News for the Access Control Professional


Preventing Access Control System Hacking


The most popular topics this year in The Reader have been those focused on access control system hacking and how to prevent it. As a reminder of this important subject, and for guidance on defending against hacking threats, take a look at the following Construction Specifier article and our own "Vulnerability Checklist."

Specifying Hacking-Resistant Access Control

By Scott Lindley
President, Farpointe Data

As seen in The Construction Specifier

Hacking has become a far bigger threat than most think. Indeed, the greatest risk to national security comes from not from aircraft carriers or infantry divisions, but a computer with a simple Internet connection located anywhere in the world. The U.S. federal government suffered a staggering 61,000 known cybersecurity breaches last year alone. Protecting users from professional hackers is imperative for specifiers.

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Download this Vulnerability Checklist from Farpointe Data

and Protect Access Control Readers & Cards from Hackers

Protecting your organization(s) from hackers is imperative. The threats have grown to include sophisticated government backed entities and teenage mischief makers. Hackers look for the easiest path in, leveraging many different physical assets, including those within the enterprise security system itself.

Farpointe has put together this guide to help businesses, and the access control integrators that serve them, defend against hacking threats.

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FAQ on Conekt™ Mobile Access Credentials

Continuing the FAQ series on our upcoming Conekt Mobile Smart Phone Access Control Solution, we’ve gathered our most frequently asked questions specific to mobile credentials.

We invite you to explore the Conekt mobile solution to see how it might fit with your access control applications.

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New BIM Files Available

Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects can now be downloaded directly from the Farpointe website, allowing architects and specifiers an easy way to add Farpointe RFID access control readers to their projects.

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Season's Greetings

Thank you for another wonderful year, from all of us at Farpointe Data. Have a happy and safe holiday season!

Holiday Office Hours

Please note that our offices will be closed on the following days:

  • Friday, December 22
  • Monday, December 25
  • Friday, December 29
  • Monday, January 1

Download recent issues of The Reader

NOV - Farpointe Connects ISC East Attendees with New Mobile Smart Phone Access Control Solution

OCT - As Access Control Credentials Evolve, So Do Its Users

SEP - Cyber Reality: How the Security Industry is Adjusting to the New Normal

AUG - Migrating Comfortably from Deadbolt Locks to EAC

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