News for the Access Control Professional

December 2023

LEGIC smartphone access management


Patrick Wimmer, Joey Yanire and Carl Fenger, at LEGIC Identsystems, explain how smartphones can unlock new potential in access management.

By Victoria Rees
Editor, SJA

As seen in Security Journal Americas

In today’s digital landscape, smartphones have evolved into essential multifunctional tools, serving as central hubs for everyday tasks such as payment, identification, health monitoring and communication.

The integration of access management with smartphones represents a pioneering breakthrough in the realm of Physical Identity and Access Management (PIAM), transcending the constraints associated with conventional mechanical keys and plastic keycards, which are frequently lost, misplaced, forgotten, copied or stolen.

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Farpointe keypad reader

Farpointe Pyramid Series Proximity® P-620 Mullion-Mount Reader & Keypad accepts access credential and/or PIN

A Responsible and Relevant Solution to Proximity Vulnerabilities

By Stephen "Shep" Sheppard
Regional Sales Manager North and Key Accounts

With easy availability of hacker card sniffers, such as the Flipper Zero, attention is being given to the vulnerabilities of 125-kHz proximity technology. The fact is though, there is a lot of proximity deployed—and still being deployed——in electronic access control systems. This raises a question: can systems that depend on this technology be made more secure in an efficient and cost-effective way?

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Tech gifts

Holiday Gifts for the Tech Enthusiasts in Your Life

As seen on Security Sales & Integration

It’s that time of the year again: time for grateful managers, bosses and owners to take a moment to reward personnel who have done their best to keep the business going through these rough times. Security Sales & Integration has put together a list of tech-related gifts that are most likely to put a big smile on the faces of even the toughest person to find something unique for.

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Conekt PCR Mobile-Reader Proximity Readers

Conekt Mobile-Ready Proximity Readers:
PCR-640L, PCR-35L and PCR-620L

Spotlight: CONEKT® PCR Mobile-Ready Proximity Readers

Farpointe's Conekt line of mobile-ready readers includes options that support both secure mobile and legacy 125-kHz proximity technology. To assist current proximity users in easily transitioning to a secure mobile solution, PCR readers are capable of reading both Conekt mobile smartphone credentials, as well as traditional physical proximity cards and tags.

Mobile-Ready Proximity Models:

  • PCR-35L 2-in-1 Mullion/Single-Gang Box Reader
  • PCR-620L Mullion-Mount Reader and Keypad
  • PCR-640L Single-Gang Box Mount Reader and Keypad

PCR-35L Data Sheet

PCR-620L/PCR-640L Data Sheet

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If you are experiencing challenges in sourcing RFID readers, ask your access control system provider for Farpointe. Our current lead times for key products are two weeks or less. You can check current lead times using the link below, or call our Customer Service Team.

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Happy Holidays

From all of us at Farpointe Data, we wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season! Please note that Farpointe's offices will be closed on the following days:

Monday, December 25

Tuesday, December 26

Monday, January 1

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