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What is a Two-Person Rule?

May 16th, 2024 | 1 min. read

Isabel Leckie

Isabel Leckie

Isabel is a Marketing Specialist at DGA.

A two-person rule, also referred to as an escort rule, is a highly effective access control security measure that requires two authorized cardholders to be present in order to grant access to a specific area or item, such as a door or display case. This feature is often used to protect sensitive locations like specific doors, product storage areas, vaults and safes, and server rooms.

By requiring the presence of two cardholders, the two-person rule ensures an added layer of security, minimizing the risk of unauthorized access or potential breaches. This feature is a great way to layer additional security elements to your physical access control system. While financial services firms, banks, jewelry businesses, cannabis growers and operators most frequently request these advanced features, they offer useful applications in many other types of businesses and buildings.

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