False alarms and system errors are a common nuisance with most security systems. This can create complacency with system users and managers. A genuine system notification is ignored when it is presented with a collection of erroneous system reporting.
Many security installations companies have chosen to combat this issue by simply removing alarming devices such as a door contact from the access control system. Choosing not to install door contacts and request to exit devices prevents the end user from receiving critical 'Door forced open' and 'Door held open' alarms. Security Standards will minimize this with precise and clear installation and programming guidelines. When the right technology dovetails with our carefully designed cause and effect matrix, only genuine system condition alerts are generated.