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Monitoring Your Critical Space

Written by  Ahmad Moshiri

Whether you are monitoring a hospital, a financial institution, and/or a manufacturing plant locally or remotely; the most important concern is everyone’s safety and the immediate business goal is continuous operation—without problems. Since the heart of each business is usually its data center, a proper back-up power system that keeps the data center running during power fluctuations and outages is essential. For example, an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) can provide a high degree of protection and reliability. (It may provide up to an hour of back-up battery power.) A generator can protect your entire building or just certain loads. Chillers can keep critical space environmentally controlled. All of these vital pieces of equipment should be maintained routinely and monitored very closely. Businesses are impacted differently by equipment failure in critical spaces. For example, financial institutions rely on computers to exchange electronic information. Manufacturing facilities rely on electrical equipment to produce