so all we need is a decent 12v deep cycle battery & a "self locking" cylinder.

On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 4:48 PM, Jake <> wrote:
no the system is entirely independant of the network and routers and hubs!

it died after two hours because the battery we're using is old garbage :)

a decent 12v rechargable battery would easily power it for 24 hours.


On Mon, 4 Apr 2016, robb wrote:

i think some part of the door network fails when the power goes out. all it takes is someone accidentally unplugging one of the many plugs within the ganglion of wire against
the north wall.
i think we should re-key it - the swiper system is just too vulnerable to rely on completely.

as to the latch, it has taken several re-adjustments but is now latching completely.

On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 2:36 PM, Patrik D'haeseleer <> wrote:
      During the power outage a week or two ago, Maureen apparently wasn't able to get into the front door with the card reader. 
Luckily, she managed to get someone to let her in, because she was bringing dry ice to rescue our freezers...

On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 2:31 PM, Jake <> wrote:
      Of course the front door system has a battery which is maintained automatically and the door can function without AC power for many hours. I don't know how
      many hours because it's never come up.

      and if AC power to the box fails for some reason and the rest of the building is still powered, we get notifications in IRC Chat so we know to check on the
      door system and restore charging before the battery starts going down.


      On Mon, 4 Apr 2016, Patrik D'haeseleer wrote:

            Will there still be any kind of backup if (when) the power goes out again?

            On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 2:19 PM, Jake <> wrote:
                  if nobody objects, i'll disable the key mechanism Tuesday night and see about adjusting the closure so the auto-close function latches the

                  If anyone does object to disabling the key, i ask that they go ahead and re-key the lock and distribute the new key appropriately so this
            doesn't happen again.


                  On Mon, 4 Apr 2016, Patrik D'haeseleer wrote:

                        For what is worth,  I've also noticed the door being unlocked a number of times the past week or two. I do check every time I enter
            and exit the Omni, and relock with my
                        key any time I find it

                        In addition, the closer on the front door doesn't always seem to close the door completely, leaving it locked but ajar.


                        On Apr 4, 2016 1:45 PM, "robb" <> wrote:
                              @jake wth the key, unlocked
                        @patrik thx, i should have checked the discuss list 1st

                        On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 1:12 PM, Patrik D'haeseleer <> wrote:
                              See the thread on omni-discuss about this.

                        TL;DR: The cops had gotten a call from a concerned parent that her son might be trying to hurt himself. Alan R. let them into the
            building; they checked that nothing was
                        wrong, and
                        left again.


                        On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 12:27 PM, robb <> wrote:
                              a guest of a member has informed several ppl that the bastards came in & looked around w/flashlights on the 1st floor @5am

                        i think i left around midnight & noticed that, for the 2nd time that night, the front door was unlocked. i locked it & left & came
            back around noon to hear the report.

                        just passing is along