NFC reader inside Keypad
Unlock Nuki with NFC tag, card or implant
Faster and easier way to unlock
I have NFC and RFID implant In my hand, imagine how fast and easy I can unlock, even if my hands are holding something and I can’t use my fingers to enter passcode on keypad or unlock my phone.
Agreed, I would love to see this sort of addition.
We also would love to integrate our already existing NFC employee cards which are already used for follow-me printing and terminal authentication!
I would like to see NFC reader integrated into the keypad, that allows for scanning of 3rd party NFC tags, like Mifare Classic 13,56MHz or other cheap/readily available tags.
These are some of the authentication options I am looking for (ranked by priority):
- 2-factor authentication (NFC tag and PIN code)
- One-time PIN code only (for “emergency” access)
- Provide T9-style lettering on the keypad, to help user create memorable long PIN codes
- Single factor permanent PIN code (already exist, duh)
- Single factor NFC tag
In order to save battery power, maybe the NFC reader should first be activated by a key press (e.g. PIN first, then NFC tag). In case of single factor NFC tag, any key to wake the NFC reader.
Actually they don’t need to spend extra money for additional wake-up button.
They can use interrupt for wake up call without any physical touching.
While you are technically correct, I think more battery power would be saved, by not having the NFC circuitry active polling all the time. Remember, every time the scanner would try to read a tag, it needs to send a power burst out first to power on the tag.
Regardless of how much power that actually uses, it will always cost more power to always be scanning for a nearby tag, rather than have some user interaction wake up the NFC circuit, by first pressing a button, and then scan for a limited time before going back to sleep.
It needs not be a separate button for wake-up. Any existing button could trigger that.
I understand different people have different needs, so it could be a configurable parameter (always polling vs. button activated)
In most cases, NFC consumes less power than Bluetooth devices. It operates on a low-power radio transmitter/receiver and doesn’t affect the battery of the device much. As such, NFC can be kept ‘ON’ all the time without draining the battery too much.