A German startup has launched a 3D-printed access control system APP that uses WiFi to issue smart keys
Abstract: Even if you use an intelligent access control system in your office building, forgetting to bring an access card is a troublesome thing. Not long ago, a German startup officially launched an app designed to solve this series of problems.
One day, you go out early, there is no traffic jam on the road, and when you arrive at the office, you find that because you came too early, the colleague with the key has not yet arrived, so you have to wait outside. Even if you use an intelligent access control system in your office building, forgetting to bring an access card is a troublesome thing. Not long ago, a German startup officially launched an app designed to solve this series of problems.
The app, called Kisi, is essentially a keyless access control system that is managed over a network. In addition to the app, it also includes a 3D printing device, which will be mounted on a security panel and integrate all current access card systems. When opening the door, you no longer need to use the access control card, just through the app can be completed. The head of the company said: "After installing the device, it will connect to the main channel and connect to the WiFi in the office, and managers can choose to issue smart keys to employees through KISI settings." These keys can also be set to exactly which doors can be opened, and even limited by time and date. Once an employee is connected to Wi-Fi, Kisi can identify what permissions he has.
It is worth noting that 3D printing technology is the key to the production of Kisi devices, which mainly contain mounting boards and PCB components. Here, again, 3D printing can take advantage of its rapid prototyping and easy inspection.
According to the company, a U.S. contractor would charge $10,000 for the production of 5 identical prototypes, with a completion time of more than 3 months; In the same case, a foreign supplier will usually charge $5,000 and the delivery time is 2 months. In addition, assembling these components will probably cost an additional $1,000. That's why they've partnered with 3D printing company MakerBot, where multiple Replicator 2 3D printers can manufacture multiple components in a single day at a fraction of the cost.
Currently, the unit is still being improved, and the associated costs involve only $2.50 in wire. In addition, 3D printing also makes it easier to customize their products, such as adding the company's logo and theme color elements to the device.
To date, hundreds of tech companies and startups in New York City and surrounding areas have adopted the Kisi access control system. Obviously, they are interested in the ability to set freely and change permissions at any time. The only question is, what can I do if the WiFi in the office is cut off one day?
(Source: 3D Tiger)