Most enterprises now have a hybrid data center model — a mix of legacy, private cloud and public cloud infrastructures. Owning a data center, even a small one, is like owning a home — you have to pay for everything and keep up with all the repairs. If you cut corners and fail to upgrade your equipment when necessary, you may put your enterprise at risk. For these reasons, many enterprises are choosing to house their data in a colocation facility.
Like your home, you need to heighten your physical security to meet third-party audits. Many security audits are becoming standard and no longer just apply to healthcare and financial organizations. To pass these audits, you will need to increase the physical security and access around your data center. Colocation facilities have proven to have very good physical security. Ideally, colocation facilities have multiple levels of physical security both inside and outside the data center.
OPTEX is providing highly effective detection measures directly to colocation facilities elevating the physical security requirements to their customers by introducing the RLS-2020 “mini” Laser Detector. The Redscan “mini”Laser Detector can provide the clear line of detection for data servers by creating up to 65’ x 65’ (20m x 20m) precise alarm areas for vertical and horizontal spaces. The sensor is able to detect objects as small as .9 inches in diameter. It also has a ‘throw-mode’ to detect fast-moving objects being thrown in the air, or an individual running at 10.06 mph in a straight vertical detection or at 28 mph using a 30 degree angled detection with a 25-millisecond response time.
It’s compact design and flexible mounting options make it easy to install. The UL listed Redscan “mini” can be used as an analog or IP device. It is PoE enabled requiring only 6 watts of power. RLS-2020 can be integrated with popular video and alarm management softwares. It can elevate video surveillance by using the Redscan’s precise alarm detection functions to trigger cameras and motion based events. It works in complete darkness and does not require lighting.
Redscan generates X/Y coordinates of every object detected in its field of view providing you with the precise location of every generated alarm. Now, using OPTEX’s Alarm Logging Software Tool, you can track all generated alarms by the exact X/Y coordinate. This is perfect for providing audit information. In addition, it is perfect to help identifying and minimizing unwanted nuisance alarms.
Active applications for data centers include:
- Securing lobbies and turnstiles from unauthorized entry
- Securing outdoor rooftops and buildings
- Securing indoor rooms protecting walls and ceilings
- Small object detection
- Detect thrown objects
- Outdoor perimeters