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What is a Door Held Open Alert?

April 27th, 2023 | 1 min. read

Isabel Leckie

Isabel Leckie

Isabel is a Marketing Specialist at DGA.

Even if your employees use the correct credentials to gain access to restricted areas, holding or propping the door open can create a security risk. This is why Door Held Open Alerts were created. This feature is part of an advanced physical access control system.

With this feature, when a door is held open longer than a preset time, an alert will be sent to either a designated responsible party or a monitoring center which will alert a list of contacts.

With integration into a video surveillance system, a Door Held Open Alert can also automatically send an image or video clip from the security cameras nearest the door that caused the alert.

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