In-room security is important because it is the final layer before a potential breach could be actioned. Often this is the most dangerous and insecure layer as only deterrents that can be used.
Breaches to physical security can lead to vandalism or theft of critical and expensive equipment, interruptions to service and confidential information potentially falling into the wrong hands.
A layered approach should be taken to physically securing the data centre, as often great thought is given to controlling access to the computer room, however the security of the actual computer rack can often be overlooked.
Devices such as digital sign in, biometrics and CCTV