The Sera4 Blog

Our thoughts on trends, news, and what's coming next in keyless access control

Modern Cloud Solutions Make On-Premise Deployments Obsolete

In the old days, computer programs ran on a computer. This makes perfect sense in the era where the computer was a standalone […]

Sera4 Security – Your locks are your locks

When we onboard a new customer, we set up a complete cloud environment for our customer. At Sera4, we can only access to […]

Why Go Keyless?

The challenges associated with lost and stolen physical keys are often top of mind when security teams start thinking about keyless options. However, […]

Powered locks: your key to compliance

We’ve written before about the benefits of keyless access control. Traditional keys create a number of challenges for organizations, from the logistics of getting […]

When Subscription Models Make Sense

We encourage anyone buying a product or service to think critically about why it may be sold by subscription. In some cases, the […]

Sera4 IoT Devices: Designed With Security in Mind

We continue to see security threats affecting IoT devices. In this recent Ars Technica article, they share that a lot of these devices are exposed because […]

Cloud Security is Not the Culprit in Recent Cyberattacks

Last week, Silicon Valley-based Internet of Things (IoT) security and surveillance provider Verkada announced a major cyberattack, which allowed hackers to gain access to live feeds and archive video associated […]

Why Reliability is Your Keyless Access Control Program’s Most Important KPI

Keyless access control systems are becoming more common, especially to safeguard critical infrastructure and remote sites. While there are a number of benefits to going […]

Keyless Access Control: Facts and Friction

Keyless access control is changing the way we protect and grant access to critical infrastructure and remote sites. While the technology isn’t new—key […]

Why Tower Companies and Mobile Network Operators Should Share Keyless Access Systems

A lot of value is unlocked (no pun intended!), for both the landlord (towerco) and tenant (MNO) when they share a system, not […]

When Wireless Infrastructure Changes Hands

With the rollout of 5G networks, wireless infrastructure assets, such as cellular towers, are becoming one of the most valuable real estate investments. With 300,000+ towers […]

We sell identity (not just access control)

Security. Reliability. Scalability. These are all things that we’re proud to provide to our customers, and that our customers have come to rely […]

Keyless Padlocks in Winter

Winter is hard on padlocks. We know. We live in Canada. Cold can make oil sticky. Freezing rain and a hard frost can […]

Hidden Access Control: Security through Obscurity

Sometimes the best way to protect something is to hide it. To some people, a keyhole or a padlock or a handle on […]

How Teleporte achieves Scale, Security & Reliability

Our own Jeff Klink is interviewed by SiliconAngle at Kubecon 2020 and authored an article in InformationAge, sharing how Teleporte Cloud is designed […]

Security Update June 2020

Last week the NVD (National Vulnerabilities Database) was updated with 19 new vulnerabilities affecting IoT devices. Specifically, the ICS-Cert advisory for vulnerabilities in […]

The case against Remote Unlock

Every now and again we are asked the question “can we remotely unlock things with Teleporte?”  We understand where the question comes from. […]

Go Keyless

It may not be apparent at first glance: going keyless is about a lot more than just not having to carry around a […]

BIAS against Bluetooth

Another vulnerability of the Bluetooth security stack has been revealed this week: Bluetooth Impersonation AttackS (BIAS). Unfortunately, this highlights another concern with the […]

Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You (Webhooks Are Here)

With every security component added into a critical infrastructure, comes the inherent need for information, automation and control. As the number of critical components […]

High-Security Keyless

In protecting your assets, there is always a tradeoff between convenience and security. For example, when you go into your office every day, […]

Questioning Smart Lock Security

The benefits of installing a keyless smart lock to replace the physical key and cylinder include: Identity: the removal of anonymity from each […]

Failsafe Unlock Explained

The Teleporte keyless access control system uses digital certificates as keys and controlled through a mobile phone application.  We have proven this method to […]

Deploying Teleporte during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest adjustment in business operations in a generation. Authorities worldwide are asking everyone to stay home or to […]

Access Digitization and 5G

The telecom industry has talked about little other than 5G for the past couple of years. All I hear about at IoT or […]

Smart tech is the smart choice so long as it’s well-engineered

A few weeks ago, we learned about Amazon’s ambitious plans for Amazon Key. Amazon Key is a solution that allows Amazon delivery people […]

The Eternal Struggle: Security versus Efficiency

It is a struggle we all know well, we need to decide whether we want to be efficient or secure. Of course in […]

Your Wi-Fi Security is Obsolete!

Today, the world came to know that Wi-Fi has a catastrophic vulnerability in its negotiation of security keys. Unlike the cracking of WEP […]

Will Your Employees’ Mobile Devices Work With New Smart Locks?

Will your employees’ phones all work with the new Smart Locks you want to buy? Designing and supporting a wireless application for the many […]

Being a Co-op at Sera4

As a 2nd year engineering student from the University of Waterloo, there is a lot to be offered when working at a start […]

Why Businesses Need to Retire the Master Key

At Sera4, we make physical assets easily accessible to people who need to get to them, while keeping them safeguarded from others. Many […]