CCTV is essential for data centres, says expert


CCTV should be considered an essential part of data centre security, it has been claimed.

Tom Reeve, editor of, has explained that data centres inherently have to be a 'very high-security operation'.

'In addition to the normal access control and electronic security you would expect in a data centre, a good CCTV system can help back up the essential audit trails you need in order to determine who's been coming and going, for example,' he commented.

'Certainly CCTV [is] essential in a high-security operation like that, where you're depending on it 99.9 per cent of the time.'

The comments follow the claims of Michael Crane, editor of Network Communications News, who recently said that an increasing number of businesses will be looking to take advantage of the cost-saving benefits of data centre virtualisation this year.

Mr Crane said that as well as efficiency saving, virtualisation will offer reductions in maintenance costs.