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What is a Door Forced Feature?

February 15th, 2024 | 1 min. read

Isabel Leckie

Isabel Leckie

Isabel is a Marketing Specialist at DGA.

The Door Forced Feature is an important part of an access control system. It is designed to activate an alarm if the door is opened without a valid access card being presented or an associated REX (Request to Exit) signal. This feature is especially useful in case of forced entry by criminals who may forcibly attempt to open the door.

Once the alarm is activated, your monitoring center will be notified, and trained agents will take the necessary steps. If your access control system is integrated with video, you and the agents can view video footage from the nearest camera to the forced door event. This can help in determining the severity of the situation, such as whether it was an accidental opening or a criminal attack.

Video verification is increasingly becoming more common in the security industry as it helps reduce false alarms and assists police departments in responding to alarms more effectively.