News for the Access Control Professional

MARCH 2021

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Security Readers
& Credentials Evolve

Options in the world of access control readers and credentials continue to grow, but which is best for your project?

By Courtney Wolfe
SDM Managing Editor

As seen on SDM

Access control readers and credentials have certainly come a long way in the past decade. The technology has now almost completely replaced traditional locks and keys, and the variety of products available is vast. Opportunities abound for security integrators and dealers in the credentials and readers space.

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Guide to selecting access control credentials

Private label readers and credentials

Farpointe Readers Earn OSDP Verified Mark by SIA

Farpointe Data is honored to be among the first three manufacturers to have earned the Security Industry Association's (SIA's) new OSDP Verified mark on its mobile, contactless smartcard and proximity solutions.

The Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), which was recently made a global standard by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), provides interoperability among various companies' access control and security products.

According to SIA, the OSDP Verified mark instills confidence in integrators, specifiers and practitioners that devices have been tested and verified to meet stringent SIA OSDP standards.

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Supply Chain News Update

Maersk Working with Stakeholders on Port Congestion and Export Issues

As seen on Supply Chain Dive

Equipment availability and port congestion roiled the shipping industry in the second half of 2020, and the logistics community has predicted continued bottlenecks through at least the Lunar New Year. Maersk is working with stakeholders to address U.S. export and congestion challenges stemming from an ongoing surge in imports at U.S. seaports.

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Lead-time Update

Product Lead-Time Updates

In response to the global supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, including those underpinning the electronic security industry, Farpointe is pleased to offer our partners a weekly lead-time update on key products.

View a sample update, and if you are interested in receiving these weekly emails, you can request to be added to our email list.

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