Business surge protection is often overlooked by many businesses in favor of data backup and disaster preparedness, but it should really be at the top of your priority list. It will ensure that your building does not suffer from damages caused by power surges and spikes that occur during storms, blackouts, brownouts, or other infrequent but catastrophic events.
Here are some of the reasons why your business should invest in business surge protection.
Without business surge protection, any type of power spike or surge can affect all computers, servers, data storage devices, telephones, wireless networks, backup generators, and other expensive electronic equipment. In just one instance you could lose it all. At the very least you will have to spend a great deal of time fixing them. Many devices will never work again even after being repaired.
Businesses depend heavily on technology for running efficiently. A sudden surge or spike in power can knock out your equipment, which may cause you to lose customers and revenue. It can also cause electrical fires. This is why it’s important to have a proper business surge protection system installed that includes a battery backup, de-energized wiring, and an automatic disconnect switch. It will protect your equipment from damage and your building from electrical fires.
When your business depends on computers and electronic devices, a power surge can cost thousands of dollars in damage. A good business surge protection system will run you around $2,000 to $3,000 to install. However, by not protecting your expensive technology investment you could be exposing yourself to power surges that can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars in replacements. You should also consider the cost of data recovery services, which can run you around $1,000 per hour.
In some cases, power surges can knock out telephones and cell phone networks. This means that employees won’t be able to contact each other or call customers. The overall result could be a lot of lost revenue. Also, without any warning, there is also a chance that some of your employees could be injured by electrical fires or other hazards related to power surges.
Without business surge protection, you can’t guarantee that your heating or cooling systems, refrigeration systems, and security systems will continue to run smoothly.
Many small businesses have been forced to shut down due to power surges or brownouts. In extreme cases, you may even find that your security system will shut down and not be able to protect you from intruders. It is important that you are aware of the dangers so that you are prepared.
Without power, your computers will stop functioning. All your important data can be lost forever. You will have to hire expensive data recovery companies to retrieve it all. Protect your data by investing in business surge protection.
While computers, servers, and other electronic devices can be replaced, the cost to replace them will affect your budget. You don’t want to lose it all because you didn’t think about protecting it first.
There are many types of business surge protection products on the market today, which can be confusing for business owners who want to make an informed decision. To learn more about business surge protection for your business, contact Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric to schedule a consultation. We can answer any questions that you might have about the benefits and costs associated with a business surge protection system.
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