[Noisebridge-discuss] Upstairs door latch mechanism?

Steve Churchill lazyevil at sonicliving.com
Sat Feb 11 01:41:41 UTC 2012

sounds like y'all need a frickin doorbell, not a door-buzzer.

i talk to all unknown guests at my house through a locked gate before
opening the door.

doors shouldnt be automated if you cant automate the user auth.
manual auth.  manual doors.

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 5:32 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Feb 2012, David Estes wrote:
>> Right, that makes sense. But in my case last night, I was
>> pony.noise/gate-ing in on my phone, and there were potential
>> undesirables standing in front of the gate, blocking my entrance. If I
>> rejected their entry I'd be on the street and outnumbered, instead of
>> inside with 20+ other people.
> I would say "excuse me" after buzzing discretely from my phone.  Then go
> in and if they all follow you in, just wait until you are at the top of
> the stairs before you confront them.
> If you are unwilling to either vet these people at the sidewalk before
> letting them in, or dealing with them at the top of the stairs (where you
> have support of more people in the space), you should either contact
> someone inside the space to come down to let you (and only you) in.
> -jake
>> On Feb 10, 2012, at 5:12 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>>> This is exactly why it's easier to turn someone away by not buzzing the
>>> gate open, than it is to let them in and come all the way up the stairs
>>> and then try to turn them back.
>>> If someone presses the button at the gate and nothing happens, they have
>>> no one to be mad at, and they have not already gone up two flights of
>>> stairs toward their destination.  No big deal, they will proceed to some
>>> other place to hang out.
>>> -jake
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