[Noisebridge-discuss] fix the downstairs door closer and add a buzzer

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 18:29:31 UTC 2014

These are excellent ideas, Jake.

Rachel, thanks for the reminders.

As of somewhere between 12 hours ago and 12 hours hence, there will be
a simple deadbolt installed on the top door (Casey is handling that).
It can be redone or removed mid-Reboot if there's a better solution.


On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 8:26 PM, rachel lyra hospodar
<rachelyra at gmail.com> wrote:
> These sound like important projects! I would totally help with them. I am
> planning to be around for the reboot but don't have any particular projects
> in mind yet.
> For anyone who is planning to build locks for the upstairs door please
> remember it is our primary exit and needs to never be lockable in a way that
> prevents opening from the inside. Two fire exits are required to legally
> raise the capacity of the space over 49 people.
> R.
> On Jun 23, 2014 8:43 PM, "Jake" <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>> here are some things you can do to solve the security problem around
>> closing access noisebridge in the near term:
>> 1. adjust, repair or replace the automatic door closure mechanism on the
>> downstairs gate:
>> http://studio524.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/metal-automatic-door-closers.jpg
>> this device is for pushing the door shut, FAR ENOUGH TO LATCH, in a way
>> that doesn't slam the door shut suddenly.  When adjusted properly, it will
>> ensure the latch clicks every time, assuming nothing is propping the door
>> open.
>> 2. install a sensor to detect if the door is fully latched.  this should
>> be a button which feels if the door is in the position of being fully
>> closed.  it won't be able to detect if paper is wadded into the latch, or
>> the open-handle is taped or propped into the open position, but it's
>> something.  If done right, it will not be able to be fooled at all.
>> 3. wire that sensor to a chime that goes off continuously in the upstairs
>> space when the door is open.  This is the only way to monitor and deal with
>> incidents of the door being propped open.  This sensor should also go to a
>> computer so that scripts can notify interested parties of when exactly the
>> door is being opened.
>> keep in mind that this is easier than an attempt to "lock" the upstairs
>> door. (which is inappropriate considering the realistic need for sudden mass
>> escape)
>> It is definitely easier when you remember that the elevator can access the
>> third floor even if the door there is locked.
>> It is also high time that noisebridge do something about the lack of
>> effectiveness of the gate latch.  The time to do something about it is now.
>> I am willing to assist others with some of these repairs.
>> -jake
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