+New RFID System Coming Soon!

RFID Key Card Access System to Enter MSL Shops Coming soon!

Make Salt Lake is designing and implementing a new RFID key card access system for our shops and tools. If you are a member who would like to continue to have access to the space, THIS AFFECTS YOU!

Below is a brief FAQ to help answer some questions:

Q: How will this change my access to MSL?

A: All members will be given an ID card with their name and picture on it. This will be the only way for members to access the space. The 4-digit access code and old key fobs will no longer grant access to any MSL shops.

Q: Will I lose access to anywhere?

A: Nope, as long as you are certified. The cards will be coded with your certifications and will grant access to any areas in which you have been certified. If you’ve taken the certification class, or the area doesn’t have a certification, you will maintain full access!

Q: How do I know where I am Certified?

A: If you’d like to know where you’ve been officially certified, please reach out to @RioS or @JenAtwood on Slack to find out.

Q: When will this change take place?

A: We are still working on the system so it will be a few weeks before we are ready. But don’t worry, we’ll send out more messages and info when we set dates.

Q: How do I get my new ID access card? Will it cost me anything?

A: Once we are ready, we will put together a series of events. There will be many times available for you to come get your new access card. All memberships will come with 1 free card. Extra cards for household memberships or replacement cards will likely have an additional cost. Details to follow.

Q: Why are we changing the system?

A: In short, we are trying to better serve our membership. This new system will allow us to learn more about shop usage trends and it will give us valuable info about what needs our members have. We are also doing it for safety and security. We will be able to make sure that only members and only people who have been properly trained are using the equipment.

Q. What happens if I leave my access card in the MSL shop?

A: MSL leadership will be able to remotely open doors in order to grant temporary access. If you lock your card inside, you can contact the staff and one of them will let you in.

Q. Will there be capacity limits be placed due to Covid?

A: Currently MSL is encouraging members to social distance and only work in shops that allow for proper distancing. We have no plans for the RFID system to be used to enforce capacity limits.

If you have questions or would like more info about the system we are designing, please send us an email at info@makesaltlake.org!