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Can your Surveillance System Beat Power Outages?


On June 15, 2016 By admin

The Hurricane Season is here and the National Weather Service predicts an average to above-average storm season. Four to seven tropical cyclones are expected. Meanwhile, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration further explains that even if the La Niña will suppress hurricane activity in the Central Pacific, the changing surface temperatures in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans can still contribute to the formation of hurricanes. Generally, the hurricane season will indeed fall in the normal to above-normal scale.

Truly, the Hurricane Season is here. Are you ready for it? In as much as you are preparing your residence or your place of business for the bad weather, you should prepare your security systems as well – especially against power outage. You would not want to give an opportunity to evil doers to do their deeds just because the power is out, right?

The main problem with security during power outages is how to keep your surveillance systems working as your watchful eyes. Most would think that if there’s no power, there’s no surveillance systems too. But that should not be the case. A trusty surveillance system will keep you protected even when the power’s down.

Hoodlums will find power outages favorable for them because they can perform their wrongdoings hidden in the dark. What they don’t know is that surveillance systems can still function despite power outages. And thanks to this, you can still be protected even when there’s no power.

Surveillance through Power Outages

There are some surveillance systems that can work despite a power outage. These are:

  1. Phone Line Monitored Surveillance Systems

Surveillance systems connected to a phone line and with juice in its backup battery can still serve you even if there is a power outage. The telephone line will enable communication with the monitoring center. Just make sure that your telephone lines are well-maintained so that you can be assured of protection despite the power outage.

  1. Cellular Monitored Surveillance Systems

Cellular monitored surveillance systems are the most trusted to keep you safe, provided however that the backup power is still intact. Your surveillance system will continue to communicate with your monitoring center while eliminating the risk that broken telephone wires give.

IP Surveillance Systems provide convenience and a lot of neat features but power outages will render you helpless. If you are using IP Surveillance Systems, then you should consider adding a phone line or cellular backup monitoring to keep you safe at all times.

Outage-Proof your Surveillance Systems 

To ensure that your surveillance systems can protect you even through power outages, you can do the following tips:

  1. Provide reliable backup power

Ensure that your backup batteries are performing at full capacity. It is best to replace backup power after four years at most.

  1. Add backup monitoring

Make it a point to have secondary monitoring either via phone line or cellular means.

  1. Conduct preventive maintenance

Check phone lines and replace damaged ones. Test and inspect all your devices. Ensure that all are working at their best condition. It is recommended that you seek professional help in conducting preventive maintenance for intensive inspection.

CalAtlantic: Keeping you safe all year long

CalAtlantic is here to help you stay safe and secured all year long – through the blazing sunny days and through the harsh stormy ones. CalAtlantic has high quality and dependable surveillance systems that can keep you protected despite power outages. Just let us know what you need and we will get right on it.

CalAtlantic is your partner in safety and security. Call us now and let’s keep you protected through the hurricane season!


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