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Wireless security

Wireless security is the prevention of unauthorized access or damage to computers using wireless networks. Various wireless security protocols were developed to protect home wireless networks. In addition to preventing uninvited guests from connecting to a wireless network, wireless security protocols encrypt private data as it is being transmitted over the airwaves. Wireless networks broadcast data in every direction to every device that happens to be listening, within a limited range.

Following are descriptions of the WEP, WPA, and WPA2 wireless security protocols:

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP): The original encryption protocol developed for wireless networks. WEP was designed to provide the same level of security as wired networks.

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA): Introduced as an interim security enhancement over WEP while the 802.11i wireless security standard was being developed. Most current WPA implementations use a preshared key (PSK), commonly referred to as WPA Personal, and the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP, pronounced tee-kip) for encryption. WPA Enterprise uses an authentication server to generate keys or certificates.

Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 (WPA2): The most significant enhancement to WPA2 over WPA is the use of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for encryption.

Wireless security - Products
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Wireless security - Applications
CLIQ® technology allows flexible access and cuts key management costs at Festival PalaceCLIQ® technology allows flexible access and cuts key management costs at Festival Palace
Keeping track of keys at Festival Place had become a full-time job. With over 170 shops, a cinema, sports centre and restaurants, the large retail...
CLIQ® electromechanical locking system improves staff access at QE Hospital, BirminghamCLIQ® electromechanical locking system improves staff access at QE Hospital, Birmingham
Complicated key management systems can detrimentally affect nursing care. Staff using older, mechanical key systems find it difficult to keep...
Aperio®  wireless locks: Meeting the access control challenge in hospitalsAperio® wireless locks: Meeting the access control challenge in hospitals
Hospitals present a complex security challenge, in that they should always be welcoming public spaces. Indeed, in Sweden, many are...
CLIQ® access control solution: Securing South Staffs WaterCLIQ® access control solution: Securing South Staffs Water
Security expert Abloy UK has supplied South Staffs Water (SSW) with a bespoke PROTEC2 CLIQ® electromechanical security system for 91 of its...
MOBOTIX security system provides high quality video for Le Marchesine Italian wineryMOBOTIX security system provides high quality video for Le Marchesine Italian winery
In the Biatta family, the craft of producing excellent wines is passed from generation to generation. Back in 1985, Giovanni Biatta, the...
French water utility Eau de Valence select CLIQ® access control to upgrade locking systemFrench water utility Eau de Valence select CLIQ® access control to upgrade locking system
Trust and track record are vital attributes in any locking system designed for critical infrastructure. French water utility Eau de Valence set...
SMARTair™ equips new offices in Alicante with real-time access control and modern designSMARTair™ equips new offices in Alicante with real-time access control and modern design
At one of Spain’s newest co-working spaces, the founders’ vision incorporated using the latest in security, accessibility and design...
Aperio® brings wireless access control to Norway’s new Stavanger Concert HallAperio® brings wireless access control to Norway’s new Stavanger Concert Hall
A leading orchestra, admin staff, 200 contractors, and thousands of music fans all need access at various times. Auditoriums, rehearsal rooms,...
SMARTair upgrades security, flexibility and user-friendliness at Madrid’s top business and finance universitySMARTair upgrades security, flexibility and user-friendliness at Madrid’s top business and finance university
SMARTair™ is an access control system perfectly suited to organisations making the step up from mechanical master keys. At CUNEF, students...
SMARTair™: A modern care home starts with friendly access managementSMARTair™: A modern care home starts with friendly access management
Care homes present many unique security challenges. Above all, a residence needs to feel like an open, welcoming space. It must work for the...
Wireless security - News
SALTO Systems to showcase new products and features at Hotel Tech Live 2017
23 September, 2017: The UK’s most exciting event for technologies breaking new ground in the hotel sector, Hotel Tech Live at ExCeL London, 26-27 September, will see SALTO systems showcasing new products and features on...
ASSA ABLOY Access Control showcases Aperio® technology at Axis Partner Showcase UK event
22 September, 2017: ASSA ABLOY Access Control, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global provider of door opening solutions, will be exhibiting its innovative Aperio® technology at this year’s Axis Partner Showcase event in Knutsford. ...
Dahua’s new alarm kits add safety to home living
21 September, 2017: Homes are supposed to be safe, but unfortunately this is not always the case - a fact we have been reminded of by occasional tragic news. People cannot help but wonder: Why do these tragedies happen?...
HID Global to acquire Mercury Security, expand reach in physical access control market
19 September, 2017: HID Global®, a subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY specialising in trusted identity solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Mercury Security, an OEM supplier of controllers for physical access control. Mercury...
SALTO XSperience Center in NYC to feature products and training for dealers and end users
15 September, 2017: SALTO Systems is developing geographically-convenient product showrooms throughout the U.S. to allow dealers, end users and others interested in training or product information to gather and learn more about...
Multitone Mall Call solution enhances security communications at Canary Wharf retail facilities
15 September, 2017: Multitone Electronics plc, a specialist in the design, manufacture and implementation of integrated communication systems, announces that its Mall Call communications system has been chosen by...
Open Options to showcase DNA Fusion access control platform and new integrations at ASIS 2017
13 September, 2017: Access control provider Open Options will unveil the latest features and enhancements of their DNA Fusion access control platform and new integrations with security industry leaders at ASIS International’s 63rd...
Matrix COSEC VEGA BBU facilitates employee attendance in remote locations
11 September, 2017: Many organisations, especially those belonging to the construction or manufacturing sectors, have branches at remote locations. Installing biometric attendance marking devices often becomes difficult at such sites. This...
Matrix COSEC VEGA BBU battery backup for COSEC VEGA series door controllers ideal for remote sites
11 September, 2017: COSEC VEGA BBU is a battery backup unit for COSEC VEGA series door controllers. It provides battery backup for 5 to 6 hours to VEGA door controller. It can be used for access control and time-attendance...
Matrix introduces COSEC VEGA FAXQ - Aadhaar-enabled employee biometric time-attendance device for government organisations
8 September, 2017: Matrix, a manufacturer of physical security and telecom solutions, has announced the launch of its cutting-edge fingerprint and RFID card based Aadhaar enabled time-attendance terminal - COSEC VEGA...
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Wireless security : Manufacturers & Suppliers

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Now shipping: Arecont MegaVideo 4K with SNAPstream, NightView and WDR
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The 8.3MP/1080p MegaVideo® 4K dual mode network camera is the new generation of Arecont Vision’s MegaVideo cameras. This fully compliant implementation of H.264 (MPEG-4, Part 10) provides full 3840 x 2160 megapixel resolution at full video frame rates of 30 frames per second (fps)† at 8MP and 60fps while in 1080p binning mode.

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The series combines a day/night mechanical IR cut filter with a choice of three ultra-high definition P-iris lenses for precise, optimal image quality. MegaVideo 4K performs exceptionally well in very low-light thanks to NightView™, making it capable of covering areas where very little light is present.

Features include SNAPstream™ (Smart Noise Adaptation and Processing) to reduce bandwidth without impacting image quality, scaling, binning mode, privacy masking, extended motion detection, flexible cropping, and Power over Ethernet...

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BCDVideoCLIQ - ASSA ABLOY
Dahua Technology LtdDelta Scientific Corporation
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LTV Europe Sicherheitstechnik GmbHMOBOTIX AG
Nedap Security ManagementPelco by Schneider Electric
Promise TechnologyPyronix Limited
Seagate TechnologySeeTec GmbH
TESAVanderbilt Industries
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