A couple of weeks ago I installed a bit of access control in our reception at work. Nothing complex or exciting, a camera with face recognition & temperature monitoring connected to a magnetic door lock.
It’s worked well so far, so I’m looking at adding further access control throughout the premises. Face recognition isn’t required inside, so I’m interested in using rfid keyfobs.
It would be nice to re-use the keyfobs from our time attendance system, but I’m struggling to conclusively identify them.
Time attendance is a Bodet Timebox X1, about 10 years old. The only specification I can find for the fobs is 125khz ISO. Only extra info our Bodet rep can supply is that they are Stid and might be weigand compatible.
The access control system would be based around
how do I go about identifying the keyfob chip? I have a cheap HID reader on the way, which should work if it’s an EM chip.
If it’s an EM, how confident can I be that it’ll just work with a weigand reader?
What obvious things am I missing?
If I end up with incompatible fobs between the two systems, it’s not the end of the world. I’ll just make everyone carry two fobs.
But let’s face it, I want to jab a chip in my hand so a bit of research right now would pay off