Data centers require unique security solutions to ensure that their customers’ most critical assets are protected from theft. LightEdge, a premier provider of cloud and colocation services in the Midwestern United States, sought a biometric solution that matched the company’s high-level goals of security and futuristic design.
Beginning in 2018, LightEdge sought to standardize on biometrics for a unique security application for both employees and visitors. Prior to modernizing their access control, LightEdge was using a hand geometry-based system to activate visitor cards as part of their check-in process and to secure critical areas with mantraps. Across LightEdge’s seven locations in the Midwestern United States, the security system would have to provide access control for hundreds of people including data center employees, tenants and visitors at each location. Further, LightEdge has experience with RS2’s access control software and the HID SEOS cards used at card reader doors, so their new biometric solution would need to be compatible with existing solutions.
Standardizing On Futuristic Biometric Access Control Locks Down Unique Security Workflow
LightEdge selected the Invixium IXM TITAN because it is a high security biometric solution that blends air-tight access control with sophisticated design thanks to its multi-biometric capabilities and elegant construction with an all-aluminum body and a 5.0” LCD screen to display authentication instructions. The installed system is integrated with AccessIt! by RS2 Technologies and has replaced hand geometry and card readers at two of LightEdge’s seven locations so far. After two years of continued use, LightEdge is pleased that this system offers the high security and fitting design promised, in addition to the partnership and expertise offered by both RS2 and Invixium.
LightEdge’s benefits of migrating to access control with IXM TITAN include:
- Future-Focused Security: Biometrics offer the highest level of security possible, and touchless face recognition like that offered by IXM TITAN project an outward appearance of future-focus and sophistication.
- Seamless Transition: Integration with RS2’s access control software ensures a smooth transition from LightEdge’s previous biometric solution to Invixium’s solution, so employees and visitors can enjoy a seamless experience.
- Sophisticated Design: The overall design of IXM TITAN, featuring an aluminum body and large IPS LCD screen, evokes an image of design-consciousness and elegance for users.
- Standardized Support: Standardizing on Invixium and RS2 allows the centralized LightEdge IT and security teams to better support each data center.
“Uncompromising security is integral to Invixium’s DNA,” said Shiraz Kapadia, CEO & President at Invixium. “We understand that Data Centers like LightEdge need high-security solutions to assure their clients that their information and assets are protected from theft. IXM TITAN continues to deliver that and more with our signature security expertise and exquisite design that perfectly meet the demands of our most future-focused customers.”
“LightEdge requires uncompromising security. Biometrics help us ensure the high level of accuracy we demand from our access control system. Our direct relationship with Invixium provides us with tailored support from a company that’s large enough to support our needs, but also intimate enough to be very personal. Standardizing on RS2 and Invixium helps us ensure that our system upholds our values of high security, modernness and futuristic design,” said John Martin, Director of Data Center Operations at LightEdge Solutions.
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