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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
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...
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...
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
Kwikset showcased five new residential lock products at ISC West 2017
20 April, 2017:  All of the featured locks, which will be available in Q2 and Q3 of 2017, offer new levels of security and convenience Kwikset, a brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware and Home Improvement Division,...
SALTO XS4 GEO electronic padlock ensures wireless real-time control and audit trail
12 April, 2017: The XS4 GEO electronic padlock is made of brass with a polished chromium finish The necessity for access control can stem from security, safety and even convenience but what if you need to secure perimeter or fire...
[Download] The state of physical access control: Impact on the enterprise
  The global market for card-based electronic access control (EAC) is projected to reach $10.1 billion by 2020 according to Global Industry Analysts. However, as credential technologies have evolved over the...
Tyco Security Products launches iotega wireless security and automation platform for safer homes and businesses
7 April, 2017: iotega is an innovative security and lifestyle management platform which facilitates home automation enhancements and add-ons via software apps running on additional devices Tyco Security Products, part of...
Z-Wave Alliance welcomes smart lock provider August Home to its membership
6 April, 2017: August Home joins over 450 members in supporting the Z-Wave standard in smart homes all over the world The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organisation dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless...
OneEvent Technologies to debut preventative safety solution with learning analytics at ISC West 2017
5 April, 2017: OnePrevent can be installed wherever buildings are at risk for destructive or dangerous events OneEvent™ Technologies, a startup that created a preventative analytics engine for the building monitoring and security...
Pyronix introduces Enforcer V10 containing best features of Enforcer 32WE and Enforcer HomeControl+ panels
4 April, 2017: In the digital world PSTN is becoming an outdated method of communication, where smart devices, IP and applications are king The brand-new panel combines all the best features of the Enforcer 32WE and...
Siklu launches new MultiHaul millimetre wave wireless solution for physical security market
3 April, 2017: Siklu develops millimetre wave wireless solutions for the physical security market, with a full line-up of point-to-point EtherHaul radios for street level and rooftop connectivity Siklu Inc., the global market provider of...
AMG Systems to showcase new generation transmission solutions at NSI Installer Summit 2017
31 March, 2017: AMAG will demonstrate its solutions to security fire and safety installers at the NSI Installer Summit AMG, the UK manufacturer of intelligent, industrial grade, reliable edge-of-network transmission solutions, will be...
Ward Security achieves highest ever score in independent audit
30 March, 2017: External assessing body CCAS carried out a combined annual assessment of Ward Security during February 2017 National security firm Ward Security has achieved its highest ever score of 171 out of 174 in an...
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