Rochester Institute of Technology
Department of Computer Engineering
Senior Design Project - Spring/Fall 2010


Display Watch

Open Sesame is a wirelessly unlocked door network for securing access to multiple points of entrance. The system consists of a watch for users, motes* for doors, and a PC. Watches wirelessly communicate with an access point connected to the PC to look up the available doors for the user and to send requests for opening a specified door. Motes are placed by each door connected to the locking mechanism and apply current to release the door's latch for authorized users. The PC contains all information about users and doors and provides the admin with an interface for modifying, adding, and removing the personnel permissions and the doors on the network. The PC also handles access requests from watches through a connected access point and sends an open command to the motes wirelessly through a connected base station.

* - wireless sensor nodes