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The Growth of Data 

 

In today’s world, data is currency. With advances in technology and global reliance on tech, it’s certain that the number of data centres across the world will dramatically increase in the coming years and decades. There are more than 450 data centres within the UK and over 2600 in the US.

Due to the increase in not only the number of data centres, but their workloads, there needs to be a corresponding rise in the perimeter security that is installed at each of these sites. Thus, matching the capacity and importance of the data centres, with their physical security. 

The very first digital ‘virus’, was detected in the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPNET), in the form of the ‘Creeper Virus’ in the early 1970s. Since then, the development of digital security practices against attacks has been at the forefront of data security. But at the same time, the efforts which have been channeled into physical security have not been the same. 

But at CLD, this isn’t the case. We have years of experience in developing, designing, and manufacturing security systems. Our range of Data centre fencing and gates offer the highest level of protection, with a guaranteed delay against attack.

 

 

Data Centre Fencing FAQs 

 

What are the requirements for Data Centre Fencing?


To ensure that physical data remains safe from harm, data centre fencing must meet certain requirements. These include: 

 

  • Secure parking areas
  • Protection of the exterior of the data centre building 
  • Secure and controlled entrances and exits for authorised staff, visitors, and for deliveries 
  • Protection against vehicle-borne attacks (HVM) 
  • Controlled access to the data centre building 
  • Protection of the external perimeter from being compromised, either by being scaled, burrowed under, or cutting through 
  • Security fencing and gate systems must be used in conjunction with other security measures e.g. security lighting, and CCTV
  • Security fencing and gate systems must be aesthetically pleasing, and blend with the surrounding environment

Why is Data Centre Fencing important?


Data Centres have access to unprecedented levels of data. It is important to protect data from digital hackers, but the data also needs to be protected in the physical sense. Therefore, security-rated fencing is of the utmost importance for these buildings and keeping data secure. As a physical security breach has the potential risk just like a digital attack would.

This is why, at CLD, we understand how vital data centre fencing is in the wider security strategy of sites. The ultimate goal is to detect potential threats early on and then allow enough time to intercept a risk or threat.

Erecting a Government approved security fencing system at a data centre will only instill confidence for your clients. Providing them with peace of mind that their data is secure, and the risk of data being compromised is significantly reduced, because of the high-quality security fencing.

Protecting your data in the physical world

Our range of Data Centre fencing and gate systems provide anti-climb protection. Plus additional security options offer a guaranteed delay against attack.

This is due to the testing and certification of LPS 1175 by the Loss Prevention Certification Board.

 

  • Our Securus S1 system provides a guaranteed minimum delay of 60 seconds. 
  • The Securus S2 fencing solution provides an increased minimum delay of 3 minutes. 
  • Securus S3 provides again an increased guaranteed minimum delay of attack of 5 minutes. 
  • Our latest in high-level security fencing. Securus S4 provides a minimum delay of attack of 10 minutes.

Deter, detect and delay

 

Physical data centre security is part of the layered approach to the security strategy for data sites. Systems need to deter, detect and delay any kind of intruder who attempts to access physical data from data centres.

 

Does your physical security…

Deter. Does your physical perimeter offer a visual deterrent against attack? 

Detect. Does your perimeter fencing allow for the detection of an attacker before they breach your site? 

Delay. Has your physical perimeter been tested to an industry standard, to allow you to factor in the delay time of a sustained attack? 

Fencing and Gate Systems

  • LPS1175 SR1 Security Rated Fencing Systems

  • LPS1175 SR2 Security Rated Fencing Systems

  • LPS1175 SR1 - SR3 Security Rated Sliding Gates

  • LPS1175 SR2 Security Rated Swing Gates

  • LPS1175 SR3 Panic Out Security Rated Gates

  • Bi Folding Trackless Gates

  • Pedestrian Turnstiles

Physical Data Centre Access Control 

 

Whilst fencing and perimeter security are vital, another key area of security for data centres is access control. The control and safety and those entering and leaving the building. Having secure access where staff and visitors are safe should work alongside your security fencing. Access control should provide the same levels of protection against risks.

Over the past few years, CLD’s research and development department has worked on creating a world’s first in access control. By designing, testing, and creating the first LPS 1175-certified security-rated sliding gate systems. We are now the only company in the world to offer SR1, SR2, and SR3 versions of access control, in both swing and sliding variants.

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