News for the Access Control Professional

MARCH 2018

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The Growing Popularity of SmartPhones as Access Control Credentials

By Scott Lindley
President, Farpointe Data

As seen on Global Security Mag

Smartphones fulfill many needs, including telephone, camera, navigation, music, video, clock, news, calculator, email, Internet, gaming, contacts, and more. Security professionals creating access control systems need to be aware that 95+ percent of all adults 18-44 years own smart phones. Plus, 69 percent of the entire population already uses smart phones. That’s babies through seniors. And, the average smart phone user touches their device 2,617 times a day ((Dscout Research)!

Thus, practically anyone using an access control system already carries a smart phone. Another way to look at it is that every smart phone user, or almost everybody, could now easily download an access control credential. Mobile credentials are smart phone-based versions of traditional RFID cards and tags. Mobile credentials make it possible for smartphones, such as the Apple iPhone® and the range of Google Android® devices, to be used as an electronic access control credential.

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Electronic access control professionals will have the opportunity to review our full range of RFID access control readers and credentials:

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Join us for our 7th annual Friends of Farpointe event at ISC West on Thursday, April 12, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM, at the Farpointe booth #5071. Network with experts, discuss industry trends and learn the latest at this must-attend event for electronic access control professionals!

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Have a Specific Access Control Need? Talk with the Farpointe Sales Team

We invite you to schedule a one-on-one meeting during ISC West. Make your show experience more effective. Contact one of our experienced industry experts below to schedule a meeting.

Francisco Alcala
West Coast Sales Manager
Cell: +1-650-762-4129

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Tom Piston
East Coast Sales Manager
Cell: +1-650-454-5102

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Scott Pearson
Independent Sales Director, EMEA
Cell: +44-784-179-2093

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Shep Sheppard
Key Accounts Sales Manager
Cell: +1-408-731-0468

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Introducing the Conekt™ Mobile Smartphone Access Control Solution

With Conekt, the smartphone is the access credential.

Mobile Integration As Easy As 1-2-3!

The Conekt mobile smartphone access control solution consists of:

  1. Smartphone wallet app to securely store mobile credentials
  2. Mobile credentials with cloud-based delivery
  3. Readers combining BLE and contactless smart card technologies

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

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