Lightning, electrical storms and other forms of electrical surges can be devastating to all types of electronics. Below are three simple ways to protect your telecom gear from lightning and other hazardous damage.
This seems like an obvious solution. However, it’s surprising how many small businesses don’t have adequate surge protection on their equipment. The system cabinet is the heart of your premise-based communications. It houses all of your call routing settings, recordings, prompts and voicemail messages. It’s critical to keep it protected from power surges and lightning strikes. A quality surge protection system will protect the gear in your telecom closet from electrical surges that try to enter via power cables. Most reputable brands will also provide insurance against damage or loss of equipment if you have properly installed and registered their gear.
UPS / Backup Power Supply
An uninterruptible power supply (“UPS”), also known as a backup power supply will help protect your system should the power flicker or go out for a period of time. Today’s telephone systems are built just like computers with microprocessors and hard drives that do not like unplanned power […]