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Friday, April 08, 2011

Plan & Prepare for a Power Outage

Electrical power outages, surges, and spikes cause more than $150 billion in damages to the U.S. economy every year - more damaging to an organization's electrical infrastructure than fires, floods, earthquakes, network outages, service failures, and hardware problems combined.

Power outages can occur at any time. Many people are surprised to learn that serious weather isn't the leading cause of power loss.

Common Causes of a Power Outage
  • Miscellaneous mechanical damage, construction error and fire
  • Human error, including digging, cranes, traffic and vandalism
  • Animal contact
  • Fallen trees or tree growth
  • Heavy winds
  • Utility equipment problems and grid overload
If the power went out today, would you be prepared to manage the communications of your emergency response? Would you be able to project your voice over the sounds of alarms and people around you? These are important questions to ask yourself if you want to plan and prepare for a power outage.

Amplivox Sound Systems offers great products for law enforcement and fire or for anyone who wants to be prepared. Here are some of the products that would be ideal for high noise environments.
Related Links:
VIDEO: How to Prepare for an Emergency
VIDEO: How to Plan an Evacuation Drill
BLOG: Government Prepares for Catastrophic Earthquake
BLOG: Dangers of Flash Mobs
BLOG: How To Effectively Manage & Plan Emergency Situations with Portable PA Systems