There is a need for a door handle that is secure and easy to access but that is also secure from being opened by others, a team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has suggested.
The door handle is a common feature of modern household and office spaces, and is often used by those working from home, such as cleaners and dishwashers.
However, security is not always the most important part of the job.
The key is not to have a door that is easy to open, but to have one that is safe.
The researchers at IIT Bombay, who conducted a survey, surveyed 1,500 residents of the city and found that nearly one in five respondents wanted to have some kind of security door on their office doors.
They also said they were open to making security doors a requirement for all offices in the city.
The door handle was found to be a strong barrier for intruders, but they had to overcome several barriers in order to secure it.
“The question is, what is the weakest part of a security door?” the researchers, who are based at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, asked.
“We wanted to see if the door handle could be the weakest element in the security of our office doors.”
The researchers tested two door handles, a standard desk stand and a double-sided desk stand, and they found that the desk stand had the best security for all the residents.
“Although desk stands have been used in many buildings, the majority of the staff were used to using them for their desk, so it is natural that they have the strongest security,” said K Raghavan, one of the authors of the paper, while commenting on the research.
The team also conducted a comparison between different security measures, and found the door handles that had a solid metal frame, and a handle that could be easily pulled out, to be the most secure.
The research also found that if the desk handle had a non-standard shape, it was also the weakest of the security options.
The researchers also looked at the security level of different designs and found it was lower for desk stands and more secure for a standard stand.
“We believe the door handling is an essential component of a successful security system,” said Prof. M Venkatachalam, one the authors, while adding that it should be a requirement of the majority security of office doors in all offices.
“The door should be easily accessible, secure and unobtrusive.
If it is not then it becomes an obstacle to the work of the person entering and leaving.”