Farpointe Data, the access control industry’s trusted global partner for RFID solutions, has just posted the first radio frequency identification(RFID) Cybersecurity Vulnerability Checklist for access control manufacturers, distributors, integrators, and end users to use to protect their access control systems from becoming hacker gateways to their facilities and IT systems. Knowing what to do is especially important now that government agencies, such as the United States Federal Trade Commission, have begun filing lawsuits against businesses that do not provide good cybersecurity practices.
Farpointe Data, the access control industry’s global partner of choice for premium RFID solutions, today announced that security system access control manufacturers, integrators and dealers can order proximity and smart card credentials with tactile laser engraving. Whether clamshell, printable, printable with magnetic stripe card or key ring or disc tag, Farpointe will permanently laser engrave logos and text, URLs, signature blocks, messaging, other graphics or whatever the manufacturer, integrator or end customer wants.
Eventbrite, the world’s largest self-service ticketing platform, today announced it has started offering an RFID (Radio-frequency identification) solution, designed to help large, multi-day festivals and events streamline entry-management operations, create and enhance revenue streams, and reduce fraud.
The new frontier for biometric technology is now a reality: long range facial recognition for access control. Historically there was fear about capturing and storing biometric information. The second challenge was having to slow down at a door to present credentials, or worse, interact with an unreliable device you had to touch or put your face close to.
If wireless solutions are not on your radar for access control installations, it’s time to take notice of this growing trend in physical security. Such solutions let integrators and end users reap the benefits of a wired system, without the cost of a hardwired system. Implementing a wireless solution often takes less time than its traditional hardwired counterpart. When retrofitting older buildings with new access control systems, wireless systems may literally be the only viable option available.
It’s evident that the majority of security installations are becoming more and more complex. No longer content to monitor and manage separate access control, fire alarm, video surveillance, intrusion, and HVAC control systems, corporate security and technology managers want to consolidate and integrate various disconnected security and facility management systems. At a dramatically increasing pace, the Information Technology department is leading the initiative, particularly given the trend toward convergence of physical and logical security systems.
Assa Abloy Mobile Access for Hospitality went live for the first time last week when Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., introduced SPG Keyless, a keyless entry system allowing Starwood Preferred Guest members to use their smartphone as a key. Rolling out to Aloft, Element, and W Hotels across the globe, SPG Keyless makes its official debut in 10 hotels in markets including Beijing, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles, and Doha.
XTec Incorporated today announced that it was awarded the HSPD-12 Shared Service Provider contract by the General Services Administration. The award is to support the GSA Managed Service Office (MSO) that provides HSPD-12 credential enrollment, issuance, and management for more than 100 federal agencies under the USAccess program.
Allegion PLC (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global provider of security products and solutions, announced Honeywell Pro-Watch customers will be able to implement access control on more doors by integrating the Schlage AD-Series wireless platform into their security management suite, eliminating the need to run wires to each access point, reducing time and associated labor costs.