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Whitepapers from EMKA UK

Toward Zero Security Breaches with EMKA/Digitus Biometric Technology – 5 considerations for security your sensitive data. Published April 2017
Andy Billingham discusses the importance of security to data centres, colocation facilities and technical data repositories. Clearly it is essential that you safeguard sensitive information from physical theft, hacking, data breaches and human error. This article is intended to help you strengthen your security strategy and identifies and explains 5 important considerations that will help Data Centre Managers protect their data centre.

Cabinet and Enclosure Hardware Developments at EMKA in the 21st Century. Published March 2017
Andy Billingham discusses the way developments in enclosure hardware which have occurred since the Millennium, where the feedback over those years from development products to keep pace with industrial needs, has driven the availability of ubiquitous items like quarter-turn locks and latches and on to multi-level Biometric access systems.

How to protect micro data centres and individual defined high risk cabinets in data centres or co-location situations. Published September 2015
This whitepaper is a must read for managers of small data centres as it addresses the issues involved in physical protection of valuable or sensitive data, right down to the level of a single server cabinet.

Enclosure Security and Vehicle Components – EMKA production technologies revealed. Published February 2015
Discusses how a range of advanced technologies have come together under the EMKA umbrella to meet the needs of applications as diverse as Data Security and vehicle manufacturers – which nonetheless share many common areas of background expertise.

Why Take Security all the way to the Cabinet Door? Published January 2015
“How secure is secure?” This is the million dollar question … or literally, the 7.2 million dollar question – currently considered the average cost for a data security breach. EMKA BioLock cabinet security is able to protect at this level.

Biometric Physical Access Control in Data Centres: Ensuring Regulatory Compliance, with Indisputable Audit Trails. Published August 2014
Describes the compliance environment and how the installation of biometric technology at the cabinet can assist in meeting the security requirements of Data Centres world wide.

Biometric Access Control in Data Centres: Bullet-Proof Physical Security from the Front Door to Server Cabinets. Published August 2014
A piece describing how networked biometric lock technology based at the cabinet can protect from internal threats of server hardware and data theft while providing an absolute audit trail.

Extrusion Processes and Terminology used in specification of Standard and Custom Sealing Profiles. Published April 2014
This whitepaper sheds light on the extrusion processes and terminology used for the benefit of specifiers looking for standard or custom extruded profiles.

The What, Why and How of Rubber Specifications for Sealing Profiles
Published April 2014
An overview of the materials and specifications commonly found in dealing with extruded sealing profiles.

Materials, Properties and Testing of Sealing Profiles. Published April 2014
Detailed information regarding the various materials used, their properties and the various national and international testing methods and standards relevant to sealing profiles.

Structural Aspects of Sealing Profiles. Published December 2013
Covers the many structural concerns in the specification and installation of gasket sealing profiles.

Locking Technology Update. Published April 2013
Describes the continued development of locking systems for specialist enclosures.

Swinghandles – a customer/manufacturer design interaction. Published June 2011.
Once upon a time there was – the L handle and the T handle – which had been around forever and worked OK but had their limitations. So the people at EMKA who understood this considered an alternative approach.

Compression Latches. Published 2009
Compression lock technology has seemed to be rather confined to a limited range of applications until it recently came out of patent protection and now a much wider market is finding it beneficial.

Greater security for sensitive areas in financial services. Published 2005
For most banks of today it’s not enough to have a burglar proof safe. What happens if unforeseen events come about? And who – for instance – has to supervise the flow of control data for the building service.

Mechatronic Symbiosis with Bus. Published November 2005
Mechatronics is a term perhaps most associated with automotive applications. In reality, however, mechatronic solutions are found in almost all areas. Thanks to EMKA this is now increasingly true for the security of switch cabinets.

Cabinet security –  the development of an industry. Published June 2005
The first 20 years of EMKA and its products in the UK.

1/4 turn locks – where did they come from, where are they going? Published June 2005
The rational for 1/4 turn locks – compared to threaded fasteners or L and T handles.

The World of EMKA. Published April 2005
Describes technology developments in locks, handles, hinges and gaskets.

Locks, Latches, Hinges, Handles, Gasket and Electronic Security. Published February 2004
Development of the modular approach to enclosure hardware.