Promoting business security and safety with a backup generator


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Besides keeping all your electrical appliances and machinery running during a power blackout, you can also install a backup generator for security and safety. The days of securing business premises with just a lock and key are long gone. Nowadays, we have advanced business security systems built with sophisticated digital technologies. These include:

  • Alarms and sensors
  • Access control systems
  • Remote monitoring systems (security cameras and CCTVs)
  • Intruder detection systems
  • Fail-secure and fail-safe systems

Unlike manual locks, modern-age security systems run on electricity. So, if the power goes out, they also go out. Therefore, a reliable electric power supply plays a vital role in securing most commercial buildings. In fact, a redundant or backup power source is often regarded as part of the security system.

There is more to backup power safety. In addition to powering the electronics that keep intruders out, track movements and control access to restricted areas during a mains outage, here are two more ways that having a backup generator keeps your business safe.

Generators help prevent accidents and hazards

Merely keeping the lights on in business premises can help prevent dangerous accidents such as tripping and falling. Plus, employees can safely carry on with their work without worrying about certain machines or appliances not working.

Second, grid outages sometimes cause irregularities in the mains power supply in the form of sudden spikes and dips in voltage levels. These surges can wreak havoc on your electrical system and loaded circuits and can even become a fire hazard if the affected components start heating up or sparking.

Finally, since most building and workplace safety features such as air purifiers, smoke detectors, fire alarms and climate control systems run on electricity, unexpected power loss could put the building and its residents at risk of various dangers. A backup generator will continue powering all safety features during a blackout, ensuring a safe and conducive working environment.

Backup power keeps information safe

IT is part and parcel of modern businesses. If your establishment relies heavily on electronic data through computers, servers, digital cash registers, internet connectivity and phone systems, then a backup generator is vital for protecting business data during a blackout. An unexpected power outage can cause information systems to crash or malfunction, triggering data corruption or loss. Business data such as customer information and transaction history is invaluable – you simply can’t afford the risk of losing it.

A backup generator that instantly kicks in after a power loss leaves no room for such risks. All your IT systems will continue running normally despite any mains power issues.

Safety first – ensure you protect your business from power failure-related dangers by installing an emergency generator. If you’re not sure where to start, Eco Electrical Services is here to help. Talk to us to learn more about purchasing and installing a backup generator to power your premises during unpredictable blackouts.

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