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#208649 21-Feb-2017 12:00
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Does anyone have this problem?

 

Our receptionist's desk is outside our office security doors and sometimes she forgets to lock her PC when away from her desk*. We're looking for a simple-to-use RFID / NFC / Bluetooth dongle that will lock her computer if she is out of range for more than say 30s. 

 

Alternatively, we could put a short timeout on her screen saver (2m?) and use something like a Kinect to use Hello to log back in again. But I think that would be super-annoying.

 

The desk/PC itself is shared, with other staff covering reception if the normal person is otherwise unavailable.

 

We're running Windows 10, FWIW, and our office uses standard credit-card style cardax (although what the frequency/system is I'm not sure). We wear them on lanyards around our neck, so it would be difficult to lay it flat on a reader on the desk...

 

Thoughts?

 

 

 

* Yes, I've suggested to the business that it's a training issue and Win+L is super-easy!





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  #1723641 21-Feb-2017 12:08
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Michael, you've just won yourself an internet. Thanks!





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  #1723650 21-Feb-2017 12:14
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Jonski:

 

Michael, you've just won yourself an internet. Thanks!

 

 

Let us know how it goes. I've experiemented with using something like a phone but I often leave my phone at my desk. I've also played out with RFID solutions but they're quite unreliable. I came across Gatekeeper the other week and the revews look very promising however you just need to get her to always carry the fob next.





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  #1724347 22-Feb-2017 11:52
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Jonski:

 

Does anyone have this problem?

 

 

Yep. Client was in a shared office space , shared with another company , so foot traffic past their desks
Users would often leave the PC logged in when they went home at night ( why !!!)

 

easiest fix was set a screen saver to (say) 10 minutes & tick "on resume display login screen"

Ive even seem some users leave PC's logged into bank a/cs while they wandered off for lunch . Thank god online sites
will timeout & log them off.


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  #1724412 22-Feb-2017 13:18
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We had some staff who repeatedly left their PCs unlocked. It only took a week or two to train them by changing various settings every time we found it unlocked. Email signatures, incoming mail notification sounds (Monty Python quotes at full volume), a range of other system sounds, 'interesting' emails to other staff from their PC. They learned.


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  #1724433 22-Feb-2017 13:45
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One of my colleagues would leave his PC unlocked regularly so one day I sat down and wrote a man love letter to the CEO and emailed it back to his own outlook account.

Colleague thought the email had been sent to the CEO not to himself so wrote a apologetic letter to confused CEO... Then ranted at the rest of us until someone else suggested maybe he should log out from his account when using PC in uncontrolled environment.

Recently new software was installed to access patient information with long talk about importance of logging off and how safety would be ensured by tracking who looked up which patient, I asked why you don't have the system autolog off after inactivity?

Mutters of how that would be inconvenient....

Offered to log off after 30 minutes....after much arm twisting conceeded maybe 5-10 minutes would be better...



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  #1724615 22-Feb-2017 17:34
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I've been trying BTProx for a couple of days on my Windows 10 machine with an iPhone 6.  It's not been reliable enough for me (minimum setting is 1 minute before computer is logged off, and tice today I've been logged off even though the phone sits 50cm from the Bluetooth dongle.

 

I like the idea of the Gatekeeper dongle, but it is too big for my tastes.  I did a cull on my keyring a year ago after repeatedly stabbing myself and putting holes in my work pants pockets.  My solution was a KeySmart (love it!) and I fitted a LaCie USB Key.  The only things hanging off the KeySmart are my oversized car key and a Tile.  I would be very reluctant to add another dongle.

 

Just had an awesome idea for a USB Proximity Security Mat....  but someone has beaten me to it!  http://computerprox.com/products/proxmat.htm 





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  #1724622 22-Feb-2017 17:48
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Windows 10 now offers this natively apparently:

 

https://betanews.com/2017/01/12/dynamic-lock-windows-10/





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  #1724727 22-Feb-2017 20:38
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Windows 10 Creators Update, releasing very soon, lets you pair your phone to your PC, when you walk away it locks, shed have to take her phone away so may not work

Set a 1-2 min inactivity lock ?

Windows Hello for Business now supports Conpanion Device Franework for unlocking too, including door access cards.

Here's a video I made about it https://youtu.be/WOvoXQdj-9E

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