Forced Door Alarms For Access Control Tutorial

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 17, 2020

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.

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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 Valuable For Security

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[****: **** ***** *** originally ******* ** ****, but ************* ******* ** 2020.]

Comments (1)

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