Maybe it’s hard to believe, but there are a lot of security vulnerabilities in elevators. There are lot of ways that an intruder can prejudice elevator and passengers security. The first problem is called tailgating. This vulnerability exits when the intruder simply enters an elevator exactly at the same time as authorized passengers do.
Tailgating will help the intruder to easily access to his desire floor. The point is entering and exiting elevator with other people is routin and never ever seems suspicious. However, in crowded places and buildings this problem is much more worse. All the thing that intruder must do is to wait for the right time to enter the elevator.
It’s hard to be suspicious to the person who is same as you in elevator and you think that other passengers intend to go to their desired floor. When something like this happens, an intruder just have to wait for other passenger to call the elevator and he simply has access to his desired floor. Another common security susceptible in elevators is sharing card swipes.
Most of the elevator accesses and control systems are work in a same way. The elevator will allow a passengers to select the floor just couple seconds after they swipe their access card. If intruder wants to share access card with other passenger, he should simply select his floor just right after the passenger swipes the access card. When an elevator is in “Fire Service Mode”, security controls are all become disabled.
There are a few persons who should have have a fire service key to an elevator, with the fire service key these persons can access to all floors. The thing that makes this problem worse is that most fire service keys are available to buy. Installing security cameras and other forms of security can prevent these vulnerabilities. But the problem is that it is almost impossible to stop them. Knowing these security breaches will help building owners, companies to be more aware.