Forced Door Alarms for Access Control Tutorial

By Brian Rhodes, Published Nov 15, 2022, 11:30am EST (Info+)

Forced door alarms serve one of the most important functions of access control by providing notification of critical security risks, so why do many users see these alerts as a nuisance and ignore them?

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In this report, IPVM examines why this happens and how to correct the problem, in addition to examining these key factors:

  • 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

Common ******** *****

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******* *** ******** ****, * '****** door *****' ****** ***** ** ******** threat *** ***** **** * ****.

*******, **** * ***** ** ******** operator ** ********** ** ***** *** the *****, ***** **** ** ********** is * ********* *********** ****.

*** ***** *** ** ****** *********** between *******, **** **** ******* ** 'door ******', '**** **** ****,' ** 'invalid *****' ****** *******, *** *** deal **** *** **** ********** *****.

** ****, *** ** *** **** common ****** ** ******* ******* ******* the **** ******* ******** * ***** or ******** ** **** ****** *****- indeed, ** *** ******, *** **** has **** ****** (** '******) ******* presenting * ********** ***** ******* *** door ** *** **** ** ********* which **** ** *** **** ** causing ** ** ****.

******* **** *** ****** ******** **********, many ******* ***** ** ******* *** notification ** '*****' *** ****** ** focus ** **** ****** *** ****** threats.

Ignoring ******: **** ********

*******, ******** ***** ******** ******** * problem. ***** *** **** *** ** low, ***** ******** ******** **** ******* forces **** * **** ** * core ***** ** ***. ******* * system *********** ******* *** ********** ** as * '********' ** ************ *** can ****** ** ********.

Root ******

******* *** **** ***** ******* ********* on ********* *****, *** ****** **** cause *** ****. ********** *** ****, lock ********, *** ****** ******* *** tampering ** *** ***** ****; ** nothing ******* *** ** *** ********, then ********* **** ******** ******* *** door ** ****.

*** **** ****** *******, **** ******** in ****** *****, ***:

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

Hardware ************* ** *********

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*** ** ********** **** ** ********* tampering ** ******* *** *******, ** EAC ****** *** ********** **** '****** door' ******.

*** ***** ****** ** *************** ** checking **** *** ***** (*******/ **** bolts/maglocks) *** **** ** ********* *** are ** ****** *********.

******** ********* ** * ***** *******, especially ****** ***** ******** **** *** break ***** (*.*., ***** ***** ***** and ********* ******). *****-**** ***** *****, trash ******** **** ****** *****, *** copy ***** ***** ******* *** ******** and ****** *** ****** ** ****** doors **** *** *** *******.

Poorly ********** ***

***** **** ********* ** ****,*** *** *******, ************ *** *******, *** *** biggest ***** ** ****** **** ******. Even ****-******** ****-**** *** ******* *** vulnerable ** **** ***** *******:

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*** ****** ** *** ****** ** often ********* **** *** ***** ******* programmed **** *** ****** ******, *** if *** ********* ** *** *** elements ** *** ** ****, ****** can ******.

Unplanned *** ** ********** ****

**** ** ********** ***** ** *****, the **** ***** ** ***** '*******' the ****** *** *** ************ *** of ********** **** ** **** *****. Users ********* '*****' ** **** ***** and ******** *** ***** ** ********* doors ******* ***** ********** ***********.

***** **** ******** ****** *** ** present, **** ** ************** ** ********** configured ******* **** *** **** ********** or ************* ** *** *********** ***** of *** ****** ******.

Common *********

***********, ********** ***** ****** ** ********* simple *** ***********:

  • ******** ************* ** *********: ******* ********, ************ ********** ******, are ******* *** ********** *******. ***** the ******** ********** ** ****** ** position *********** *** ** ********, **** done, *** **** ** ********* **** for **** **** ******** ******. ** the **** ** *********, ****** ******** up *****, ********** **** *******, ** removing *** **** *** ***** ******* objects **** *** ******* ** ********** to *** ***** ** *****.
  • *** ****: ********* *** / ****** ****** interaction ** **** ******* **** ********* hardware. ** **** *****, *** **** a ****** ** ******/******** ******* **** agree **** *** ****** ** *** panel, *** **** ***** *** ***** may ** ******** ** ********* *** problem. **** *** ******* ********* *** PIR ** ** ***** ** ***** behavior ** ********** ********.
  • ********** ****: ********** *** *** ****** ********** keys ** *** **** ** ******* this *****. **** ****** ******* **** out ** ********** **** ****** ** EAC ****** ** *********, ** ******** and *********** ***** *** ** * critical ****. ******** *** ****** *** be *********, *** ******** ***** ** using *********** ******* ** **** ** a ********* ****. *********** ****** ** mechanical **** **** ** *** ****** via ** ********** ******* ** *** method ** ******* **** ****.
  • IPVM Image********** *************: * ****** **** *** ***** are ****** ********, ** ******* ** the **** **** ******** ******* (**************** **** *****) ** * ****** ****. ******* of * ****** ***** ******** * door **** * *****, ***** ***** have *****, ****, ** **** ******* that ******** ** *** ***** **** the ***** *********** ** *******. ***** defeating ***** ******* *** ***** ** possible, ** ***** **** **** *** force ** ***** **** ***. * single-point ******* ***** $*** - $*,***, but * ********** **** *** ***** 2x ** ** ****.

Not ********, *** ******

**** ***-***** ****** ** ******* ** do *** *** '****** ****' ************* altogether.

********** **** ** *** ******** ******* system ****** ** **** ********* ******* to ****** ***** ***** ***** ******** unconfigured. ***** *** ****** ****** ****** are **** ****** ** ******** ********** against, *** ******* ***** ** ******* regardless ** ********.

*******, *** ********** ********** ** ***** EAC ** * *****-********** ********* ***** system, ***** ******** ********** '****** ****' alarms ***** *********** **** ******** ** dollars ** ********** ********* ********* ***** system **********. **** *** ******* *** Intrusion ***** ******* *** ** **********, and ** ********** *********, *** ****** from *** *** ****** *** ******* enhance *** ********* ********** ** ** intrusion ******.

[****: **** ***** *** ********** ******* in **** *** ************* ******* ** 2022.]

Comments (4)

** ******* ***'* *** ***'* ** a ***** ********** ****** ** ******* reports ****** *** ********* *** *** 10% ** ***** ******* ******** ******.

***** **** ******, ******** ****** *** reduced ** ******** ********** *********, ********* security ********, *** ****** ********* *******. The **** ******* ******* ***** **** and *** **** ****** ***** ** reveal **********.

** ** *********, **** **** ** a ****** ** ******* ******** ********* on *** **** ** *** ******.

*******, ********** ******** ********* *** **** nuisance ****** **** ******* ******.

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******* ******* ****** *** ********* *** top **% ** ***** ******* ******** alarms.

*****. ******* *** *** *******... **** provide * **** ** *** ****** instead ** **** ********** *****.

******** ****** *** ******* ** ******** pedestrian *********, ********* ******** ********, *** making ********* *******.

******** ********** ******** **** ******* ********* security ********... ********* ****** **** **** do ******** ** *******.

** ******** **** *** *** ******* the ***** *** ******* ** **** up **** ****, ***** ** * solid **** ** *** ****** **** copious ******* ********** **** **** *** cross **** **** *** *** *** go ****. *** *** ******.

*** ****** **** ********* *** ***** that **** ******* **** **** **** are ** * ***** ** **** if **** **.

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****** ** ***** *** *** ************ with ****** ******* ********* ** * simple ***** ****** *******, ***** ***** the ******** *** ***** ********** ****** visual ********* ** **** ****** **** alarms. ********* ********* * ***** ******** and ******** **** ****-**** ***** ******** of *** ****** **** ***********. **** important *** ** ******** ****** ******* to **** **** *** ****** ******* platform.

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********* ********* * ***** ********

**'* ***** * ***** ***** **** has ** ** ******* ** * human. *** *** ****** *** ***** alerts - **** ****** - *** more *********** *** ***** ******* ** ignore (** **** **** ***) *** alerts.

*'* * **** ********* ** ***** video ** *********** **** ****** ******* - *** ***** *****'* ***** *** false ***** *******.

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