“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 KS200 Server Cabinet Locks with Wiegand wiring to our customers."

The 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.

“Our customers absolutely love the lock technology, the data we can provide, and the fact that physical keys no longer have to be controlled or managed,” said Keith Zurawski, Director of Data Center Operations at Forsythe.

With more than 200 locks installed, Forsythe is using the 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.

“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.”

“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 KS200 cabinet locks are allowing us to make a significant step forward in providing peace of mind for our clients."
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