[Noisebridge-discuss] Door proposal that blends the best of electronic + the standard NB keys

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Thu Feb 9 02:34:24 UTC 2012

Perhaps I'm missing something... Why have the hardware key then?

This sounds awesome, and props to you for getting some hard-to-find hardware all together.


On Feb 8, 2012, at 6:24 PM, Martin Bogomolni <martinbogo at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi.
> Based on the work I'm doing to allow people to access ATX hackerspace
> in Austin from Noisebridge for SxSW, I'd like to propose a solution
> that blends the ubiquity of the keys, with a very focused
> second-factor authentication.
> I have successfully integrated the switch I bought (rotary, uses the
> NB keyway and pattern), with the Cerberus-Prox door strike control
> system.   If _instead_ of an RFID card, I used an industrial numeric
> keypad + Key, you would have a fast two-factor and revokable auth
> system.     The key would serve as a "yeah, there are 3000 of them,
> but at least it means you know where Noisebridge is and got a key."
> The numeric code acts as a passkey, and you need both to open the
> door.
> -Martin
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