[Noisebridge-discuss] Door Access Control

Jordan Bunker bunker.jordan at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 12:01:01 PST 2011


May I recommend a visit to hackcess.org? It's a wiki I set up for
hackerspaces to share their RFID access system information. It was part of
the Open Door Hackathon that we had a little while ago. It sounds like the
access system from 23b Shop might be your best bet.

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Robb Pope <dijjital at gmail.com> wrote:

> hehe, this isn't a system for noisebridge per-se.  I'm asking the community
> of hackers for ideas about cool features for a general door access system.
> So, yes, logging is important to many people who might use this system.  As
> is the ability to schedule times when certain people would have access (in
> the case of a business or school regulating when employees or students can
> have access to company or school resources).
>
> On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 12:16 AM, Jared Dunne <jareddunne at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> I think Ryan has a good point regarding privacy concerns for something
>> like this.  Perhaps the audit trail/logging feature should be Opt-in for
>> users that want to leave the digital footprints.  By default user privacy is
>> respected, but if they want others to know when they are in the space then
>> they could opt-in to triggering "door events".  I can see "door events"
>> being awesome hook-ins for door/entry related hacks or personalization of
>> space, but some won't want the system to do anything besides get them into
>> the space.
>>
>> Robb, thanks for working on this.  I'd love to be able to get into the
>> space more easily.  I also have some fun ideas that would benefit from "door
>> events".  When are you typically around working on this project (or others)?
>>
>> Jared-
>>
>>  On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 11:21 PM, Ryan Rawson <ryanobjc at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> - Protects the user's privacy - do not allow anyone, including admins
>>> and root level users, the ability to log, track, audit, or otherwise
>>> track the movements of any/all users.
>>>
>>> -ryan
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 7:35 PM, Robb Pope <dijjital at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Hey noisebridgers, I'm knee deep in the process of developing a web
>>> enabled
>>> > door access control system and I wanted to get some input on features
>>> you
>>> > think would be useful in a good all purpose door system.  I'm planning
>>> on
>>> > making it RFID with the ability to interface to it via computer
>>> software.
>>> > Here's a list of features I'm considering including.
>>> >
>>> > · Entrance Logging:   admins will be able to see at a glance who has
>>> used
>>> > the entrance through the SmartDoor Control software interface.  Date
>>> and
>>> > time will be logged for each “door event” (any time a user opens the
>>> door
>>> > via the RFID card system).
>>> >
>>> > · User Managemert:  through the software interface, admins will be able
>>> to
>>> > add, and delete users from any of the SmartDoor systems.  Users are
>>> stored
>>> > in the system by their actual name, not card ID.  This simplifies
>>> finding
>>> > entries in the log and managing the user database.
>>> >
>>> > · Scheduling:  Using the software interface, admins can set specific
>>> times
>>> > or ranges of time/dates that a user’s card will remain active.  This
>>> allows
>>> > certain users to have access to a space during specific hours or dates
>>> only.
>>> >
>>> > · Remote Access:  The admin can trigger a door open event directly
>>> through
>>> > the software on their computer.  Additionally the admin has the ability
>>> to
>>> > trigger a door open event remotely from another location by dialing
>>> into the
>>> > network.
>>> >
>>> > · SMS Notification:  Choose to be notified via SMS when specific users
>>> enter
>>> > the building.  Optionally control the system via SMS
>>> >
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