Top ways to physically secure data centres


The rise of cloud computing has seen many data centres spring up across the country. If you are in charge of one, looking after it with effective data centre security is key. While cyber-security is naturally a major part of this, you should not forget about physical security. Making sure your premises are secured physically from intruders is vital. If they were to gain easy access instead, then they could run off with hardware full of sensitive details. Even if they did not steal anything, they could hack into servers to plant bugs or access information.

But what are the best ways to beef up your physical data centre security?

Physically secure data centres with top-quality security fencing

Perhaps the most common and cost-effective way is to install perimeter fencing. Woven or welded mesh is usually considered the best type to use as it is strong, tough to climb and hard to cut through. It also projects a firm visual deterrent to would-be intruders as they approach your site. With this kind of security fencing around your perimeter, you will keep your data centre much more secure.


Of course, the next most common security feature you will see on most sites is CCTV. This network of cameras helps you keep an eye on your whole grounds from one central control room. It is also superb for early warning of any potential issues as you will see what is unfolding on-screen. This early warning is great for warning what to expect and extra time to plan for it.

Security doors

Another fabulous way to protect your data centre is to focus on doors and entrances. Many sites will use security doors that need an authorised staff card or code to gain access through. This naturally helps keep out anyone who should not be there. However, these doors are usually pretty tough also to stop people simply trying to break them down.

Let Zaun help with your security fencing needs.

If you need physically secure data centres, call Zaun today. We are experts in the installation of this type of fencing for data centres.

Get in touch today for more details.

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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