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DIY RFID security system

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We just moved office last week to much larger premises! Whilst our office building already has excellent security as it houses a credit union, an additional security layer for our office floor can’t hurt (this is unrelated to our servers; they are housed in the secure Global Switch data centre). Now sure, we could easily just get a commercial off the shelf alarm system and be done with it, but it can be pretty fun and interesting to get your hands dirty and do a bit of DIY hacking. Using some simple components, we can quickly and easily build a basic RFID security system. One of the advantages of doing it ourselves (besides the fun!) is that we can integrate it into our standard monitoring and internal chat systems. The…

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