two-person control

two-person control

The continuous surveillance and control of positive control material at all times by a minimum of two authorized individuals, each capable of detecting incorrect or unauthorized procedures with respect to the task being performed and each familiar with established security requirements. Also called TPC.
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A two-person control point is the access point leading into an area in which at least two people have to be present.
NOW LET US TAKE A LOOK AT SOME FUNCTION-RELATED card assignments such as the following: * time assignment * day assignment * access point assignment * activate additional relay or relays (always) * activate additional relay or relays (during time zone) * guard tour * mask alarm point or points * one- or two-person control * visitor * visitor escort privileges * authority (such as the area supervisor)
A card and/or code can be defined as one that must be used in conjunction with someone else's card and/or code when entered at an access point defined as two-person control.
Techniques such as separation of duties, two-person controls, split-key encryption, and enlightened management can also contribute.