[sudo-access] Door Card Reader Issues
mattsenate at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 23:37:35 PST 2015
it doesn't seem to be a hardware issue, btw. I swapped out the reader with
another and the issue seems to be the same in terms of scanning unreliably.
On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 6:02 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
> please record the exact time and date when you successfully enter with a
> red light. that means that a code which is an error code is entered as
> someone's card, and needs to be blacklisted and removed.
> On Thu, 10 Dec 2015, Matthew Senate wrote:
> 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
>> 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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