Protecting Your Security System – Power is critical to security.
A properly implemented power protection system eliminates the possibility of security system outage or damage due to power problems. Minuteman’s product line has become a favorite of both users and installers thanks to an unbeatable combination of tailored solutions, helpful features, and incredible value.
See for yourself why Minuteman is the Leader in Security Power Protection on our Security Page.
New models offer power monitoring and management from anywhere in the world
Last week, Minuteman announced the release of three new Minuteman Remote Power Managers, the latest addition to a line of remote power management solutions. The RPM-EV6 series of products are IP-addressable managers that allow administrators and technicians to remotely control the power to connected servers, network equipment, and security devices, eliminating the need for expensive and time-consuming service calls to reboot unresponsive devices. By using an RPM, a locked-up device can be quickly re-started from a PC, lap-top, tablet or smart phone from anywhere in the world.
We here in Texas love our football and we here at Minuteman LOVE our baseball. Now, imagine being in a football or baseball stadium filled with tens of thousands of screaming fans, all with phones pulling at the network signal, how’s the reception? Can you still text your friend the score with those thousands of phones clogging the signal? With the help of DAS, you can.
Distributed antenna systems (DAS) are networks of antennas that help to alleviate the stress on a single network signal and provide better connectivity for wireless devices. This post is the first in a series in which we explore DAS in-depth and how Minuteman plays a role in the growing marketplace.
While many of us think of beaches, vacations, and sweltering temperatures when it comes to summer, in the power industry, we have a bit of a different perspective. To Minuteman Power, summer often spells trouble. Between summer storms, lightning strikes, and heat waves, summer is the perfect storm, no pun intended, of power problems for homes and businesses. Now, for many homes, an outage or a power surge might not be detrimental, for businesses it’s a completely different story. Something as simple as lightning could wreak havoc on businesses and their equipment, specifically servers and networks.
It’s no secret that our PowerBlog spends a significant amount of time detailing how businesses can utilize UPS systems and power management devices to better protect themselves from downtime and equipment damage. While an absence of power protection can have significant effects on businesses, from security concerns to damaged equipment, a lack of power protection at home can prove just as costly. For some, power outages may be a simple inconvenience but for others, power problems outages can mean costly repair bills. For Minuteman’s Western Region Sales Manager, Mark McGuire, and his neighbor, this was just the case. Continue reading →
Top Tips for Power Protection from the Sales Team at Minuteman
With the trade show season in full swing, we have our sales team on-hand ready to answer any question that comes their way. Our Security Channel Manager, Daniel Barrera, and our Western Regional Sales Manager, Mark McGuire, spend a fair amount of the year on the road with reps, distributors, and customers giving training and answering questions.
Understandably, both Daniel and Mark encounter many of the same questions from people all across the United States and Canada. Here are some of the top tips from our experts here at Minuteman to help your find the find and manage your power protection devices.
Late Winter and Early Spring Merge to Create Power Problems
Much like the rest of the country this week, North Texas is recovering from our bout of winter weather. Each year, mid- to late February brings us a lovely snow storm and if you’re from Texas, you know that just means ice and frozen….everything.
Last week brought us closed businesses, cancelled flights, slick roads, and power outages, which is yet another reminder of how mother nature can stop us in our tracks. With winter storm reason (hopefully) winding down a bit, spring storm season is just around the corner, which will usher in a fresh set of power woes.
It Doesn’t Take a Winter Storm to Shut Down Schools and Businesses
While here in Texas we are enjoying a beautiful 65 degree January, schools, homes, and businesses across the country are not so lucky. According to WCNC, two schools in Charlotte, North Carolina were forced to clothes in early January because of power outages, proving that it doesn’t always take ice storms and blizzards to shut down schools and businesses.
In the leadup to Phoenix NASCAR race, lights go out leading to delay
The start of Friday evening’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 was scheduled for 8:30 pm local time – a power outage affecting the western side of Phoenix had other plans, however, leaving much of the track which was not backed up by generators in the dark.
Drivers sat outside their vehicles and fans looked on from the stands, waiting for more than an hour for the lights to come back on so the race could get underway – those headlights on the front of the trucks are just stickers, after all. What caused the delay? Read on to find out.
Spring has arrived and that means April showers will be bringing some lovely May flowers. While the warmer weather and flowers are certainly a welcome change, the ‘April showers’ may not be so welcome. Although it may not seem like spring in the North East right now, in Dallas we have officially swapped out snow and ice storms for thunderstorms. While I’m a big fan of thunderstorms, I’m not such a big fan of what they can cause, such as power outages and damage to business and equipment.
"We'll give you very high marks at this point, though we have not had
them long enough to know how well they last. So far, they have been rock solid, and a big improvement over the previous APCs. "
- B. Fitton - Tacoma, WA