Forced Entry / Duress Tutorial

By Brian Rhodes, Published Oct 14, 2021, 10:53am EDT (Info+)

Access control normally keeps people safe, but recent tragedies have revealed a significant issue: If users are forced to unlock doors for criminals, unsuspecting people inside, believing falsely that they are protected by the access control system, are vulnerable.

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'Duress Access' is a common, although overlooked, access system feature designed to combat the threat.

In this report, we examine the duress options for common types of access readers and address how opening design, closed access areas, and physical layering adds strength to perimeter access control:

  • Biometrics
  • Keypads
  • Card Readers

Criminals ***** ***** ** ****** *****

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Vulnerability **** ** ****-******** ***********

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*******, **** ********* *** ****** ******* by **** *********, ******** ** ****** events *** ** **** ****** ** local ********** ** ***** ****** **** being ****** *** ** ******** ******* calling ******* *** ***********.

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Access ****** ****** *******

** *******, *** **** ****** ********** needs ** ** ********** ** ******** handle *** ***** **** * '******' signal ** **** **** * ******. In ********, *** ******** *** ************* that ***** * ********** *** ****** notifications ** ****** **** *******:

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Keypads

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*****, ** * ********, *** *** may ****** ** ********* **** ******, and ***** ***** ****** *** **** give *** ** ***** *** ******** code *** ********* ** ***** **********.

Card *******

*************, *** ** *** **** ****** authentication ******* **** *** *** ******* 'duress' ******** **************. **** ******* ***** users ******** *****, *** ***** ** 'emergency' **** **** ******* *** **** as * ****** ********** ***** *** that ******** ********* ****** ** ****.

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*******, **** *******, *********** '******* *'********* ** *******, ***** ** * user ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** in ***** ********** * '****** *****' is ********* *** *** ****** ***********.

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Building ****** ******* ****** *****

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* *** ** ****** ****, ** forced ***** ******, ** ** **** more **** *** ********** **** *** opening ** ********* ******. ****** ******* like*********************, *********** *** ******* ******** ******** (e.g., ***** *****, ********, ****** *****) with ********** ******* ****** *** **** access ** *********** ***** *** ******** emergency ********** **** ** ********* *******.

Avoiding ***** ***** ** ********

********** ** *** ****** ** ****** used, ******** ******** *** ********* ****** absolutely ***** ********* *** **** ********** of *** ******* **** ******.

****** **** '***** *** *******' *** not ************ * ******* ***, *** lesson ** *** ** ******** *** true ********** ***** ******* ** ****-**** security *******.

**** * ****** ****** ****** *** not ****** ** ******** *** ***** for ******* ***** *** **** ** duress *********, *** ********* *** **** been **** **** *****.

*** ***** ****** *** ******** ******** and **** ********** ******** ** ** evaluate ********** ************ **** ******* *** emerging *****.

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***** ****** ****** *** ********* ******, and ****** ****** ****** ** *** first ***** ******** **** *** **** someone****************** *** ******, ***** ** ** experience, ** *** **** **** ** very ***** *******.

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*******, **’* ******** **** * ***** witted ******** ***** ******* * ********** and ******** *** ********* *** ***, leading ** *** ********* **** ********** scenario:

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**** *****'* ******* *** ********* ** activating *** ****** (********** ** ** is * **** **********) ******* ** has *** ********* ** ****** **** due ** **** ***** ** ********* services.

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****** ****** ****** ** *** **** we **** ** ********* "*** **** an ***** *****" ** "*** *** increment *** **** *****".

** **** (******** ***) *** ** 12349 (******) ** **** (******) ** theory. ** ******** *******, ***** *** many ***** ****** ** ****** ***** fingers *** *** *** *** *** keypad *** *** ******* **** ****** after * *** ***** ****** ** an ***** ******** ** * ******** end-user *** *** **** ******** *** system *** ****'* **** **** ****'* accidentally ****. ******* * ***'* **** recall *** **** **** * ****** duress *** ********* *******.

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*** **** ****** ******** ***** **** function ** ********** ** *** *** with *** *********** **** ** **** work ** ******* ******* ***** *****, is ********* *****. * **** ******* it ** * *********** ******** **** manufacturers ****** ********* *******.

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*** *********** ** **** * ****** under ******* ****** **** ***** ***** at ****** ***** **** *** **** the ****** ****** *** *** ******** dexterity ** ***** * *** **** is ***** **** *** **** *********** than *** *** **** *** *****.

** **** ****, ***** * *********** pin, **** ***** ***** ** ****, so *** ***** ** ******* ***** at ******** **** *** ***-****** *** the ******** ****** **** ;)

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