Server cabinet locks monitor physical access

Kaba Access Control has introduced an electronic server cabinet lock that secures and monitors access to individual server cabinet doors.

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Kaba Access Control (Winston-Salem, NC) has expanded its E-Plex line of physical access control products to include an electronic server cabinet lock that secures and monitors access to individual server cabinet doors.

"Our engineering team delivered an incredible amount of flexibility and scalability with the server cabinet lock product line, including broad credential support, optional integration with multiple building access control systems, wireless network configurations, and even a stand-alone option that requires no software," comments Mark Allen, marketing manager, Kaba Access Control.

The company contends that safeguarding each cabinet door from unauthorized access, as well as knowing when access has been attempted or granted, can be of critical importance for organizations that have confidential data stored on servers co-located in shared facilities. The E-Plex electronic server cabinet locks can be integrated with a building's access control system for ease of management, so that authorized users may employ the same credential, facility-wide, according to their defined access privileges.

The server cabinet locks can be scheduled to grant access according to credentials for Card only, PIN only, or PIN + Card. A "two-man" rule is available on select models. The lock memory records both authorized user access and unauthorized attempts. This information is delivered to the respective access control system's "dashboard" in seconds where applicable. Other available features include access schedules, door groups, and emergency lockdown.

The E-Plex electronic server cabinet locks are compatible with Lenel access control systems, the E-Plex Enterprise software, and the FIPS 201 software. Credential support includes a variety of RFID smart cards including CAC, PIV, TWIC, FIPS 201, MIFARE, iCLASS as well as 125kHz PROX. For more information, visit

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