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Understanding ID Badging and Access Control

By Scott Lindley
General Manager, Farpointe Data

As seen in Campus Safety

In healthcare and education, it’s critically important to identify and control who comes and goes, but the topics of physical access control and identification badges can be a bit confusing.

Whether access control credentials are called badges, tokens or cards, they limit access to a facility to only those who possess one of these credentials. In many cases, workers can access their work areas but not locations such as food service, while the exact opposite holds true for cafeteria staff. Often, too, the security system is programmed to limit access only during specific time intervals, such as a few hours before and after a scheduled event. This is especially important for those venues that provide access credentials to vendors and/or delivery personnel.

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BIM Files for CONEKT® Readers Are Now Available

Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects are available in both Revit and CAD formats for Conekt BLE / Contactless Smartcard Readers.

* Single reader for mullion and wall-switch mount.

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Thank You to Our Partners!

Events like ISC East allow us the perfect opportunity to build new relationships and reconnect with long-time friends. We want to thank our many partners for their continued support over this past year!

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P-300 in Nashua, NH

Seen on the Street

The P-300 mullion-mount proximity reader shown here was spotted in Nashua, NH, at the office of U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan. This particular reader is tied to an OSSI electronic access control system.

P-300 is a member of Farpointe's Pyramid Series Proximity® line of 125-kHz proximity readers and credentials. It has outstanding read range, excellent read speed, and is backed by Farpointe's lifetime warranty.

P-300 Data Sheet

Season's Greetings

Thank you for another wonderful year! From all of us at Farpointe Data, have a happy and safe holiday season!

Holiday Office Hours

Please note that our offices will be closed on the following days:

  • Tuesday, December 24
  • Wednesday, December 25
  • Tuesday, December 31
  • Wednesday, January 1

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