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Old 09-07-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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RFID room keys at Jambo

Currently staying at Jambo house and we got a message 2 nights ago about the locks been changed, on all doors, to install the RFID and to come to the front desk if we get to our room and our door lock was changed during the day. Fortunately or unfortunately , ours hasn't been changed yet, however, the rooms down the hall from ours were been worked on today.

Update: Actually, our key worked fine, we did not have to go to the fron desk to change it. Sorry about that The lock has a Mickey on it, very cute...
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:13 AM   #2
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Thanks for the warning! I check in to Jambo house tomorrow, and it will be interesting to see if this affects anything when I check in.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:07 AM   #3
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What is RFID?
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:13 AM   #4
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What is RFID?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-f...identification

DCL already uses RFID for their door locks. For the Disney Resorts & DCL, the KTTW Card has a very small chip embedded in the card. You place the card against a reader on the door and the door unlocks. No more door locks with slots that you need to stick your KTTW card down into. WDW will also be deploying RFID readers at merchandise locations so you can touch to pay for merchandise if you want to charge it back to your room.

It's also used in highway toll collection, microchips for pets, etc.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:30 AM   #5
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-f...identification

DCL already uses RFID for their door locks. For the Disney Resorts & DCL, the KTTW Card has a very small chip embedded in the card. You place the card against a reader on the door and the door unlocks. No more door locks with slots that you need to stick your KTTW card down into. WDW will also be deploying RFID readers at merchandise locations so you can touch to pay for merchandise if you want to charge it back to your room.

It's also used in highway toll collection, microchips for pets, etc.
I just read about a study where they are micro chipping people. The first application will be your medical records where the chip will let paramedics, doctors, hospitals by waving a scanner over the chip access your records. Future applications might be your drivers license, credit accounts and the list goes on. It reminds me of a sci-fi movie.

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Old 09-07-2012, 11:38 AM   #6
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They had installed these locks at VWL when we were there a couple weeks back. They worked well, but not as well as my employee ID reader where we could keep our card in our bag and still have it read... with these you more or less have to have it exposed or only have a very thin piece of fabric between them to read.

The cover on our lock kept popping off if we bumped it too... I'm sure we were not alone in that issue. Just something for them to tweak.
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They changed over the locks in Kidani when we were there about two weeks ago. We didn't have to go down to the front desk. Our keys were just programmed to work with the new locks.
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