Cloud-based RFID access control advice



  • Hi everybody, I'm searching for a self-contained physical access control device, something that uses cards for authentication, and… something that is cloud-based, so I just have to plug the ethernet, configure an online account and start managing the device without "fat clients" or whatever. Maybe something like that can suit my needs? Do you have any experience with systems like that? It will be an access control point for a production plant with more or less 40 employees.



  • @Francesco-Provino said in Cloud-based RFID access control advice:

    Hi everybody, I'm searching for a self-contained physical access control device, something that uses cards for authentication, and… something that is cloud-based, so I just have to plug the ethernet, configure an online account and start managing the device without "fat clients" or whatever. Maybe something like that can suit my needs? Do you have any experience with systems like that? It will be an access control point for a production plant with more or less 40 employees.

    RFID is not really safe. The most simple version is basically a string (EPC) which can be copied with $5 hardware. There are special tags available with password protected zones, but I'm not sure about the security. The communication protocol is not encrypted in any way I'm aware of.

    Do you mean NFC or ISO 14443 ("contactless" smartcards)?



  • @thwr thanks for your question! In this project we want to use 13,56 MHz ISO 14443 smartcards.



  • @Francesco-Provino said in Cloud-based RFID access control advice:

    @thwr thanks for your question! In this project we want to use 13,56 MHz ISO 14443 smartcards.

    Ok, that's a different story 😉 Pretty much safe, encrypted communication, very hard to hack when using good cards.

    Don't know any specific access system, just asked because you said something about RFID 😉

    Let us know when you find something, would like to take a look.



  • A vendor submit us a "fat" solution based on this hardware and controlled by Polyedro software (from TeamSystem, I don't know if it exist outside Italy), but I think that this is just over-engineering… for 7k€!


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