[Noisebridge-discuss] Entry & Security

Jake jake at spaz.org
Fri Feb 10 17:25:07 PST 2012


we already have an intercom.  it's useless.

you ask who is there, and the person invariably answers something 
smartass.  it's a waste of time.

On Fri, 10 Feb 2012, Brink of Complexity wrote:

> Has an intercom option already been discussed, or did I miss something?
>
> Even an automated intercom would be cool -- a robot voice that replies to the buzzer with "Welcome to Noisebridge. What will you hack today?" , allowing the visitor's response to be audible to anyone in the vicinity of the upstairs gate button before they are buzzed in, and the possibility of continuing a two-way conversation at the discretion of the people upstairs.
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> - Brink
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> On Feb 10, 2012, at 5:17 PM, Jake wrote:
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>> the answer to your very valid question is that at least with the video at
>> the door, people can make an informed decision whether to let someone in
>> or not.  If the person looking at the monitor decides that it's a fine
>> time to invite a young oogle with his backpack & dog into the space, they
>> can decide to buzz them in.
>>
>> if the person in the space doesn't think it's a good time, because there
>> were recently problems with that sort of thing, they have the option of
>> deciding not to buzz the person in.
>>
>> ants, being very social creatures, have a great method for deciding what
>> food to bring home.  When an ant finds a food they like, they bring it
>> home (in their stomach) and leave a trail of tiny deposits of the food
>> leading back to where they found it.
>>
>> When an ant is leaving the nest in search of food, they can sample the
>> various trails leading away from the nest and use their own judgement as
>> to which trails to follow, or which to ignore.
>>
>> We at noisebridge have the option to do the same;  make our own decisions
>> about who we let in, based on our own judgement and knowledge.
>>
>> By the way, please remember that the alternative to the video monitor is
>> having ZERO visual information about who is buzzing the door.
>>
>> IT COULD BE THE COPS.
>>
>> -jake
>>
>> Claudia wrote:
>> Excluding the couple of people who have been ostracized by consesus
>> meeting......
>>
>> In the history of Noisebridge how many people have been refused entry?
>> My guess is maybe 2.
>> What about video at the door is going to convince anyone upstairs to
>> refuse entry to a young oogle with his backpack & dog in tow?
>>
>> -Claudia
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