Propped Doors Access Control Tutorial

By Brian Rhodes, Published Mar 29, 2022, 10:30am EDT (Info+)

A common access control problem is doors propped open, rendering the security advantages of the door useless and increasing the likelihood of unauthorized entry.

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Door propping undermines significant investments in electronic access control. The problem is especially frustrating to building security because it is so common and easy to do. In this report, IPVM examines:

  • Convenience vs Security
  • Common reasons for door propping
  • Eliminating the means for door propping
  • Adding signage and education
  • Installing specialty equipment
  • Using door closers

Finally, this report concludes with a 6 question quiz to test your knowledge.

Problem *******

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**** **** ***** ***** ** ********* openings, **** ** *** **** ***** for *********, *** ******** *** **** in *** ****** * *****.

**** ******** ** *** ** ***** with ***** ****. ***** **** ****** rooms, *******, ** ******* *** *** cause ******** ******** ** *******. *** propping * ********'* ******-********** ******** ** a ***** *****. **** * **** is **** ** * '***** ** security' ** ********* ******, ******* ** held **** *** ********** ** ****** facility.

Root ******

***** ******** ** ** ******, **** are *** **** ******?

  • ***********: ****** ***** *** * *******. Not **** **** ** ***** ****** to ***** ****, ******* ** **** it **** * *** ** ********** card ** ********** ************. ******* * door ******* **** ** * ******* alternative ** ********** ***** * ****** door, ************ **** ******* ******* ** opening **** ***** ** **** **** arms *** ********.
  • *******: ***** *** ******* **** *** area ****** ** *** ***, ****, or *** **** *** ***********. ******* a **** **** ***** ******* **** relief, *** ** * *********** ******* expense ** ********.
  • ******** ***********: *** *** ***** *** ************ propped ****. ** **** *****, ****** hardware, **** ** **** ****** ** maladjusted *******, *** **** * **** open *** *********.

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*** ******* **** ******* **** *** require ****** *********. *** ******* ** rectified **:

  • *********** *** *****
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  • ********** ********* *********

Eliminate **** *****

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*******/*********

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Install/Configure ********* *********

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********* ** ***** ***** ***** ** keep ***** ****, ******* ** ***** the ******** ** ***** ******, *** embarrassment ** ******* **** * *********, or *** ********* ** ******** ******.

**** ***** **** ** ** ****:

  • *** ***********: **** ****** ******* ******* ******* an '****-****' ******** **** ***** ** conjunction **** *** **** ******** *******. The **** ********** ***** ** ***** when ***** *** **** *** ****. However, **** ******* *** **** ** 'local ************' ** ******* ***** ** the ****, *** ******* ***** ** alarm ** *** ****** ******* ********** console *** *********. ********** *** '**** alarm' ***** ** ****** ** ********* to **** *** *******. *********** **** alarm ** * **** ******* ********* with ****** ******* ******** ** * no-cost ********.
  • ********* ******: *** ***** ******* ****** *******, secondary ******* ******* *** ** *********. Designs **** **** ****-******* ****** ** wall ******* ***** *****. ***** ********* typically ****** * ***** ** *** door, *** *** ** ******* ** battery-powered ** ********* *****. ****, ********* installation, ***** ******* ~$*** ** ~$***.

Door *******

*** ********** ** *** **** ****** is ***** ********** *** **** **** problems. ***** ******* *** * ****** or ********* *** ** **** ***** automatically ****** ***** **** *** ******.

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*** *********** ***********, **** ** *** predominant ********* ** **** ** ******* of *** **** ******, *** **** play * **** ** ********** *** adjusting * ****** ** ******** **** the ****.

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Comments (1)

********* *** ******** ******** ** *** best.

* *** * **** ******** ***** with ** ********* **** **** ** a ***** ****. ***** *** ******** did ******* ** **** *** *****.

****** ********** * ***** *** ********* alarm ** *** ***** ***, * tried * $* ***** **** ***** from ****** **** ****** ***** ****.

******* ******. *** ***** ****** ** go ******* *** ******* **** *** rightfully ***********, *** *** **** *** since **** **** ** ********.

**** ** ********* **** ******** ** doors **** *** *** ******** ** be ********* ****, *** **’* * quick *** ****, ******** ***.

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