Physical Security

ECA are the authors of the 2010 Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) Best Practice Guide for the Protection of Data Centres

Data and Control Centres are complex, often costly, and certainly critical components at the heart of any organisation’s information infrastructure. The success of the Data Centre depends upon making the right decisions at every stage of selection, implementation and management. Poor decisions can lead to critical business failures or over-spend, with disastrous consequences.

At ECA we provide vendor-independent expertise to ensure that your organisation delivers secure and resilient Data and Control Centre services, at the right time, and on budget. Whether you are looking to move your processing into a managed facility, or to build a Data Centre from the ground up, we will help you at every step of the way from planning and design, engineering and construction to IT rollout and handover to client operations. ECA will ensure that your data centre is always available, scalable, redundant, fault-tolerant, manageable, and, just as importantly, with a maintainable environment that meets the business’ needs.

Data Centre Location, Threat & Risk Management

Planning and preparing for a Data Centre.


Data Centre & Control Room Design and operations

Designing the Data Centre.



Preparing essential services and utilities.


Security and Access Control

Securing the site.


Installation and Migration Planning

Preparing for the commissioning of new Data Centre sites.


ECA e- books

Short Guide to Best Practice for the Protection of Data Centres, written by ECA for CPNI.