Entry and Exit Delay in Security Systems

Security systems keep you and your facility safe from intruders. But it’s impossible for them to tell you and any unwanted guests apart once they are armed. That’s where entry and exit delays come in. These delays are periods of time that are allowed before an alarm is triggered that are granted to users who are entering or exiting the facility.

At the beginning of the day, you or other system administrators will likely be the first people to enter the building. Your security system allows you a grace period that you can use to turn off the alarm before it is triggered, preventing a false alarm. The same thing happens in the evening when you leave for the night — you can arm your alarm, then walk out within the allotted amount of time without worrying setting off the system. Give yourself just enough time to arm or disarm the system, which is usually around a minute or two.

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