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Are mobile credentials more secure than smart cards?

For the past several years, there has been a focus by integrators and customers to assure that their card-based access control systems are secure. To give businesses an extra incentive to meet their cybersecurity threats, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided to hold the business community responsible for failing to implement good cybersecurity practices and is now filing lawsuits against those that don't. For instance, the FTC filed a lawsuit against D-Link and its U.S. subsidiary, al...

Sielox offers layered approach to access control solutions at ISC West 2018

Sielox LLC, a provider of integrated access control solutions and lockdown systems, is featuring its latest solutions at ISC West 2018 (booth #7103), April 11-13 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. A new First-to-Market integration with Allegion will enable Sielox to help improve perimeter security in the K-12 market by integrating with the Von Duprin Remote Undogging (RU) and Remote Monitoring (RM) options. Using Pinnacle, Sielox’s premier access control and security management software, end...

Sielox demonstrates Conekt mobile credential solution from Farpointe Data at ISC West 2018

Sielox LLC, a provider of integrated access control, video surveillance, perimeter security, and event management systems, is showcasing mobility in their booth (#7103), here at ISC West with the demonstration of Conekt mobile credentials and readers from Farpointe Data. The mobile reader will work with Sielox’s AnyWare and Pinnacle software platforms connecting to their 1700 Controller. “We are now offering Conekt to provide our customers with a more convenient solution for multipl...

What is the impact of standards on security systems and technologies?

Industry standards make it possible for systems and technologies to connect and work together. Standards enable today’s integrated systems. But does adherence to standards stifle innovation? Does the necessity to interface using an industry-wide standard slow down the implementation of newer (and possibly not standards-compliant) capabilities? Or do standards eliminate extraneous variables, empower more integration and encourage greater innovation? We asked this week’s Expert Panel R...

Farpointe previews new Conekt mobile credentials and readers at ISC East 2017

Farpointe Data has announced that access control system manufacturers, integrators and dealers will be able to provide their customers with a mobile, smart phone application and hardware that provides free download, user's choice of smart phone or smart card, and distribution via existing or independent access control software. Multiple Conekt credentials can fit into a single smart phone wallet app. Installer adjustable read ranges can be in excess of 15 feet (4.5 m). Previewed at ISC East so...

How is data changing the physical security market?

Big data is a buzzword, and data – presumably of all sizes – is a driving force in the physical security market. As systems become more sophisticated and expand their capabilities, the result is more data; in some cases, a lot more data. But a key question is: What do we do with the data? How do we use it to provide value? How do we interpret it, and transform it into useful information and/or intelligence? We presented the topic of data to our Expert Panel Roundtable and came away w...

Farpointe long range reading solution helps Secure Our City to enhance parking security

Farpointe Data, the access control industry's OEM for RFID solutions, announces that Secure Our City, Inc., an electronic security technology and low voltage design firm based in Ashland, Mass., was able to solve the problems that a parking garage used by a leading healthcare organisation was having with standard 125-kHz proximity readers and credentials. By creating a new security system featuring cameras, access control and the Farpointe Ranger long range reading system, Secure Our City was ab...

Farpointe Data alerts its partners to encrypt wireless access control systems

Farpointe Data, the access control industry's trusted OEM partner for RFID solutions, alerted its access control manufacturer, distributor, integrator, dealer, and specifier partners about the potential impact on their businesses of the settlement of Edenborough v. ADT LLC, Case No. 3:16-cv-02233, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Referred to as the ADT Hacking Vulnerability Class Action Lawsuit, ADT will pay $16 million to settle five hacking vulnerability clas...

Farpointe Data releases first RFID cybersecurity vulnerability checklist for contactless cards and readers

Farpointe Data, the access control industry's trusted global partner for RFID solutions, has just posted the first radio frequency identification(RFID) Cybersecurity Vulnerability Checklist for access control manufacturers, distributors, integrators, and end users to use to protect their access control systems from becoming hacker gateways to their facilities and IT systems. Knowing what to do is especially important now that government agencies, such as the United States Federal Trade Commissio...

Lively ISC West 2017 addresses industry trends with innovative security technologies

The enthusiasm of ISC West 2017 continued through to the final hours of Friday, reflective of a show jam-packed with new technologies to address industry trends. Exhibitors seemed happy enough with booth traffic, which held up even on the final day. Security industry trends Industry trends drove much of the technology. For example, cameras are getting less expensive, which means it’s more cost-effective to specify systems with higher camera counts. Also, cameras are providing more data...

Farpointe Data urges channel partners to add anti-hacking measures to their access control solutions

Wiegand over-the-air protocol is no longer secure due to its original obscure and non-standard nature Farpointe Data, the access control provider of RFID solutions, is notifying its access control manufacturers, distributors, integrators, and dealers that hacking of access control systems has become a threat far bigger than most think. Protecting their end-users from hackers is imperative for channel partners. Cyber security breaches "The U.S. federal government suffered a s...

Galaxy Control Systems highlights System Galaxy access control solution at Intersec 2017

System Galaxy has the capability to integrate with video, time and attendance, identity management  other data sources At Intersec 2017, Galaxy Control Systems is showcasing their advanced access control solution in interactive demonstrations that represent real-life applications. Visitors to the booth (Sheikh Saeed Hall 3, Stand E40) will see System Galaxy integrated with optical turnstile and door management solutions; time and attendance products; visitor management sy...