News for the Access Control Professional

JULY 2018

Mobile Access Credential

Are Mobile Credentials More Secure Than Smart Cards?

By Scott Lindley
General Manager, Farpointe Data

As seen on SourceSecurity

As companies are learning how to protect card-based systems, such as their electronic access control solutions, along comes mobile access credentials and their companion readers, which use smart phones instead of cards as the vehicle for carrying identification information. Many companies perceive that they are safer with a card but, if done correctly, mobile can be a far more secure option with many more features to be leveraged.

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Conekt Mobile-Ready Contactless Smartcard Reader

Conekt CSR-35 Mobile-Ready
Contactless Smartcard Reader

CONEKT™ Update

Conekt has received a tremendous amount of interest, from its official launch at ISC West, to its first shipments made in June. If you are new to Conekt, take a look at the following resources to learn how Farpointe's new mobile solution might fit into your next access control installation or system upgrade.

Conekt Introduction

Credential Data Sheet

Reader Data Sheet

Quick Start Guide


Product Spotlight: Gibraltar™ Bullet-Resistant Rugged Readers

Milled from a solid block of stainless steel, Gibraltar 125-kHz proximity readers offer maximum durability in situations that could damage conventional readers. Each reader is reinforced with antiballistic ShotBLOCKER®, a composite that provides UL752-compliant protection against projectiles (such as bullets!), blast and fire.

Ideal Applications Include:

  • Inner-city environments
  • Public housing
  • Schools and universities
  • Correctional facilities
  • Hospitals and healthcare facilities
  • Factories and receiving docks

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Keypad Reader in Fiji

Global Access

As mentioned in a recent issue of The Reader, it is common for members of the Farpointe team to occasionally come across their readers while traveling, but even friends of Farpointe get in on the action! On a recent trip, R. DeLusignan—a friend of Farpointe's—came across this combination reader/keypad while in Nadi, Fiji.

Did you know? A combination reader/keypad is an excellent solution to combating access card cloning...

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Download recent issues of The Reader

JUN - Long-Range Readers Go Beyond the Parking Gate

MAY - The Role of Bluetooth in Mobile Access Control

APR - Farpointe's Conekt™ Product Launch Generated Significant Buzz at ISC West 2018

MAR - The Growing Popularity of Smartphones as Access Control Credentials

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