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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.

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Wireless security - Applications
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...
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...
Aperio® wireless locks protects patients and confidential patient data at Hospital Maria MiddelaresAperio® wireless locks protects patients and confidential patient data at Hospital Maria Middelares
A modern hospital demands flexible, modern, secure access control, around the clock and 365 days a year. At Ghent’s new Hospital Maria...
Frankfurt’s Tower 185 skyscraper chooses flexible wireless access control over mechanical keysFrankfurt’s Tower 185 skyscraper chooses flexible wireless access control over mechanical keys
A recent 200-metre addition to Frankfurt’s skyline, Tower 185 incorporates several advanced environmental elements in its design. The...
FLIR security solution battles illegal mining in Guinea and TanzaniaFLIR security solution battles illegal mining in Guinea and Tanzania
Mining companies across the African continent have been coping with the problem of illegal mining for years. In their battle against artisanal...
Leading car dealer group relies on OPTEX sensors for security system upgradeLeading car dealer group relies on OPTEX sensors for security system upgrade
Vehicle theft and malicious damage to cars and property can cost a motor dealership hundreds of thousands of pounds every year, not to mention the...
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,...
Nedap’s AEOS access control system and Vitani’s Data Manager help PostNord manage authorisations centrallyNedap’s AEOS access control system and Vitani’s Data Manager help PostNord manage authorisations centrally
PostNord needs to ensure that only the right people get access to each of their 1,500 branches. Thanks to AEOS they can now manage...
University of East Anglia puts its trust in Aperio® wireless access control for new student accommodationUniversity of East Anglia puts its trust in Aperio® wireless access control for new student accommodation
When a leading English university sought electronic locks for its newest student accommodation block, it turned to Aperio® to extend its...
Wireless security - News
SALTO rebrands cloud-based wireless locking solution as SALTO KS, Keys as a Service
22 March, 2017: SALTO KS provides a flexible access control management system that requires no software installation or the added expense of a fully-wired electronic product The knowledge acquired through constant market learning...
SALTO Systems offline locks integrate with Software House C-CURE 9000 System
22 March, 2017: The SALTO offline lock solution offers flexibility within any project where the cost of a fully-wired door is not justified SALTO Systems has announced an integration with the Software House C-CURE 9000 Security and Event...
SALTO XS4 SVN card system provides access control for remote buildings
22 March, 2017: This advanced software system allows stand-alone electronic escutcheons to read, receive and write information via its operating smart cards or ‘intelligent’ keys “I want access control but my...
SALTO Systems to showcase products, software and partnerships at ISC West 2017
21 March, 2017: Salto Systems will showcase access control products and software at ISC West 2017 SALTO Systems, a manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, will showcase new products, innovative technology in...
Genetec announces technology partnership with SimonsVoss GmbH
21 March, 2017: For systems integrators, this integration will offer a greater choice of industry-standard wireless electronic locks Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a provider of open architecture security and public safety solutions...
Smartphones offer many advantages over cards and fobs for access control
Smartphones offer a new alternative to traditional physical access control form factors such as smart cards or fobs. Convenience is the most obvious benefit, but there are others. Here are some advantages of using...
RTI enables video intercom support across a range of devices
14 March, 2017: RTI has announced new video intercom support for select RTI controllers and third-party intercom-enabled devices Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), a control and automation manufacturer for...
GJD to exhibit security solutions at the NSI Installer Summit 2017
6 March, 2017: GJD will be giving live demonstrations of its Clarius Plus Infra-Red and White-Light LED illuminator range at the Summit GJD, a designer and manufacturer of professional external detector equipment and LED illuminators,...
Open Options to exhibit DNA Fusion at Converged Security Summit 2017
28 February, 2017: CSS provides the perfect opportunity to network, share ideas, and learn from industry subject matter experts Charles Johnson, Open Options’ Southeast Sales Manager, will be showcasing DNA Fusion at the...
Farpointe Data urges channel partners to add anti-hacking measures to their access control solutions
15 February, 2017: 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,...
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Arecont Vision releases MicroDome Duo compact twin-sensor megapixel camera series
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Arecont Vision announces the expansion of the compact MicroDome ultra-low profile true day/night camera family with the release of its dual-sensor MicroDome Duo series.

MicroDome Duo unique capabilities

With revolutionary innovation and in-house designs, Arecont Vision has pioneered the multi-sensor megapixel surveillance camera market since 2006. MicroDome Duo is the latest addition to that continuing heritage, with an extremely compact and advanced twin sensor omnidirectional camera. Both sensors feature independent remote focus modules, mounted on 3-axis gimbals for outstanding viewing coverage. 

“Customers across the Middle East and around the world will benefit from the small size, advanced cybersecurity protection, future-proof design and unique capabilities of the new MicroDome Duo,” said Sanjit Bardhan, Vice President of Sales, Middle East, Africa, and India (MEAI) for Arecont Vision. “MicroDome Duo reduces the number of came...

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