Nearly every organization or residential home can benefit from the assistance of standby power. If you live in a region with frequent inclement weather, it can be more than beneficial, but a necessary appliance. However, even for businesses in more moderate climates can still require consistent and uninterrupted power.
Below are some of the facilities that need constant electricity to function and benefit the most from their presence on-site.
In the cloud-based world of today, most software-as-a-service applications depend on the server space held in data centers across the world. Many components of a data center cannot handle the stress of power spikes that can occur during a storm or other outage. Oftentimes, when there is a lull, even if only for a few moments, it will require a complete restart across the facility. In a survey from the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council, 20 percent of respondents “experienced data center outages that caused more than $50,000 in losses, all the way up to $5 million.”
This illustrates just how fragile and important data centers are to the infrastructure of a cloud-based business model. Making sure your data center is protected with uninterrupted power is not only necessary, but absolutely critical to the success of your organization.
Emergency Dispatch Centers
You never know when an emergency is going to strike. Thankfully, we are equipped with resources to help during these times of duress, in the form of police and fire stations as well as any other first response teams. In fact, emergency power is actually required by most municipalities for any services that are essential for human safety. In order for any emergency teams to dispatch the appropriate units effectively, there has to be a system of standby power ready to assist. Dispatch centers are the pulse at the center of your area’s emergency services, making sure the community is safe and secure.
Hospitals & Other Healthcare Buildings
When it comes to benefitting from constant power, no other facility faces the life-or-death scenario quite so literally as a hospital . If a power outage occurs, no matter what the cause, electricity is still needed to make sure that vital life-support machines are still functioning. When the power goes out, nearly every hospital is completely dependent on commercial generators (often more than one) to keep them supplied with power.
When it comes to some machines (such as oxygen pumps and critical monitors) even a couple second lull can be seriously detrimental to many patients support for life. It is simply out of the question to lose power even for a moment in a hospital setting.
Updated Date: 11 June 2020, 06:38
Power loss is something that happens to everyone at some time or another. It can happen due to weather (either too hot or too cold), human error and, more often than you’d think, due to animals messing with the power grid. An emergency wouldn’t be an emergency if you were prepared for it – so make sure your facility is prepared for the worst and invest in commercial generators.