- Common Preventions For False Forced Door Alarms
- Forced Door Alarms Are Option, But Valuable For Security
Forced Door Is Common Nuisance Alarm
Despite the dramatic name, a 'forced door alarm' almost never means an external threat has pried open a door.
Instead, when a guard or security operator is dispatched to check out the alarm, often what is discovered is an otherwise locked and perfectly functioning door.
Coupled with its rather frequent occurrence, many quickly learn to dismiss the notification as 'noise' and choose to focus on more urgent and likely threats.
Simply Ignoring Is Bad Solution
However, ignoring these outright presents a huge problem. While the risk may be low, being promptly notified when someone forces open a door is a core value of EAC. Letting a system malfunction persist and dismissing it as a 'nuisance' is shortsighted and can result in disaster.