Category Archives: Physical Security

Access Control Door Types

Types of doors used in access control applications:

  • Standard
  • Turnstile
  • Gate (parking gate)
  • Double barrier
  • Locker
  • Elevator door
  • Standard (door with a metal key lock and without an electronic lock)

Door modes:

  • Free access (free passage) – Door is unlocked
  • Secure – Door is locked and will unlock with a valid credential
  • Locked –¬†Door is locked, but will not open even with valid credential. ¬†Must be placed in free access or secure mode to unlock)

Door statuses:

  • Normal
  • Alarm
    • Held (Open too long)
    • Forced (Forced open)
    • Tamper
  • Open (Ajar)
  • Unlocked