The fob number you mentioned near the beginning is dual frequency, that isn’t a problem. There are dual frequency implants, and I wear a dual frequency ring.
Most locks I have played with use NFC (high frequency) but only really care about the UID.
The elevator reader appears to be low frequency. A diagnostic card will confirm this but it isn’t necessary. A proxmark 3 easy should make it easier to clone your fob. I am not sure that the low frequency side can be cloned with a phone to be honest.
There are basically three form factors for implants that you need to consider, as well as the capabilities.
There are the X series which are encapsulates in a bio glass. These tend to be smaller, are injected into the fascia but have worse connectivity.
Next come the flex series with a small oval shape. They can be installed either with an incision and a dermal lifter, or with a large (4 ga) needle to make a pocket. They have better range and connectivity than the glassies but are harder to install.
Finally there are the round flex series, these tend to be around an inch in diameter have the best connectivity but require a scalpel install.
As you can see there are tradeoffs between the different styles, but all styles have some options that should work for you.
yeah Im an ER doctor so Im fine carving out my own flesh for better connectivity:) As for administrator privileges my building is run by gen Z fascists. I can’t even pee without using a fob. So I would assume its’ a no for admin access - I don’t want to raise any flags and prefer to do it discreetly Honestly, I just need to be told what to do (when do you ever hear that from a doctor). I’ll buy a Proxmark if you all think that is the next step. If someone in the BMV area wants to help I would be honoured.
You wouldn’t need admin access you just need them to add your implant instead of your normal pass to their system. It is more secure as you can’t actually lose an implant. But that is your choice.
I work in Healthcare IT and I can’t say I have ever heard a doctor ask me what to do. But then the ones that need my advice tend to be smart enough to arrange meetings where I tell them without being asked.
IF you are dealing with LF and Mifare 1K, your “best” may well be the FlexMT, The Range is fantastic so your coupling shouldn’t cause you any issues.
I had one, but did not install it.
I didn’t want it on the back of my hand, and I felt it was too large for my girly wrists.
I would reccomend you cut out a template
“33mm total diameter” to see how you would feel about it.
Maybe cut it out of a very flexible plastic, and stick it to your hand / wrist for a few days.
In saying all that, I would also say as you are a doctor, you will be aware of the risks installing this on the back of you hand, and your hands are you job!!!
An xSeries in your thenar space ( What we call #0 ) of each hand ( or the same hand depending on implants) will do minimal disruption for a shorter period of time…
The sacrifice would be reduced range on your readers.
If you went xSeries route an example would be
Left hand NExT for your Work access
Right Hand xM1 for home
(or the other way around)
OK. Thank for all this info and satire. We doctors are our own worst enemies. I would LOVE to help with the nomenclature - let me take a look at what has already been developed and I can work off that.
As for proceeding, Im thinking
1-wait for Satu9 to chime in if not
2-Ill buy a proxmark3 and “learn” as I go, all the while annoying all of you
3-help with nomenclature
One last question. I found “dangerous things” thru my google search. The name is epic but I am new to this space. If you were what top 2 other competitors should I check out?
I’m just outside of Philly like an hour and a half from you. If definitely be willing to meet up if you want some help investigating or cloning. If you’re willing to buy a proxmark3 I think that’s a better option though. The community here is pretty good at getting people up and running on those. Teach a man to fish, and all that
Those Schalage locks are usually MFC but I have seen one that’s Desfire. Given you said it’s run by less tech savy individuals, I’m leaving more towards MFC since its the easier tech to implement.
From my experience most elevator readers are LF and usually use EM or another generic type of card tech. This is supported by it not being read by your HF phone. I have seen that reader somewhere too and its odd grey shade but not too sure where.
Given you’re a doctor and work in a major trauma centre, those cards are usually HID Prox from my experience which is an LF tech. Again supported by it not being read by your phone.
I would be more interested in screenshots from the output from any of the NFC apps for your Schalage card since there maybe more information to help guide this investigation.
If you do get a Proxmark, I’d be happy to run you through everything from setup to some card investigation. I’m on Discord if that makes things easier should you aquire a Proxmark and take me up on the offer.
Proxmark 3 it is!
I should add that the apartment complex comes with an app called butterflyMX which allows me to make “virtual” keys and send them in a text to visitors, which I assume can then open doors/elevators thru their phone…Maybe that helps
The ButterflyMX system appears to be an add on to access control systems that allows you to override the access control system from your phone. It is limited but it basically overrides the elevator access control so that it will go from the lobby to your floor without swiping for a short period of time.
After a brief bit of digging I think your lock is also part of an access control system. Meaning that your building management gave you a key fob and they programmed your lock to accept that fob, through a central control system.
This doesn’t change much, it just means that you have to clone your key fob rather than add a new id to the lock.
This means that you probably need a “magic” NFC chip rather than just a regular one.
Feel free to let me know when it arrives if you need any support with the setup or research of the tags when your proxmark arrives.
Id be happy to jump on Discord and have a call to speed up the entire process of setup/research if thats something youre open to.