News for the Access Control Professional

MAY 2019

Defending Physical Security Devices from Hackers

Understand your organization’s threat and plan accordingly

By Scott Lindley
General Manager, Farpointe Data

As seen on SecurityInfoWatch

Hacking—the gaining of unauthorized access to electronic data—has evolved as a serious threat. Protecting access control systems from hackers is imperative. Hackers look for the easiest path in, leveraging many different physical assets, including those within the enterprise-class security system itself.

They typically start with hardware, such as wireless components or system controllers, which will give them access to specific computers. Then, those computers may give them access to both the target's external and internal Internet. Apple CEO Tim Cook warns, "The hacking community aren't hackers anymore; they are sophisticated enterprises."

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P-640 Reader and Keypad

With Auto-Unlock, select a favorite mobile access credential (marked with a star) and immediately release it for presentation anytime the Conekt Wallet App is selected.

Product Spotlight: CONEKT™ Wallet App Update Increases User Convenience

Farpointe's latest version of the Conekt Wallet App, version 1.1.0, now integrates new advantages that Apple iOS 12 delivers—such as 3-D touch, Widget and Auto-Unlock.

These Conekt Wallet App advantages are available immediately and will continue to operate securely behind the native PIN and biometric defenses of users' smartphones.

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P-300 in Scotland

Spotted on the Street

Recently in Scotland, Stephen "Shep" Sheppard spotted the Pyramid Series Proximity® P-300 reader shown here. Located in the shadow of Edinburgh's famous castle, this is just one of many Farpointe readers installed by Mr. George Rae of Braemax Ltd, and here is tied to a Keri electronic access control system.

The P-300 is:

  • Backed by Farpointe's lifetime warranty;
  • Inventoried typically for immediate shipment;
  • And features best-in-class read range and speed.

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