[Noisebridge-discuss] KISS solution to Access control & Safety

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Wed Feb 8 20:29:42 UTC 2012

On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 12:11 PM, Gopiballava Flaherty
<gopiballava at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 8, 2012, at 1:02 PM, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:
>> I think this goes a little too far, IMHO, considering just how easy it
>> is to pick the lock.
> a) If there is a keypad, why would anybody beyond a dozen people at most have a key?

For when the keypad breaks, I would assume.

> b) Who is going to pick the lock? Are the people who I see being spoken of on the list actually told officially that they are no longer welcome, or is there just [drama] and key revocation? If somebody has been told they are *not welcome* officially, and they pick a lock, they're at risk of being arrested.

Anyone that wants in. I wasn't even thinking about their motivation.

> c) What about a simple 125 kHz RFID reader? Tags are <$2, compact, unique, etc.

There's been some resistance to this in the past because it means that
anyone that's carrying the authentication token for the gate can also
be tracked.


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