01 July 2012
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A new look at rack access control

The security of a 19 inch electronic racking system normally starts with simple things like locks, handles and hinges but can extend to sophisticated electronic access and monitoring control systems as required.

Specific requirements are generally met with quarter turn locks and compact or slimline swing handles with rod lock capability, coupled with space and cost saving pin hinges, with simple gasket sections to control ingress, including air flow.

Andy Billingham, managing director of EMKA explained further: "Zone locking requirements can be met by a traditional multi-key approach or increasingly by keyless locking/unlocking with radio keys – like the Agent E – or networked and web connectable systems like the ELM electronic access and environmental monitoring and control system."

The ELM system can integrate externally with end user networks and internally with the cabinet power and sensors such as temperature and humidity or acceleration for monitoring vandalism. Online access gives the possibility of even wider connectivity including central power monitoring and on/off control for server reboots.

Paul Gay


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