In the event of a power outage, homes and businesses become more of a vulnerable target for burglars and criminals. However, security systems can still provide a line of defense even when there is no power. Here's a look at how security monitoring works during a power outage.
RestorationSome security systems need to be restored after a power outage. This involves entering the appropriate system codes. When purchasing an alarm system that needs to be reset after a power outage, it's a good idea to get familiar with all the essentials, including what codes to type in for restoration. This occurs more in units that are self-monitored and requires homeowners and business owners to be informed.
Natural DisastersMonitoring is extremely important in areas that are prone to natural disasters. After a natural disaster, it is often recommended to shut down the main source of power assuming there is a real threat. When that occurs, backup batteries only last so long, which makes it ideal to have a generator. This is a way of maintaining monitoring during an elongated power outage.
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