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How To Protect Your Company’s Data from Power Surges

How To Protect Your Company’s Data from Power Surges

Generac Installation - NipperElectricIn today’s fast pace world, an electrical power surge can drastically affect your company’s productivity and customer service or, even worse, cripple your data communications and networks. Nipper Electric knows how important your technology and data are to your company. We provide multiple services that will help protect your company from unpredictable power surges.

Keeping Your Business Running Through Power Surges

From electrical storms to city-wide blackouts to internal electrical issues, power surges can disrupt your business and destroy data. Here are a few ways to minimize or prevent damage during a sudden spike of power.

  • commercial-electrical-panelCreate Firewall Sections- Instead of having all of your systems integrated together, section them off. This is a very simple fix that your trusted electrician in Virginia Beach can do quickly. Having sections will create a firewall protect each section from being damaged or affected by the other sections.
    Have your electrician simply run lines for your data communications programs into separate systems. Now, when one part of your data communications system goes down or experiences a virus, you will still have 3 or 4 extra sections operating.
  • Surge Protector Installations- A surge protector provides extra defense against power spikes or surges. The surge protector blocks out any extra power before it can reach your computer or data systems.
    Nipper Electric can determine what level of surge protection your company needs and how many different surge protectors are required to provide a strong enough guard against power spikes and surges.
  • Generac Installation - Nipper Electric IncGenerators- Backup generators can provide protection, backup power, and even extra energy for your operating systems. When a storm hits or power becomes disrupted, a backup generator will provide you with the power you need to continue your work and the protection you need to back up your data. Also, consider uninterruptable power supplies for each computer.

How Power Surges and Outages Affect Your Computers

Almost everything is run by computers, especially in the world of business. Computers are extremely complicated and even delicate pieces of equipment with delicate circuit boards. If these circuit boards become overloaded, you could have a very expensive problem on your hands.

Overheating can damage components and circuitry, causing your entire computer to malfunction. You might even need to purchase an entire system to replace burnt out computers or data systems.

Another issue that computers face is corrupted software. Viruses are sent via email or encrypted in the data from a website. These viruses attack your computer every day, sometimes without you even knowing it.

Using surge protectors, generators, and sectioned firewalls can all help protect your computers and data systems from serious physical damage or malware viruses.  Having backup data and power sources keeps your company running smoothly through emergencies.

If you have any questions about protecting your company data from power surges and viruses, call the experts at Nipper Electric at 757-842-1710 today. We can offer you the technical and electrical support you need to keep your business running no matter what happens. You can also make an appointment online. We’ll provide the protection you need to keep your data safe.