A UPS is what may be commonly referred to as a Battery Backup.
UPS stands for Uninterruptible Power Supply.
The main purpose of a UPS is to supply continuous power to your equipment in the event of a power failure or outage. Or even just if the supply gets unplugged accidentally.
We tend to install these most often in our network cabinets or attached to network equipment in general. This way if there is a power outage in your area, your network, wireless, Internet, door access control, security cameras, etc all stay powered up until the power is restored.
We also install them next to desktop computers, or other important machines that need to remain powered on even during a power outage. In many scenarios, we even connect them to solar or wind power arrays.
They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, have various beeping type alarms when they are trying to alert you of something you need to look into, and can supply power for varying amounts of time.
We usually will be looking to power your equipment for anywhere from 5-60 minutes, and in some cases, longer depending on the reliability of power in your area.
If you have any questions, are hearing an alarm that needs attention, or need any assistance, please contact us.