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Posted: 4/10/2016 3:47:21 PM EDT
Hidden in Plain Sight just got a lot more high tech.

Here's a look at the first "in the wild" 1450M Mirror system with the new RFID lock-


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Link Posted: 4/10/2016 4:00:22 PM EDT
Hmm.  Dead battery and it unlocks.  
Not sure how I feel about that.
Link Posted: 4/10/2016 4:04:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/10/2016 4:06:30 PM EDT by Going_Commando]


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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:



Hmm.  Dead battery and it unlocks.  


Not sure how I feel about that.
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Thats the crappy part about maglocks. They just used off the shelf access control stuff. I'd prefer it to have a power supply with battery backup. Easiest thing in the world. Since it is a mirror already, I would do led tape around tge edges to act as backlighting, and have it plug into a wall outlet. Low profile, and gives you am easy feed for your access control power supply.


 
Link Posted: 4/10/2016 4:10:45 PM EDT
"Not sure why they would run the cordage this high"



Well dude, thats because I dont want to crawl around on the floor to drill out the studs for muh wires.
Link Posted: 4/10/2016 4:15:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Going_Commando:

  Thats the crappy part about maglocks. They just used off the shelf access control stuff. I'd prefer it to have a power supply with battery backup. Easiest thing in the world. Since it is a mirror already, I would do led tape around tge edges to act as backlighting, and have it plug into a wall outlet. Low profile, and gives you am easy feed for your access control power supply.
 
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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Hmm.  Dead battery and it unlocks.  
Not sure how I feel about that.

  Thats the crappy part about maglocks. They just used off the shelf access control stuff. I'd prefer it to have a power supply with battery backup. Easiest thing in the world. Since it is a mirror already, I would do led tape around tge edges to act as backlighting, and have it plug into a wall outlet. Low profile, and gives you am easy feed for your access control power supply.
 

Possibly with a different color LED scheme as a 'low power' alert.
Link Posted: 4/10/2016 4:16:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Hmm.  Dead battery and it unlocks.  
Not sure how I feel about that.
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Proactive battery changes would make this a non issue usually but given how long a cr123 battery lasts forgetting to replace it is a possibility and having it die would mean you'd wind up destroying the device trying to get it open should the battery die prematurely.  Plus we've all heard of the the unlucky guy who buys the knock off surefires at gunshows that die a few days after installing them.
Link Posted: 4/10/2016 4:28:42 PM EDT
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Why not build it with a "fail latched" setup and have a mechanical backup lock for the system? I think this whole idea of hiding it behind a mirror is retarded. Then again, what do I know. It's not like I've designed installed access/intrusion detection systems on explosives magazines or anything.

Link Posted: 4/10/2016 4:32:44 PM EDT
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Proactive battery changes would make this a non issue usually but given how long a cr123 battery lasts forgetting to replace it is a possibility and having it die would mean you'd wind up destroying the device trying to get it open should the battery die prematurely.  Plus we've all heard of the the unlucky guy who buys the knock off surefires at gunshows that die a few days after installing them.
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Originally Posted By Prometheus:
Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Hmm.  Dead battery and it unlocks.  
Not sure how I feel about that.


Proactive battery changes would make this a non issue usually but given how long a cr123 battery lasts forgetting to replace it is a possibility and having it die would mean you'd wind up destroying the device trying to get it open should the battery die prematurely.  Plus we've all heard of the the unlucky guy who buys the knock off surefires at gunshows that die a few days after installing them.

Have a key lock somewhere.  My electronic safe I keep by the bed has an electronic combination plus a key incase the batteries die.

If I did not have kids I would like the idea, but I am gone sometimes for several days.  I do not want the lock unlocking while I am away and the wife forgetting to check it.
Link Posted: 4/10/2016 6:36:58 PM EDT
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Have a key lock somewhere.  My electronic safe I keep by the bed has an electronic combination plus a key incase the batteries die.
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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Have a key lock somewhere.  My electronic safe I keep by the bed has an electronic combination plus a key incase the batteries die.

That would ruin the "discreet" nature of the system.  There is no way to know what it is, short of ripping it out of the wall.

If I did not have kids I would like the idea, but I am gone sometimes for several days.  I do not want the lock unlocking while I am away and the wife forgetting to check it.


Unless it gets a bad battery, you shouldn't have to worry about it dying unexpectedly if you are replacing the battery every year or three.  It also has a low battery chirp.  In the case of the mirror, if the battery does die it'll still be closed, you'd have to manually push it open, it wouldn't slide open on it's own.  Telling your children about the secret nature of the mirror would be your call, unless they saw it in action, they'd have no idea what it is or to try and slide it open.

Link Posted: 4/11/2016 1:56:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Going_Commando:
"Not sure why they would run the cordage this high"

Well dude, thats because I dont want to crawl around on the floor to drill out the studs for muh wires.
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Surprises the hell out of us non electrician types lol
Link Posted: 4/11/2016 2:45:38 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Going_Commando:
"Not sure why they would run the cordage this high"

Well dude, thats because I dont want to crawl around on the floor to drill out the studs for muh wires.
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Link Posted: 4/11/2016 2:46:07 PM EDT
Nice video OP

Enjoyed meeting you at Big 3 East!!
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:32:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gunwritr:
Nice video OP

Enjoyed meeting you at Big 3 East!!
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Thank you, it was great meeting you as well!
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 9:38:50 PM EDT
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