News for the Access Control Professional


3 Reasons You Should Be Offering Cloud-Based Access Control

Cloud-based access control can make life easier for both the security integrator and the end user, as well as open up new markets and opportunities to integrators.

By Karyn Hodgson
Managing Editor, SDM Magazine

As seen in SDM Magazine

To understand how cloud-based access control can help boost your business, you first have to define what it is—and what it isn’t. While cloud-based "as-a-service" business models are beginning to proliferate across the security industry, when it comes to access control, the terms "hosted" and "managed" seem to be more common; and while these can be cloud-based, they are not necessarily the same thing as cloud-based Access Control as a Service.

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Case Study: The Cloud & Mobile Credentials Leveraged to Streamline Access for Real Estate Agents

With a substantial number of agents and staff across five communities, Calcagni Real Estate, based in Connecticut, faced the challenge of providing streamlined access to their sites without constantly issuing keys and keeping track of them.

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Product Spotlight: CONEKT® CSK-2 Keyfob

CSK-2 is part of the Conekt Mobile Smartphone Access Control ID Solution. In addition to supporting mobile access credentials, Conekt includes a range of traditional physical access credentials, such as cards and the CSK-2 key tag.

CSK-2 Features:

  • 13.56-MHz contactless smartcard technology
  • MIFARE® DESFire® EV2 support
  • Farpointe's exclusive MAXSecure™ and ValidID™ security features
  • ABS housing with a stainless steel frame
  • Up to 1-inch read range
  • 2K memory standard
  • Option to private label

CSK-2 Data Sheet

In the Field

P-640—part of the Pyramid Series Proximity® line of 125-kHz proximity readers and credentials—is a combination reader/keypad that provides enhanced access control security using 2-factor authentication. Installed by Omni Security Systems, the P-640 featured in the video below—along with a Sure-Fi Wiegand Bridge system—is part of an elevator access control solution used to restrict access to certain floors in an office building in Idaho Falls, ID.

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P-640 Data Sheet

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