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Jun 01 2015

WWYD? Cooler Access Control

Category: Electrified Hardware,WWYD?Lori @ 9:48 am Comments (5)

Securing cooler doors with access control products is likely to become a more common application as facilities become increasingly automated.  Without an access control system it’s tough to control what is taken once the door is opened (like the coin-operated newspaper vending machines).  Have any of you seen a system that works well to secure cooler doors and interface with a system like the one pictured here, where supplies are ordered online and then picked up from the cooler?

Cooler 1

Cooler 3

Cooler 3

5 Responses to “WWYD? Cooler Access Control”

  1. Bill B says:

    Lori: Grainger Co. is using this machine model for some of their govt accounts in CA.

  2. Rich says:

    Lori: What is the customer actually looking for? A way to control how much is taken after a credential opens the door? Or more limited access to only what is ordered. The first picture tells me that this customer is within walking distance of me and I even know who to call. I will keep you in the loop.

    • Lori says:

      Hi Rich –

      I don’t know the specific requirements of this facility, but generally I think someone would place an order online, use the access control system to open the door, and take what they ordered. If they took too much, the facility could try to figure out who the culprit was if they kept close tabs on inventory.

      – Lori

  3. Cda says:

    Why not just put it in an access control room with one or two cameras covering the room??

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