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Protect Your Business from Amazon

How to Protect Your Business from Amazon

If you think Amazon isn’t a threat to you, think again

By Scott Lindley
General Manager, Farpointe Data

As seen on SecurityToday

If you think your dealership isn’t conducive to outside pressures, ask the merchants of Smalltown, USA, about that new Walmart going up on the outskirts of the municipality. Walmart has been like the Grimm Reaper to local business whose names have been written over storefronts of Norman Rockwell appearing downtowns, in many cases, for several generations.

If you think Amazon is not having a similar affect, check any local shopping mall. Stop in at Circuit City or Borders Books. Death by Amazon, who is finishing off retail chain stores like Walmart glutted small businesses. Ask your friends who own a residential security businesses if they are seeing Amazon showing up in their markets. They are.

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Hand Holding Smartphone with Conekt App

Farpointe Data Builds Upon LEGIC

By leveraging each other's technologies as companies sharing the dormakaba banner, LEGIC and Farpointe Data are in the forefront of the new expanding market for secure mobile credentials. LEGIC's 6000 series reader ICs and the mobile service LEGIC Connect are at the heart of Farpointe's new, award-winning CONEKT™ mobile smartphone access control solution.

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Visit Farpointe Data at ISC East 2018

November 14 - 15
Javits Center, NY

Booth #848

ISC East is the Northeast's largest physical security trade show. Stop by booth #848, where Farpointe Data will be exhibiting its best-in-class RFID readers and credentials for electronic access control.

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P-405 Guardian Rugged Reader

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.

Available in both 125-kHz proximity and 13.56-MHz contactless smartcard models.

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P-500 at Mausoleum

Spotted on the Street

Mr. Jay Geller, President, Mel Geller Electronic Security Systems, shared this photo of a P-500 reader his firm recently installed to control access to a brand new mausoleum located in Flushing, New York. Note the crypt, shown here under construction, is visible through the open door.

The P-500, a member of the Pyramid Series Proximity® line of 125-kHz proximity readers and credentials backed by Farpointe's lifetime warranty, is designed to be installed indoors or out. Mr. Geller reports the end user will deploy PSK-3 key fob credentials, and that the reader is tied to an electronic access control system from DSX Access Systems, Inc.

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