Rack Security Control For 3rd Party Building Management Systems (BMS)
The TZ Praetorian™ has been designed to provide rack security control to existing 3rd party BMS access control systems. Through this integration it is possible to extend the access control of the building’s management system down to the physical security and auditing of individual 19” racks.
The TZ Praetorian provides rack security control to existing 3rd party BMS access control systems. Through this integration it is possible to extend the access control of the building’s management system down to the physical security and auditing of individual 19” racks.
Using the same ID cards as used for building access it is possible to provide timed authorisation to nominated rack doors, together with discrete event monitoring and system access reporting. The TZ Praetorian™ system is scalable through industry standard structured cabling between TZ components and the access control system to manage any number of racks, allowing the system to grow as your security requirement grows.
Data centre racks are connected to the TZ Praetorian™ system and are monitored by both the BMS access controller and the TZ Praetorian™ Junction. The status of each rack door is indicated on the TZ Praetorian™ Trigger and each TZ SlideHandle™. When a valid RFID card is swiped across the card reader LED lights on the TZ Praetorian™ Trigger and TZ SlideHandle™ will flash orange to indicate which racks can be accessed. On releasing a TZ SlideHandle™ the indicating LED will turn green, and then when the rack door is closed the LED will then return to red. All the time the status and event information will be communicated back to the controller to maintain the audit trail.
TZ Praetorian™ System Components
An intelligent locking device that offers a drop-in replacement for legacy manual swing-handle data centre cabinet locks.
Integrates a high load Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) actuated locking mechanism with touch to release option, multi-color LED status indicator, manual key over-ride, electronic door status sensor and RJ-45 connector.
Powered and controlled via standard Cat5e / Cat6 cabling through a TZ Praetorian™ Junction.
TZ Praetorian™ Trigger
An indicator and interface device that visually communicates the status of up to 12 doors and allows authorised users to open doors with the push of a single button.
Coloured LEDs behind each button indicates the locking state of the cabinet or enclosure doors.
TZ Praetorian™ Junction
Interprets relay output from enterprise BMS access control systems and responds with the status of other system components.
Provides data communication and power to one or two TZ Praetorian™ Triggers and either 12 or 24 RJ45 ports that connects to TZ SlideHandles™ and/or other TZ locking devices through structured cabling.
Provides pluggable screw terminal blocks for either 12 or 24 connections to the I/O cards of access control systems.
Can be mounted in a 19” 1U rack space, wall, shelf, or anywhere else convenient to the access controller and a structured cable patch panel.