ASSA ABLOY Electronic Security Hardware Forsythe Data Center Partner to Deliver Innovative Security Service

March 15, 2018
HES KS200 Server Cabinet Locks Offer Individualized Access Control and Audit Trail Accountability

PHOENIX, Arizona  — ASSA ABLOY Electronic Security Hardware, the world’s premier supplier of access control components, is taking asset protection to the next level at Forsythe Data Center. More than 200 HES KS200 Server Cabinet Locks are now delivering powerful real-time access control to individual server cabinet locks in a single-card system at the Elk Grove Village, Illinois facility.

"We realized that our customers were looking for a way to control, credential and capture an audit trail at the cabinet level," said Steve Harris, Vice President, Data Center Development, Forsythe. "We saw this as a unique service break through, and we began offering the HES KS200 Server Cabinet Locks with Wiegand wiring to our customers.”

The HES KS200 Series Integrated Wiegand Cabinet Locks extend access control to protect data center assets from intrusion and expensive downtime by bringing real-time access control in a single-card system to individual server cabinet doors. With multi-technology reader capabilities and mechanical key override, the KS200 locks integrate easily with existing electronic access control systems.

“Forsythe is a forward-focused and dynamic customer with the best interest of their clients always driving their business model,” said Chris Hobbs, Business Development Leader, ASSA ABLOY. “It’s exciting to work on something new that will really make a difference in the business success of our customers.”

One of the largest independent IT integrators in North America, Forsythe is using the HES KS200 cabinet locks to strengthen access control in several different ways. From the smaller meet-me rooms to the large telecom rooms, each cabinet has different networking within it, often with different service providers needing access.

“This cabinet lock system is allowing us to take security even further,” explained Harris. “Our customers from the insurance, healthcare and financial markets appreciate the higher level of security, auditability and accountability. The HES KS200 cabinet locks are allowing us to make a significant step forward in providing peace of mind for our clients.”

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