Why do data centres need high security fencing?

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High-security fencing protects important sites from intruders and is used famously at world events like the NATO summit and the Olympics. However, other key sites need to use high-security fencing; one of these is data centres. While many businesses focus on cybersecurity to keep their important information safe, they mustn’t fail to neglect the importance of physical security.

What are data centres?

A data centre is a secure facility where businesses choose to house their key IT infrastructure. This includes storage systems, switches and servers. Instead of keeping this infrastructure in house, many businesses choose to store it in a data centre, which could be shared with other businesses and organisations. Businesses also don’t have to deal with the centre directly to use the facilities. If they use any cloud-based services, this data is also located in data centres.

How fencing can help

The data held in these centres are susceptible and contains private information. Therefore, appropriate protection must be used to ensure that no intruders can access the data centre. High-security fencing is an essential protection option for data centres. Some guidelines and standards measure how secure a fence is for this purpose. Depending on the level of protection the fence offers, it will be graded between SR1 to SR4, in line with the Loss Prevention Standard 1175. In addition, the PAS 68 HVM benchmark is used to measure how well the fence can protect against vehicle-borne breaches.

Integrated systems

To fully protect against intruders, data centres need integrated systems. These systems incorporate the high-security fence, buried perimeter intruder detection, CCTV cameras, alarm triggers and high-tech video analytics. With these sophisticated systems, intruders will be spotted and deterred from entering instantly, ensuring data protection.

Zaun Fencing can help you to protect your data centre. We provide high-tech perimeter fencing which offers reliable protection and security, keeping your data out of the wrong hands. For more information, contact us today.

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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