Paxton’s Net2 Provides Advanced Security at the UK’s Leading Data Hosting Centre

Product Profile

  • 32 door Net2 system from Paxton
  • Iris scanner
  • Bullet proof security booth
  • CCTV integration
  • Gyron are a leading UK provider of data centre services. The dynamic company has expanded from their London Docklands facility to a new site in Hemel Hempstead, where they offer customers the highest standards for colocation and managed hosting.

    They have a diverse range of clients, from government departments and large IT consultancies to multi-billion dollar global enterprises. It is essential to offer them a high level of security at Gyron's facilities.

    Ben Miller, Gyron's Operations Director says: "Think of us as technical landlords, some customers are hosting up to a quarter of a million websites each. They really need to be sure of how advanced our technical facilities are."

    Robin Balen, Gyron's Managing Director says: "In addition to ensuring all the technical aspects of our new centre are first class, we needed to ensure that our security systems are top class as well."

    An important part of the security offered is the access control system.  Robin says: "Without access control we wouldn't have any customers."

    Net2 provides the flexibility needed and the audit trail that is essential for Gyron's business. Anyone visiting Gyron has to pass through stringent security. Barriers and rising bollards protect the car park, with the secure data centre guarded by a full height, bullet proof glass ‘man trap'. 

    Users gain access using their token then, once inside, an iris recognition reader checks their credentials and performs an ultrasonic scan to ensure only one person is present, before granting access to the secure area. The iris reader is linked into the Net2 system, giving a full event log of people moving into and out of this area.

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    Technical Specification

    Make Paxton Access
    Manufacturer Paxton Access Limited
    Model code 682-493
    Series Net2 Series
    Controller Type Networkable
    Max No. of Doors per Controller 1
    No of Cardholders 10,000
    Networkable Yes
    Communication Type RS485, TCP/IP Ethernet
    Reader Max. Distance m 1,000
    Electrical Specifications Voltage: 11~15 VDC
    Power Consumption: 200 mA
    Physical Specifications Dimensions mm: 115 x 126 x 30
    Environmental Specifications Operating Temp oC: 0 ~ 55
    Additional info The Net2 plus control unit connects to the central administration PC using an RJ45 plug into a standard TCP/IP Ethernet network. RS485 connection. One Net2 plus control unit can be the network interface to the LAN and also run a wired RS485 daisy chain of other Net2 plus or Net2 classic units, removing the need for an independent TCP/IP to RS485 converter. Flash memory. Diagnostic LEDs.
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