June Report

Report Date
June 2019

Achievements

  • 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.

Issues

  • 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.

Next steps

  • 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

 

Budget Information

  • 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
Project Status
RAG Status
Time
AMBER
Cost
GREEN
Scope
GREEN
Overall
AMBER
RAG Commentary
Due to staff leave, time is short to deploy a demo version of the QR code door release system in the main library to test proof of concept before the end of July. With regards to using HiDs BLE solution to enable swipe gate access, the project findings so far suggest that security concerns would preclude us from being able to progress this to a demo version.
Change Status
Has formal escalation taken place?
No
Activity
Approved budget
0.0 days
Activity this month
0.0 days
Activity this year
0.0 days
Activity to date
0.0 days
Estimate to complete current year
0.0 days
Estimate to complete future years
0.0 days

Project Info

Project
Card Services: Feasibility study of door access function via smartphone
Code
USI017
Programme
Innovation Programme 2018/19
Management Office
ISG PMO
Project Manager
Paul Gorman
Project Sponsor
Gosia Such
Current Stage
Close
Status
Closed
Start Date
10-Oct-2018
Planning Date
n/a
Delivery Date
31-May-2019
Close Date
30-Jun-2019
Overall Priority
Normal

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