Data Center Access Control and Lighting Upgrade in Atlanta, Georgia
Data Center Access and
Lighting Control Upgrade
Engineer: McKenney’s, Inc.
McKenney’s implemented a large-scale access control and lighting
upgrade for an international data center based in Atlanta.
The live critical area at the data center exceeded 500,000 square feet and
downtime needed to be minimized. The facility has more than 150
standalone enclosures that house customers’ data equipment. Each
enclosure is equipped with access control card readers. Prior to the
upgrade, all lighting remained on 24/7, resulting in high energy costs and
premature light fixture failure.
McKenney’s designed a custom engineered, system to integrate lighting
with access control. The system allows the lights throughout the data
center to remain off until a user presents their access redentials—card
and/or biometric reader—which activates only those lights within the
affected areas and turns them off upon departure. The solution was
staged in phases to mitigate disruption of data center operations.
The content of this document is not intended as an endorsement.
The upgrade was completed on time, under budget and has become a
highlighted safety and security marketing point for the data center to use
with prospective clients.
1056 Moreland Industrial Boulevard
Atlanta, Georgia 30316
3601 Performance Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28214