[sudo-access] Door Card Reader Issues

Matthew Senate mattsenate at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 17:45:42 PST 2015

For the card that I can mis-swipe to generate a red light but still open
the door, I have not seen any failed reads. However, when the card seems to
be read correctly and the green light flashes, the door does not unlatch.

Go figure.

Will look for other readers right now.

On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 5:41 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:

> i have a box of magnetic card readers and door latch things, they are in
> the mycology room of CCL unless marc moved them to the locked storage
> behind it.  there are like 2 usb magcard readers in there.
> On Thu, 10 Dec 2015, Matthew Senate wrote:
> Hey all,
>> I just talked to Tavio from Phat Beets, he had a few cards that did not
>> seem to be working. I tested all three and got unreliable results. I got
>> every combination of both
>> light (green blink, green solid, red blink) and failure / success of
>> opening latch.
>> Especially of note, is that one card of a type I'm fairly certain does
>> not work correctly, when swiped incorrectly, creates a red light, but also
>> successfully opens the
>> latch. This gives me the impression that an error code (rather than a
>> card's unique code) has been incorrectly added to the whitelist!
>> And overall, swiping is incredibly inconsistent even for my own card,
>> which I know to have worked well for a long time.
>> I'm going to buy at least one usb magnetic card reader right now, please
>> join me in fixing this system so it works consistently, reliably, and
>> securely ASAP.
>> // Matt
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