Farpointe Data announced that access control integrators and end-users can help eliminate hacking of the Wiegand network by implementing its Ranger long-range receivers installed in the locked security closet, with the electronic access control panels.

The 433 MHz receivers use either 2-button or 4-button transmitters to open two or four different doors per receiver from ranges up to 200 feet (61 m). Each button outputs transmitter data over separate Wiegand outputs, yet the receiver installs for integration with card access control systems.

“One of the biggest threats to hacking the Wiegand data lines are installs of proximity and smart card readers on the outside, unsecured sides of buildings,” explained Scott Lindley, president of Farpointe Data. “Even if the reader is fully potted and secured with security screws, it could still be removed exposing the sensitive data lines to troublemakers.”

With the Ranger receiver in the security closet, there would be no access readers installed at the door; thus, no Wiegand data lines are ever exposed to the outside of the building. To enter the facility, the system user presses the appropriate button on the Ranger transmitter to gain access to any exterior entrance at a distance set by the user. The receiver will accept the signal and forward it to the access panel, which will unlock the door.

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