News for the Access Control Professional


Is Your Access Control System a Gateway for Hackers?

With access control systems being prime entry points to hacking IT and OT systems, security professionals need to stress protecting security systems.

By Scott Lindley
President, Farpointe Data

As seen in Security Magazine

Contactless card-based access control systems were developed to better and more easily protect facilities from unauthorized visitors. Of course, then, the bad guys figured out how to capture and use card-based information to fool the system and let the unauthorized in by using skimming, eavesdropping or relay attacks.

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Cypress Handheld Wireless Mobile Reader

Farpointe Partner, Cypress, Launches a Wireless Mobile Reader

A new wireless mobile reader (WMR), making use of Farpointe Data reader modules, is now available from Cypress Integrated Solutions. The handheld unit combines expertise from both companies, including proven RFID reader and powerful supervised wireless extender technologies, into a single integrated platform, and allows for simplified credential verification in applications where fixed readers may not be suitable.

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Visit Farpointe Data at ISC East

November 16 - 17, Javits Center North, New York City

Visit us at booth #537.

ISC East is the Northeast’s largest physical security trade show. There Farpointe Data will be exhibiting its best-in-class RFID readers and credentials for electronic access control.

Register for ISC East

P-405 Guardian™ Proximity Reader

Product Spotlight: Guardian™ Vandal-Resistant Rugged Readers

Guardian vandal-resistant readers are machined from thick, polycarbonate material, feature epoxy potted electronics, and ship standard with tamper-proof screws. The result is a monolithic reader that can withstand much more than just the damaging effects of impacts.

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Visit Farpointe at ASIS Puget Sound 2016 Exhibits and Seminars

When: November 2-3, 2016

Where: Bellevue Red Lion Hotel and Convention Center, 11211 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98004


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