Being able to open and unlock a door with the quick touch of an RFID tag adds a new dimension to managing access to your home or office. Gone are the days of fumbling in the dark trying to find the right key for the particular door you are trying to open, or having to keep track of all the different sets of keys you have had cut. With an RFID enabled electronic door you can open your door with a simple “tap”, easily and securely manage who has access and even keep a log of who has opened the door. Instructables member pcmofo has put together a well documented guide on how to get started which can be found at the following link.
Although this project sounds difficult, with many electronic door locks commercially available it is really a simple matter of configuring the RFID reader to trigger the electronic lock. Indeed, our own RFID Door Lock Shield provides a fantastic and simple interface between the RFID reader, your Arduino Compatible board and the electronic lock. For more information and to order, please visit the RFID Door Lock Shield page.