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Work on this project has moved to Opendoor Project.
When we first leased the space we had an epic google group thread with 50+ replies about how we were going to secure the space so that people could easily gain entrance 24/7. However after actually seeing the space we discovered that the primary way of access the space required us to have keys for 3 different doors, only one of which was actually "our" door. There was a second entrance to the space that only required keys for two doors, however we did not have the keys.
For about 3 weeks after we had the space we were relying on the availability of 4 key holders. Craig put for a lot of time, money, and patience in acquiring and installing a keypad entrance on our space door. He then coordinated with our landlord to install a keypad on the outer door to the building.
So our space now has two keypad locks for 24/7 member access. Thanks to everyone for their patience.
Due to our ridiculous email thread, I thought a wiki-page was in order.
Ideas so far
|RFID Cards||Cool, Individual Access||Expensive, RFID tag cloning issues||Expensive|
|Fingerprint Scanner||Access Logs, Individual access.||Nice ones are expensive.||$300 - $1000|
|Boring Keys||Already Installed, doesn't rely on power||Key Control / Distribution.||~$10 / key|
|Keypad||Individual Access||Less Secure than Keys / Fingerprint access||$100 - $500|
|Magstripe Card Reader||Individual Access||-||~$100|
|USB key||Kinda fun way to lock a building||Would require a computer to be on 24/7||$30 - $50|
Issues to Consider
- Power Outages (still need to access space, even if there is no power)
- If it is powered by a computer, computer lockups, HD & RAM failures, etc...
- Still need physical key access.