SurgeX Power Protection
Not all smart home setups are the same, so the hardware needed to protect a system varies. But there are some basics that are installed with most systems. We use a number of products from SurgeX, a leading provider in power protection solutions.
The SurgeX Standalone UPS is a commercial-grade battery backup.
“UPS” stands for “uninterruptible power supply”. Basically, in the event of a power loss the SurgeX battery automatically kicks on and fills the gap in electricity. This keeps your system running without any downtime due to power issues. Equally important, it helps to protect the equipment from any damage due to a sudden power loss.
If you have a generator, even in the event of a longer power outage the UPS can fill the gap until the generator can take over.
The SurgeX Rack Mount conditions, or filters, the electricity for your equipment.
It does this by removing the electrical surges and spikes that are common, providing a consistent electrical current. The Rack Mount also offers overload protection.
This kind of protection is essential to sensitive and expensive electronics. Electrical surges can shorten the lifespan of your electronics, or even suddenly destroy them. These issues are resolved with the SurgeX Rack Mount.
Along with protecting your investment, power conditioning improves the audio and video quality of your smart home equipment. It really is a basic part of any smart home setup!
Branch Circuit Protection
The SurgeX Branch Circuit conditions the electricity at the service panel, versus from the outlet.
This provides many of the same features as the SurgeX Rack Mount discussed above. For example, it protects from surges and spikes and conditions the electrical current for a consistent output.
However, this is a much more advanced solution since it does so at the service panel, providing protection to all electrical outlets. For most customers, the Rack Mount provides the localized protection needed for select equipment. But our techs are experienced in implementing even more comprehensive solutions like this, if needed.