I am a physical security PM for the Smithsonian, and we have a large presence in Panama for research. One of our facilities is renovating a dorm space and our security criteria requires proper access control on all dorm rooms. The problem is that this facility has ZERO comms. No copper, no fiber, no line of sight for wireless, and non-LOS options are not practical either. The cost of getting comms to this area would be almost as much as the entire renovation, so that is out too.
It was suggested that I look at using Salto equipment on this dorm and bring a flash drive from the larger C-Cure system to load up the clearances and other permissions. I have never used Salto, and we have not upgraded to C-Cure 9000 yet, although it should be done by the time I need to start work on this dorm.
Here are my questions:
1. Does this combination make sense?
2. What are the drawbacks?
3. Is the flash/upload process simple enough that my facility manager could do it, or should a technician handle that?