With functioning society running on electricity, even a brief power outage can cause tremendous losses. A power outage is when the electrical power goes out unexpectedly. A power outage may:
- Disrupt communications, water, and transportation.
- Close retail businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, ATMs, banks, and other services.
- Cause food spoilage and water contamination.
- Prevent use of medical devices.
While the degree of impact caused by power failure varies, whether commercial or residential, short-term or long, it can range from being disruptive to life threatening.
People trapped in or out of buildings with automated access control systems, elevators that come to a sudden halt and are plunged into darkness, fire systems that cease to function, inability to communicate via phone or email with emergency services – these are just a few examples of power outages becoming threatening the safety and lives of millions of people simultaneously.
Most importantly for private security, thieves and criminals see a power outage as the perfect time to strike. power failures can disable alarms, eliminating security for your residential or commercial property. In cases of extended power loss, even alarms relying on phone lines, cellular radio, or the internet are susceptible to failure.
Additionally, loss of power can also lead to fire alarm, fire suppression, and sprinkler system problems that may require a standing fire watch guard duty.
With over 60 years’ experience in handling these sorts of power loss crises, Morrison Security has provided emergency security patrol and guard services for all types of properties.
From large national corporations to smaller local businesses as well as residential property owners, Morrison Security is available 24/7 to provide temporary security patrol and watch guard services for emergency security and fire watch details so you can go home and get a good night’s sleep.