The Role of UPS in the Security Sector
Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) play a vital role in safeguarding businesses, institutions and individuals, particularly within the security sector and today’s interconnected world. Not only do businesses heavily rely on IT equipment for day-to-day operations, but alongside this, surveillance cameras, access control systems, alarm systems and communications are often run alongside everyday activities to ensure safety.
Here we explore the importance of UPS for the security sector, the relevant products and sizing, and discuss the potential repercussions of not having a backup power supply in place.
The Importance of UPS in the Security Sector
Why is having a UPS crucial within the security sector? No matter how broad your security measures are, they will all work in tandem with each other to ensure that your business, your assets, and your employees remain safe.
Security cameras and surveillance systems are the eyes and ears of any business and as such, it’s imperative to have continuous monitoring and surveillance. Without a continual supply of power, your business can become compromised.
Access control and alarm systems are another fundamental aspect of safeguarding your premise. Surges, fluctuations, or power outages can disable these systems allowing unauthorised personnel access. With an uninterruptible power supply in place, critical systems can remain operational, ensuring continuous security measures.
As well as having visual and audible security measures in place alongside alarm systems, being able to stay in constant clear communication is also essential for security operations. Whether it’s intercoms, emergency call systems or radio communications, they all rely on a stable power supply to be effective. An uninterruptible power supply can sustain a steady stream of power during an outage, guaranteeing your business reliable and seamless communication for quick response times and enhanced coordination. Adept Power Solutions also provide maintenance packages to ensure your equipment is always ready to handle any unexpected issues.
Finding the Appropriate UPS Product
When choosing an appropriate uninterruptible power supply for the Security industry, there are multiple factors to consider. Capacity and required runtime, scalability and redundancy are the primary aspects. What are the requirements of your security systems? During an outage, you will need to have adequate runtime to ensure that the UPS can fully support all operations until either power is fully restored or until a backup generator can kick in.
It may be that your business is in a period of growth, or you are looking to expand. In such an instance, scalability is key. There are multiple uninterruptible power supplies that can accommodate expansion which, long-term, can save you money and time.
Opting for an uninterruptible power supply system that offers redundancy and fault tolerance means that if one unit fails or requires further maintenance, the backup supply seamlessly takes over to prevent the downtime of security operations.
Choosing the Correct Sizing of a UPS
Although our experienced and professional team can provide expert advice in relation to the correct sizing of your uninterruptible power supply, there are a few elements that might be worth considering.
Which equipment and components require the assistance of a backup power supply? We can help calculate the overall power consumption to understand the full load, however understanding which elements require continual power is essential.
As above, the overall required runtime of your uninterruptible power supply must be considered. Does your business have a backup generator in place, or will you require your UPS to run until further help can be provided to get power operational again? Uninterruptible power supplies and backup generators work hand in hand with each other to provide the ultimate backup power supply solution. Adept Power Solutions also provides backup generators to ensure full business continuity.
Invest in a Reliable UPS with Adept Power Solutions
Uninterruptible power supplies provide an essential service to ensuring uninterrupted security operations within the security sector. Investing in a reliable UPS provides peace of mind, mitigates to opportunity for compromised security, and operational downtime, can provide essential evidence in the event of a breach and can ensure quick response times.