Minuteman’s Extended Runtime Solutions Keep Security Systems Running for Hours

When power is out, there is no security without the right power solution.

Disasters that lead to power failures can strike at any time for many reasons; the travails that Mother Nature dishes out, unexpected construction accidents, a utility pole taken out by a careless driver, equipment failure or even sabotage by a disgruntled employee or outside group. No matter the cause, businesses must be ready when disaster strikes.

The average power outage lasts about 10 minutes. The average extended power outage lasts 8 hours. Imagine a security system without power for 10 minutes. A lot can happen. Then imagine a security system without power for more than 8 hours. That’s a long time to be without security. Minuteman Power Technologies provides solutions that can prevent both a ten minute outage, as well as an 8 hour outage.

How much back-up time do you need? According to a Frost and Sullivan survey of SMB security managers, 30 minutes is the minimum back-up time required, with 2 hours being the optimum. Others in the survey were seeking 4 or more hours of back-up time. How long you need to have your security system up and running depends on your own requirements. 

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The cost in order to achieve long runtimes is surprisingly low as reflected in the chart above

Twenty-five years ago, Minuteman was an early pioneer in the development of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) that allowed for the addition of external battery packs in order to achieve long runtimes to keep mission-critical equipment up and running despite a lengthy power outage. Minuteman provides a full complement of UPSs, ranging from small to large capacities. What separates Minuteman from the field is the ability in many of its products to provide much longer runtime solutions than its competitors by offering solutions that can go well beyond 8 hours.

Minuteman features two product lines that can provide extended runtime capabilities – the Endeavor Series and EnterprisePlus Series. Two different battery packs are also available – the standard XL version, as well as the EXL version that provides three to five times the back-up capacity of the XL version. Minuteman also makes it easy to determine which products provide the best solution and how much battery back-up time can be expected. 

Visit SizeMyUPS.com to find the right solution.  Minuteman’s full line of solutions can be found at minutemanups.com.

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