A burglar may be able to enter your home using a key card that’s attached to the rear door, and then use the key card to open the rear gate, but he or she must first get access to the front door to do so.
That means a burglar must get inside the front gate and open the front front door first before he or her can access the rear, said Scott Pritchard, a former assistant attorney general in the George W. Bush administration.
In the future, Mr. Pritcht, who now is a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, is recommending that burglar alarms be used for the rear doors.
“The burglar can then use his or her key card or other access point to open any door, including the rear,” Mr. Katten said.
“You should be vigilant to make sure you have adequate security at the door, whether it’s using a lock or key card, and keep a close eye on the rear of the home.”
The problem with this approach is that the burglar might be able access the front and rear doors using only one key card and could then bypass the rear alarm by using the front alarm, Mr