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

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 02:23:36 UTC 2014

This all sounds great! Sounds like a great project for you to help out with
during the closure.

On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 5:43 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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