Physical Security for Data Centres and IT Server Racks

Rack Handle Solution for Security, Compliance, Convenience

Why the Borer Rack Handle Solution?

A scaleable, high security solution for racks and cabinets for any sized organisation, configured for your specific requirements, with all important audit trail reporting.

  • Secure unlimited number of racks
  • Provide access to authorised and authenticated users only with RFID Card
  • Access control levels of authority allow access to single rack/cabinet or many racks or cabinets
  • Provide a full audit trail of all users and activity
  • Prove compliance with security regulations
  • Monitor temperature of racks/cabinets
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Server Rack Handle - right or left handed (locked)

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Server Rack Handle (unlocked and open)

Physical Rack Security for High Priority Data Protection

Borer's Rack Handle Physical Security Solution allows you to manage who is accessing your racks, when, and for how long, while monitoring rack temperature and security.

Borer’s Rack Handle Solution powered using PoE offers an integrated access control and monitoring system for any data centre or server room environment, as well as any application where cabinet security is high priority.

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You need to know that whoever is accessing your data and IT equipment has the required PERMISSIONS and TRAINING.

Server Room Security requires an integrated access control and monitoring system. Borer's Server Rack Security Solution works alongside the FUSION software access control system.

In the high priority server room security data centre environment where most digital routers are heavily fortified with firewalls and other security, most data protection is based on the company assets being protected against malicious physical attack from intruders.

Borer's Rack Handle Access Control solution is capable of protecting an unlimited number of racks/cabinets. It also has the ability to integrate ONVIF compliant CCTV systems in order to bring up live and recorded camera feeds to monitor access within a data centre environment. Alongside a floor plan GUI, operators are able to view a graphical representation of their site showing door, lock and rack status, and alert to any issues.
The live FUSION central software status offers the ability to view up-to-date events and shows who is accessing the racks and for how long, and presents live alarm monitoring.

Multi-user Client Access allows authorised personnel to interrogate the system from any workstation on your network, reducing operating costs by monitoring all server room security sites from a single security office. Operators are able to apply specific access groups to individuals and even specify a time window if required.

The rack handle readers can work with MIFARE® Classic, MIFARE Plus® and MIFARE® DESFire® cards, depending on the application and security level required.

Data Breach
Average Cost
Server Outages
due to human error
Outage Average Cost
due to Human Error
Perceived Threat
Negligent or Malicious Employees

Data Breach Stats

Data breach attacks carried out by insiders (IBM Study 2016)
Business users who say they have access to company data that they probably shouldn't see
Enterprise security executives reported an attempted theft or data breach - last 12 months
Organisations that rank their insider prevention methods as effective

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Audit Trail and Reporting

The Rack Handle Solution provides physical security with Audit Trail Reporting as proof of compliance with data security legislation. Below are a sample of regulations which specify the physical security protection requirement of data and equipment:

  • Rack Status — front or rear open, or handle unlocked
  • Door Forced alarm
  • Handle Forced alarm
  • Open Unattended — alarm will sound if user leaves the room leaving the rack open
  • Time Open — alarm will sound if rack is left open too long (max 4 hours)
  • Monitoring Rack Temperature — probes monitor and report on rack temperature and provide local and central alarms if rack is too hot (failed air-conditioning, rack fans, etc.)
  • Maintenance Functions — alarm sounders can be muted for rack service and maintenance operations


PoE compatible

Provides electrical power and data to devices, such as card readers and electric door locks, over standard CAT5e/6 cable

Easy to install and use

Simple retrofit, no cutting required, adaptor kits available

Local monitoring

Multi-colour LED indicator provides alarm notifications, such as 'swing-handle not locked', and visual aid to show when the swing-handle is locked correctly

Remote alarm monitoring

FUSION provides operators with up-to-date live events in graphical and text format for quick alarm management

Remote releases

Release can be issued remotely by designated administrators who have been supplied with specific access privileges on the FUSION system

CCTV interface

Allows a floor plan design to be accessed and cameras to be allocated to either individual cameras or banks of cameras, and be accessed whenever required


Can be used with either right or left handed doors


Glass filled nylon and cast zinc construction

Built-in reflective optical sensor

Used for monitoring the swing-handle status

Surface mount

Simple surface mount design that can be fitted by OEM cabinet manufacturers


Data Centres

Single or multiple server racks in co-location data centres


Medical cabinets, pharmaceutical drug storage and dispensing


Secure and monitor access to sensitive records


Secure and monitor access to financial records, classified documents

Refrigerated Storage

Secure and monitor temperature of laboratory storage


Switch/plant rooms, hazardous material storage cabinets

Other Applications

Enhances security

Prevents door access by tampering with the card access reader head

Safeguards equipment

Safeguards the electrical equipment connected to the circuit by only supplying power following device identification and evaluation

Protects the CAT5e/6 cable

Monitors the energy delivered providing a 47V current limited power source

Reduced equipment cost

Eliminates the requirement for local mains outlet, power supply and battery at every door

Reduces installation cost

Eliminates the local mains wiring, which in most countries - for legal and insurance reasons - has to be installed by a qualified and/or licensed electrician

Reduces energy consumption

Energy reduction of as much as 80% using intelligent Power over Ethernet power management