- Report Date
- June 2019
- Followed up with hull university on their implementation of HiDs solution and how they overcame the hurdles around legalities.
- Reviewed other solutions and aiming to follow up with other vendors on alternative solutions.
- Security research of BLE/nfc based system for mobile devices
- We have a student now working on the project and they have been developing an app to run on Android that displays an animated and time varying sequence of QR codes to create a secure non-copiable token system for transactions, such as the specific use case for this project gaining entry to the main library.
- We have tested integration of the scanning system with the constituent parts of the door entry system that reflect what is deployed in the main library.
- We have configured a server for the back end central processing system for handing out QR codes to validated clients.
- Hull hasn’t replied to requests for collaboration
- Interop across devices seems to be an issue in terms of different handsets and implementations of BLE
- Predominately this lends itself to a managed mobile service with central app deployment, most solutions require sign apps from official sources IE non rooted phones
- We purchased two units that are BLE/rfid capable which we were for the project until we saw the T&Cs from HiD, but can be reused in other areas within the university
- With staff holidays in July its tight for us to complete the install of the QR code door release system in the Main Library by end of July, it may be we can only achieve this in August, but we are still working towards this goal.
- Carry on with the above to find a suitable solution outside of HiD
- Complete the set-up of the back-end QR code server
- Integrate the Android app to work with the back-end QR code server
- Integrate the gate entry Raspberry Pi to work with the QR code back-end server
- Deploy the demo QR code system to the Main Library
- Estimated spend December £776
- Estimated spend January £0
- Estimated spend February £0
- Estimated spend March £5350
- Estimated spend April £0
- Estimated Spend May £0
- Estimated spend June £0
- Estimated spend July £3490