I work in higher education, and we have a server room with various server cabinets, mostly APC and Belkin. The room is secured via card swipe access, however each server rack has the same lock, which presents a problem as this room serves the college. I have searched high and low, and cannot seem to find a straight forward solution. There are a few racks we would like to ensure are secure only to our department, by changing out all of the locks on the server racks. What is the best, easiest, quickest, most cost effective way to go about this? They all have swing handled locks on the front and back of the rack doors, and a lock on each side panel. Thanks for you input!
From a security standpoint, most locks are very easy to bypass. The design for Pin-tumbler locks date back to 4000 BC in Egypt. Although server locks are easy to purchase. I am not aware of a "high security" locks for servers.
The BEST approach is to limit access to the data center. If you cannot do that, then move sensitive servers to the cloud.