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What Happens When a Power Failure Strikes your Business?

23 July 2014

Based on estimates, a single hour of downtime costs a small business an average of £800 and a large commercial organisation £8,500. These estimates are not inclusive of costs incurred by damaged IT equipment (an occasional side-effect of power cuts and power failure).

Essentially, our grid power is becoming less reliable – and many businesses are not taking enough measures to protect themselves from power cuts and other sources of power failure.

The question is – how will …

Remote off-grid power for CCTV surveillance cameras provides road network security

17 March 2014

Around 4,300 miles of motorways and trunk roads make up the strategic road network in England. It’s important that key parts of this network are constantly monitored to prevent disruption to the flow of traffic that can be caused by bad weather, accidents and breakdowns. Security alerts also pose another threat to the UK road networks. A terrorist attack on one of the UK’s major highways, tunnels or bridges could be devastating.

Audio and video surveillance has become …

First standby power company to exhibit at IFSEC

16 July 2012 Keen to hear about our latest news announcements, journalists were intrigued as to why a standby power company had set up shop at IFSEC.

UPS Systems has a proven track record of supplying standby power to the security industry. We work with industry leaders, such as ADT, Quadrant Security Group, and Wingate to offer independent consultancy on how to ensure security systems remain operational at all times.

Surveillance and CCTV, emergency lighting and access control systems all require a reliable source of power, particularly in the event of a mains failure.

This year, UPS Systems was keen to demonstrate some of …

UPS and Generator Hire

13 December 2011

Do you need to hire new standby power equipment?

Is your limited access to capital preventing you from purchasing new standby power equipment? Perhaps you’re using temporary accommodation, and you need a UPS to protect your systems whilst your office is being refurbished? Or has your company’s growth increased the load you have to protect, leaving you in need of a bigger generator?

Whatever the reason, many companies find they need to hire UP or generator equipment, either …

UPS Systems lights Trafalgar’s iconic Christmas tree

2 December 2011

UPS Systems has donated a fuel cell system to light Trafalgar Square’s Christmas tree. The fuel cell will power the star on top of the tree throughout December and the New Year.

The iconic tree is a tradition that dates back to 1947 when the city of Oslo donated the first tree to the people of London. Oslo has since donated a tree every year to thank the UK for its support of Norway during the Second World …

Solar storms blowing the lights out

20 October 2011

Lights out! We have all been there in the midst of a storm when suddenly the lights go out. Typically, we’re left in the dark for a few hours. But what would happen if a power cut wiped out entire countries for months at a time?

According to National Geographic, “Solar storms are brewing about 93 million miles (150 million kilometres) away, and if one of them reaches Earth, it could knock out communications, scramble GPS, and …

UPS Systems announces EFOY Pro 2200 XT

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New fuel cell offers 50% more, guaranteed energy at reduced cost per kilowatt hour

UPS Systems plc has added SFC Energy’s latest direct methanol fuel cell to its product portfolio: the EFOY Pro 2200 XT.

The EFOY Pro 2200 XT offers 38% more power than the EFOY Pro 1600, generates 90W of electricity and is suitable for a range of prime and standby power applications. When compared to the EFOY Pro 2200, it boasts a 50% increase in …