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 that OEM customers can plan for their own introductions at ISC West in April 2018, the new Farpointe Conekt Series will provide extremely generous gross margins.
Demand for mobile smart phone solution
"Our channel customers have been requesting a mobile, smart phone solution that eliminates so many of the frustrations that they have discovered with present smart phone apps and hardware," announced Scott Lindley, general manager, Farpointe Data.
"Therefore, we have gone the extra mile to assure that our Conekt solution provides the easiest way to distribute credentials with features that include allowing the user to register only once and needing no other portal accounts or activation features. By removing these and additional information disclosures, we've also eliminated privacy concerns that have been slowing down adoption of this technology.”
"We feel this is the type of smart phone based-access control our channel and their customers have wanted"
Smart phone and wearables
"We feel this is the type of smart phone based-access control our channel and their customers have wanted," continued Lindley. "With the Conekt Series, there are no physical cards to order, ship or store, making credential distribution much easier and more profitable.
With this app and products, we help our channel customers more straightforwardly enhance existing installations and gain a competitive advantage when bidding on new opportunities. Farpointe has added the features that installers and their end user customers have been wanting for smart phone and wearables-based physical access control."
With its core compliant to the Certified Common Criteria EAS5+ Computer Interface Standard, Farpointe's Conekt solution provides increased hardware cybersecurity to resist skimming, eavesdropping and relay attacks. With the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), among others, now holding the business community responsible for implementing good cybersecurity practices, such security has become an increasingly important consideration.
Leveraging the Security Industry Association's (SIA) Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), Farpointe's Conekt solution will interface easily with control panels or other security management systems, fostering interoperability among security devices.