RFID access in new buildings

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mevans
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RFID access in new buildings

Postby mevans » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:26 pm

I see there's some discussions on the boards about using RFIDs for meetinghouses. None of those threads seemed appropriate to add to, as they were about Marlok, which is out of business.

I happened to visit the Gilbert Temple open house and noticed that there was an RFID reader by one of the temple doors. I also noticed them on some of the doors in the stake center (outside doors, material center). I didn't really get a chance to look at things, but found it interesting that maybe the church has adopted an RFID solution?

The one on the temple looked like a standard HID model I've seen on many office buildings. The ones in the stake center were smaller and not something I recognized offhand.

Does anyone know what the church is doing with the RFIDs on buildings now?

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Re: RFID access in new buildings

Postby russellhltn » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:04 pm

Based on the old threads, I doubt if the church as a whole is moving in any direction - at least for meetinghouses. RFID is more expensive than traditional key systems. I suspect it's something decided at the local level based on experience. (Like how many times they've had to rekey everything.)
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JParnett
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Re: RFID access in new buildings

Postby JParnett » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:39 pm

during my mission in Philadelphia the inter-city building that i went to was equipped with RFID key fob instead of giving out keys. the advantage is that they could program what fob had access to different things. also they could know who owned the key or even disable one specifically.

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Re: RFID access in new buildings

Postby mattolander » Mon May 05, 2014 4:56 pm

We are getting our locks updated in our building and we were told that the key fob has been removed from the spec and they are using medico keys both internal and external. :(


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