We're doing a SSSS to overcome the security team's concerns. Have you been briefed from last Friday's conference call with the team?
Are you with MS?
Hey, I've put this aside a bit - thinking of perhaps having a coffee/lunch with Maz when in town.
I have been talking with folks at MS and fido - one idea that I'd like to kick around. I guess microsoft's Windows Unlock via their Companion IoT Devices is rolling out soon(ish). It is only for Windows 10; however, it seems to offer a better mechanism for dialing in convenience/security - and is baked right into the OS.
I've been meaning to post this:
Just thinking outloud.
Are you asking for a company to install a NFC lock? Or the lock itself?
The lock - the Samsung models seem to have a solid mix of features and price.
As for a company/person to install - that's a bit more tricky.
Nonetheless, I will say that installing one of these is non-trival. So plan for a bit of time, and no drinking of beer during the process - only after it is working and done.
@javed-Rehman You said a soft reset worked. I've been seeing the need for a power cycle ever so often myself (Nexus 5x) for the Smart Lock to work correctly (once a week).
Otherwise, it seems like the NFC isn't being seen at all. Perhaps an artifact of system updates and such? I'm getting trained to cycle all my phones in the morning - besides Pavlov being proud - I don't wish this behavior on anyone. I do think the problem rests in the OS.
@Keyboarddave Love to hear more about your experience. I was so frustrated initially, I didn't realize that the reed switch was mandatory - and so I could figure out the reasons for failure. It also didn't help that the batteries that came from mine were dead/dying.
Awesome, you are going to love the ring. For me, it was a strong and immediate emotional response.
Everything that you said is spot on correct, and now things to work on/build upon. Firstly, the NFC Ring is just one component of an entire ecosystem.
Some others being: phone that can take full advantage of this emerging technology. Right now, that's going to be (mostly) an Android phone - and not all Android phones are the same (UX-wise). Some have insane NFC hardware (the Blackberry Priv is by far the best I've ever seen; with the Nexus lines - from 2013ish onward also being good/great) - not to say these are the only ones, I only can comment to those I've personally used.
Got the phone now what?
Probably not going to get a NFC door lock. Honestly, it is a lot of work still - and it requires the ability to drill into doors; not everyone is going to want to do this.
What about hacking? This is definitely a good and a couple of general ideas:
phone-related, you can setup up Smart Lock but also have the phone do additional work via Tasker/Trigger and scripting.
Hardware - if you like arduinos then there is KeyDuino. Though it is over, I'm fairly sure that you can still find these on ebay/forums/etc.
As for someone skimming - I wouldn't worry about this too much. They would need to be right up on you (physically) and it is really then a question of what data you've put on your ring. If you are most concerned with a black hat cloning your ring to unlock your Android phone - solution: only authorize the 'inside' tag. But if you have your biz card on your ring (or Blockchain ID such as onename.com) - let them steal that.
What NFC writer do you use?
Cool - this is also Android? Or are there plans for expanding to other platforms?
One idea - with google moving/merging (sort of) Android and Chrome Stores - with the potential to now be able to run Android software on one's chromebox/book - there is the emerging possibility of setting up a terminal of sorts.
That probably only helps a few people though :-/
Hey there, thought to create a space to start the discussion back up around Project: Sesame.
Just for those coming in: (draft) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mclear/526261309?token=201aa2e8
Briefly: The goal is to make a Windows only open source NFC login / App that just works.
I hope to better understand community needs. Been talking with folks involved with this project, and can't wait to hear from you.
Either one of these should write text to your ring.
As for PC hardware solutions, such as a USB/NFC device, that's more complex. First, are you looking for Mac, Windows, Linux. A lot of the software is payware, and the free stuff is typically beta and/or command line interface (CLI). https://www.nfcideas.com/#products (but is buggy)
A finished app just isn't available at the moment for free. At least one that doesn't crash constantly. Hence why everyone is using their android devices at the moment - the software is ok, free, and seems to work well.