ASSA ABLOY And Forsythe Data Center Partner To Deliver Innovative Security Service


ASSA ABLOY Electronic Security Hardware 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.”

HES and Securitron united as ASSA ABLOY Electronic Security Hardware in 2018. ASSA ABLOY is a global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety and convenience.


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    • Faith Luther

      Access control systems are vital for many distinct businesses. It can be used at many layers of an overall system. In general, it gives you total control over when and where people can enter the building. It can also help to reduce the chaos that usually occurs in after-hour shifts. Mobile access control reader could assist in the endeavor.

      Access control, though, can help retrieve event data so that you’re able to look at which door was accessed by who at a particular moment. The access control was installed for many decades, and there’ll be some troubles later on without maintenance. Mobile access control key card may help alleviate the burden.

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