Meesons – London 1 Data Center

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Meesons – London 1 Data Center



Read this case study from Meesons It details their work on the first phase of a brand new data centre development for a global data centre operator.

Located in Dagenham, East London, London 1 Data Center has been operational since December 2020.

The Requirements

The operator required a range of entrance control solutions as part of a layered approach to security. This was to prevent unauthorised access and provide protection from physical attack.

Having installed entrance control security at some of the clients other sites, Meesons were approached to provide such solutions for the new data centre.

A Layered Security Approach

A guardhouse on the perimeter of the data centre was built to enable pedestrian access to the site. Meesons installed three lanes of EasyGate SPD-G Speed Gates. This made the best use of available space and provides a high holding force. This prevents the wings from being forced open by unauthorised users.

A large C190 Security Portal added a layer of security against a physical attack on the facade of the building. This portal provided the ideal solution as it meets a proven level of resistance to physical attack, whilst maintaining a high level of architectural appeal.

Meesons added a further level of security to prevent unauthorised users from accessing the data halls. E1G Security Portals were installed creating a secure line to the data hall entrance. Integration of the client's preferred biometric readers within the portals allowed full visibility of transits into and out of the data hall. In addition each Security Portal was fitted with ultrasonic anti-tailgating sensors and an IP-rated 2-zone pressure mat to provide dual verification.

The Outcome

In conclusion, Meeson's work installing the Speed Gates and third-party certified Security Portals have increased the level of security and delay at each of the layers, helping to create a highly secure site.

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Published 4th January 2022