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Old 08-24-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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Which resorts have the new RFID door locks?

I don't know if this has been asked before or not? Does anyone out there know which resorts have the new RFID door locks already installed and which resorts are schedule to have them installed before the beginning of October?
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:18 AM   #2
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this might be a completely stupid question, but what RFID door locks?
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:27 AM   #3
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this might be a completely stupid question, but what RFID door locks?
The resorts are changing the locks on the room doors to RFID.
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I haven't seen a schedule for the deployment of these locks but it appears that at least 5 of the resorts have them already. I've seen reports of YC/BC/BCV, OKW and AKL having them installed.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:38 AM   #5
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The resorts are changing the locks on the room doors to RFID.
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this might be a completely stupid question, but what RFID door locks?
What is RFID?
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They are currently being installed at CSR.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:55 AM   #7
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What is RFID?
Radio Frequency Identification
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What is RFID?
RFID stands for Radio frequency identification. Have you ever seen one of those credit/debit cards where you just tap them against a scanner instead of sliding it through the card reader? It's the same thing.

Basically instead of sliding your KTTW card into the reader on the door, you'll hold something (I don't know details of the system, heard it's a bracelet?) up to a sensor on the door and it'll unlock.

If you want to read more, there's a detailed page on Wikipedia. Here's a link
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:07 PM   #9
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RFID stands for Radio frequency identification. Have you ever seen one of those credit/debit cards where you just tap them against a scanner instead of sliding it through the card reader? It's the same thing.

Basically instead of sliding your KTTW card into the reader on the door, you'll hold something (I don't know details of the system, heard it's a bracelet?) up to a sensor on the door and it'll unlock.

If you want to read more, there's a detailed page on Wikipedia. Here's a link
Thank you both. It could be a small tiny card that you just wand on the door scanner. My friend has small card and he said he just waves it on the door with a scanner and the door unlocks at his work out place. I thought that was pretty neat. Maybe it's also a tracking device where they know who is using the room and what time. I just hope it's not a bracelet.. That could get annoying after awhile.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:07 PM   #10
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AoA has them. We used them. They were great. One thing... We chose to enable charging (for the adults only and not the 7 yr old - oy!). You could use them at the park restaurants, park and hotel gift shops, food court, arcade and even the hotel laundromat. You need to sign the back of the card. They will ask for photo ID if you haven't signed the card for your protection. Also, they will ask for photo id if you use a credit card.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:16 PM   #11
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Boardwalk had them for our early august visit. It doesn't look any different from a normal KTTW card. There's a gray "rubber" square area (with a mickey head) that you tap it against to unlock the door. We didn't even have to take the card out of the lanyard. It's nice when you have full hands.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:29 PM   #12
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Surprised WL hasn't done it since they redid the rooms
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:28 PM   #13
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Thanks for the answers. I didn't know what RFID was, but I forgot to put the word "is" in my post so it sounded weird!

We have that type of lock in my office and they're pretty great!
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:37 PM   #14
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But wasn't it the RFID chips in credit cards that were being stolen if someone got close enough to you? I thought I'd read where those 'chipped' cards were easier to steal since it was a radio frequency thing.

Don't know if I like having charging on my room card if you just have to swipe it in front of machines.....I'm just too old for this stuff I guess, a bit paranoid in my old age LOL
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:59 PM   #15
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I think the chances for theft, even with conventional credit cards (do they even have non rfid cards anymore?), is always there. One thing you can do, is wrap the card(s) in tinfoil or get a wallet with nickel impregnated nylon. My understanding is that someone actually having a reader and tricking the cards (since they are encrypted) is a remote possibility. I'm not sure if this has actually happened "in the wild" so to speak.

I know what you mean about how easy it is to charge. I was a initially a bit nervous I'd lose my card, etc. It was nice to just have to carry one card though.
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