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Farpointe’s MAXSecure Provides Increased Security to Card-Based Access Control Systems

Farpointe Data, the access control industry’s global partner of choice for premium RFID solutions, today announced that access control manufacturers and integrators can now provide their customers with a way to protect their card-based systems from skimming, eavesdropping and relay attacks. Skimming occurs when the attacker uses an unauthorized reader to access information on the unsuspecting victim’s RFID card or tag without consent.

Access Control Systems: Six Key Planning Steps

At one time, the function of an access control system was simply to enable facilities to control the ability to enter and leave without using hard keys, while creating a logging system with no paper. Access control systems have evolved into multi-faceted tools that can control the movement of people and assets, support video, and integrate cameras as well as financial and vending systems — all with the use of one smartcard or token. Because of this complexity, it’s essential to follow the proper steps in planning access control systems.

Zwipe Biometric Card Holders Can Use Installed Proximity and Smart Card Readers

Among the enhancements to its biometric card, Zwipe announced that presently installed proximity card readers, as well as smart card readers, can now be used by organizations that want to add biometric authorization to their verification process without having to implement biometric readers.

Vanderbilt Industries Announces New Lite Blue Web-Based Access Control Solution

Vanderbilt Industries, a global leader in access control innovation, today announced the introduction of lite blue™, a new 2-door web-based access control system with expansion capabilities to 8 devices. lite blue boasts the same easy-to-use software as the company’s bright blue® Intelligent Access Management System and is easily upgradeable to a full bright blue 32-door […]

Ready for Hybrid Access Control?

Ready for Hybrid Access Control? Today, there are three major initiatives for cards and credentials on college and healthcare campuses. Every security director needs to be aware of them. 1. Smart cards are becoming the credential of choice. If you presently use magnetic stripe or proximity cards, start planning for the switchover now. 2. It’s going to be a hybrid world. Although smart cards will be the credential of choice, multiple types of credentials such as key systems, PINs, various cards and biometrics , will still be necessary for certain operations. Adding specialized credentials to such areas is possible. And, even though you may be using multiple credentials, you still will want one system to manage all of them. 3. Get ready for new technologies such as near field communications (NFC) . With NFC-enabled smart phones, you will be able to employ your employees’/customers’ own smart phones as access credentials, just like they would use smart cards. Start preparing now. Now a smart credential, which costs about the same as a proximity card, provides a higher level of security, more convenience and far greater functionality. As used on campuses and in newer access control systems, smart credentials have the ability to manage access, payments and many other functions much more securely. For instance, MIFARE DESFire EV1 smart cards offer several layers of security, including mutual authentication. This creates the ability for the client to verify or authenticate the server. These smart credentials also provide: AES 128-bit encryption, a key […]

Zwipe Launches Biometric Access Card With Fingerprint Cards Sensor

zwipe logo December 2, 2013 –  Zwipe  has just launched a biometric access card, with fingerprint touch sensors from Fingerprint Cards . According to the company, the new card is multi-functional and is ISO 14443 compliant. Fingerprint data is stored on the card itself. “Providing secure personal ID authentication in an easy-to-use portable device has been our goal,” Kim Kristian Humborstad, CEO of Zwipe said. “Together with FPC’s touch sensor, we have achieved this in our Zwipe Access biometric card. The card provides a secure environment, protecting user data while still being able to communicate easily with access control systems using standard interfaces. FPC’s fingerprint sensors deliver the performance and functionality that our card product requires in an application where low power consumption and compact size are crucial.” “The access control market using cards and tokens is expanding constantly and the challenge is to combine security with user convenience,” Thomas Rex, EVP Sales & Marketing of Fingerprint Cards said. “Zwipe’s biometric card is the solution to this and is a state-of-the-art product that really pushes the limits to what is possible to do on a card today. The use of a touch sensor provides an enhanced user experience and is in line with the worldwide trend of integrating touch sensors into portable devices.” Reported previously , Fingerprint Cards also recently launched a capacitive fingerprint touch sensor for Android and Windows that had a major effect on the company’s share price almost instantly. According to a recently-published report, the overall electronic […]

HID Global Sees Gradual Shift From Smart Cards to NFC

With NFC on access control, it will be able to drive to a level of critical acceptance Interviews | by Sharath Kumar BANGALORE, INDIA: We are about to embark on a new generation of access control technology in which mechanical keys – and even plastic smart cards – are either replaced – or at least, augmented — by digital keys and portable digital identity credentials that can be securely provisioned onto NFC-enabled smartphones and other mobile devices. In an interaction with CIOL, Ranjit Nambiar, director of sales, India and SAARC, HID Global shared insights on applications of NFC technology day-to-day businesses that are set to take off in India. Excerpts: CIOL: Can you share with us your journey from RFID cards to NFC Ranjit Nambiar: HID Global comes with an identity security background, which means, we are into the business of basically securing identities. Identities could be in any form. It could be in biometrics, access control, IT authentication, card control. If you look at the core of our technology, most of the solutions of what we have, Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is one of them. We extensively use RFID with respect to secure identity solution. We have other businesses also, which are non RFID centric. It’s a secure identity business with RFID as a core technology is what we use. We have come out with a new series of physical access control readers which are NFC enabled. The platform is called the ICLASS SE. ICLASS is a brand of […]