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Top 6 Reasons You Should Have a Battery Backup During Storm Season

BC storms are packing a punch this season! In addition to the unprecedented damage caused by recent flooding, strong sustained winds are wreaking havoc with the power grid. The importance of adding an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) to your computer network can’t be overstated. Frankly, it is one of the best investments you can make for your home office.

What is a UPS? Great question!

An uninterruptible power supply (UPS), also known as a battery backup, provides backup power when your regular power source fails or voltage drops to an unacceptable level. A UPS allows for the safe, orderly shutdown of a computer and connected equipment. The size and design of a UPS determines how long it will supply power.

downed power lines after powerful wind storm

Benefits of adding a UPS:

  1. Computers and many other devices are sensitive to sudden power surges and power outages. Electrical surges can fry your motherboard, router, and network equipment.

  2. The UPS gives you time to correctly shutdown your equipment, minimizing your chances of serious issues.

  3. Your dedicated battery will also protect you from spikes, brown outs and other types of power fluctuations.

  4. Data subjected to a sudden shut down can often be corrupted or damaged. Your UPS will help you avoid data loss.

  5. A UPS is an important component of your data security plan as it will help prevent lost data from unsaved work.

  6. Consider the budgetary dangers of not using a UPS. Purchasing a whole new computer is definitely more expensive than investing in a UPS. As mamma used to say, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Interested in learning more? Contact us today. We are happy to provide recommendations about which UPS is best for your office.


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