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In Europe high security padlocks will have a "CEN rating" in accordance with the EN 1300:2004 standard. CEN ratings go from 1 (lowest) to 6 (highest). The standard is not available online for free, but this site has some details as to what the different CEN rating levels mean.


You either have to buy the lock and test the security yourself, or you can trust the reputation of the vendor. So I guess in this sense, lock security is surprisingly similar to information security. You can be reasonably certain that a padlock made by Medeco or ASSA is going to be well-designed and (if recently made) reasonably resistant to circumvention ...


In a home/small office setting: One thing you can add is to anchor the rack to the floor. Also use Kensingtons to secure your hardware to the Anchor or the rack frame. Use front panels for your servers (these can be locked picked in under a minute if you are handy though) and consider putting a chain around your rack so the door can't be opened (padlock ...


Your server rack should only be a small component of your overall security. Ideally, your supplemental security arrangement (such as the staff at a data center) should handle the heavy-lifting of keeping intruders out of your rack. Ideally, the physical security on your rack should make intrusion slow, noisy, difficult-to-plan, and embarrassingly public. ...

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