SLO Op manages to pioneer the climbing gym industry again! Our SLO Op Crew and Board member, Alex Klimaj, built us a new doorbell system for the gym.
Currently, because we have two doors, there is a members’ only door that lets people in using a barcode scan, and there is a visitors’ door, open during our visitor hours. We have a doorbell that rings in the gym so that crew members can climb and not be tied to the desk the whole time they work – but people leaving through the visitor door would send crew members running into an empty room for no reason.
So Alex designed a better way. Not only does it determine which direction the person is going in and make an alert sound (now through our public address system rather than the old doorbell method), but it can accurately measure how many people are in the gym at any time. You can now check SLO Op Bot’s Twitter feed at any time to see updated info every ten minutes or go to our homesite where updates will be posted on the right column area.
Huge gratitude to Alex’s idea, ability to pull it off, and just being an all around awesome contribution to the gym’s functionality.