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Why the Word 'Portals' Should be Eliminated from Mobile Access Discussions

As data rich targets, portals make PACS vulnerable to hackers and regulatory compliance issues

By Tom Piston
East Coast Sales Manager, Farpointe Data

As seen on SecurityInfoWatch

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

A special word of caution needs to be emphasized when changing over to mobile systems. Many mobile credential solutions require the use of back-end portals.

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Join us for our 8th annual Friends of Farpointe event at ISC West on Wednesday, April 10, 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


Tom Piston
East Coast Sales Manager


Shep Sheppard
Key Accounts Sales Manager

Published March 6, 2019 | Updated March 12, 2019

Mobile Smartphone Access Control

The Wallet As You Know It May Be Dying

By Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY

You grab your keys, smartphone and wallet when you leave the house. Would it be such a disaster if you left that last one behind?

In the not too distant future, it may not be. Your physical wallet is on borrowed time.

Your phone, after all, increasingly provides the utility in digital form for the many reasons you schlep a Costanza-sized billfold in the first place, from showing off pictures to making mobile payments.

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Conekt Mobile-Ready Contactless Smartcard Reader

Farpointe's CONEKT™ Bluetooth Readers Feeling the Love on Social Media


We love working to keep #LKLD safe and secure. With RS2 Technologies and Farpointe Data solutions, #dynamicsecurity is providing Bluetooth access control readers for Catapult Lakeland’s new location, Catapult 3.0!
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Farpointe Around The World

Farpointe in the UK

Farpointe’s P-640 Proximity Reader and Keypad located at a car park in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. The access control system is by Farpointe partner, RBH Access.

Farpointe in Hawaii

A Ranger WRR-44 Long-Range Receiver guards access to a resort in Hawaii. "It's the best access control investment we've made," says the resort's facilities manager.

Farpointe in Dubai

At Dubai International Airport (DXB), Farpointe’s Delta6.4 Contactless Smartcard Reader and Keypad helps secure the exclusive Emirates Terminal 3.

Farpointe in Finland

Schneider Electric in Espoo, Finland, is using a Ranger WRR-44 Long-Range Receiver to let employees drive into their underground garage.

From Asia to Africa, Europe to Australia, Farpointe is proud to support our access control system partners around the globe.

Shep Sheppard
Key Accounts Sales Manager


Scott Pearson
Independent Sales Director, EMEA

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