Please-open.it is based in France and we are going to be full time on this project. We want for businesses (Hotels, Campings, stations, rent…) more flexible solutions and, of course, at a lower price.
Connect every internal data (appointments, planning, special authorizations, subscription…) to an authentication system with a standard protocol. Drive as many devices you want with only one authentication process using your smartphone and a Bluetooth 4.0 connection.
Hopefully never see this kind of prehistoric devices...How Does It Work?
Your smartphone is now your remote control device. Your account comes from an OAuth server (we deploy our own with specific software for business purpose). OAuth gives you a token. The token is sent to the access control device using a Bluetooth 4.0 connection. Then, it verifies the token on the server and opens the fence (or door).
For general use, we built a version using Google's OAuth backend. It is free for all. Now take a look how you can drive your motorized doors using your Google Account.What You Need
- A Raspberry Pi (Zero W or 3)
- A 4GB SD card
- A USB key
- A relay board
- An internet connection
- Your smartphone
In many cases, there is several entries on your door controller. In this example, I plugged the first relay of the board on SEC.2 (14 and 16). The relay operates like a manual switch. If you already have one, you can plug the relay directly in parallel.
A Somfy door controller.
The relays boards I recommend have 3 slots per relay. It allows open or close standby.
For example, I can connect pin 14 to "COM" and pin 18 to"NO". There is also the possibility to wire pin 15, 16 or 17 but on"NC", depending of your opening controller.Embedded Software
Download the image directly from your servers : Raspberry PI Please Open It image
Follow those instructions to flash the image on your SD Card. Do not remove the card from the slot when it is finished. We added a step for configuration.
We built a simple web application to help you configure your device. Goto https://public.please-open.it/wizard.Fill all fields, then it will generate some config files.
Put all those config files on the SD card, on the volume called "boot".
At the last step, you're invited to add some email addresses. Those Google Accounts will be authorized to open your door. Later you can add or remove some mail addresses from this list.
Download the mobile application, this is a early beta version. I will be available on Google Play and App store in a few weeks.
Install it. If you do not know how to deal with unknown sources on android, follow this tutorial : https://www.androidpit.com/android-for-beginners-what-is-an-apk-file
Just log in with your Google account, then the app search for doors next to you. To try to open the door, just click on its name. This is how it looks like for now :
Info: You do not need to log in every time you open the app.Business or Hosted Solutions
We can integrate more features for your business : appointments, planning, counter, billing..., based on a similar technology with more features, more flexibility and with a hosted solution on our servers.
In fact, we provide oauth2 hosting solution for our product and also for your needs.
If you have any questions, send us an email: email@example.comMore to Come
- Everyday configuration app
- Send temporary authorization by message
- plugins market place
- Installer community