naperloul, I'm intrigued by your comment. How did competitors' employees sabotage the equipment? Do you mean that employees of one company snuck into the facility of a competitor and sabotaged their equipment in the dead of night?
As more and more data migrates to co-location centers it is important that there be more robust security in these systems. I have seen situations where competitors employees intentionally sabatoged equipment. This type of lock should help avoid such problems.
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