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Minuteman Relies on Power Protection Technologies to Keep Equipment Secure

April 04, 2011

By Carrie Majewski (née Schmelkin) - Director of Content Marketing, Content Boost

Minuteman UPS/Para Systems, a leader in power protection technologies, has taken it upon itself to answer the question: “When the power fails, who's guarding your facility?”


According to the power protection company, Minuteman is that watchdog. Because criminals never rest, security systems shouldn’t either, argue company officials. Minuteman works to offer products that ensure that your security system will keep working, even when a power problem occurs.

“While people often operate under the assumption a problem will not happen to them, the fact is that outages happen frequently in the United States.” Bill Allen, marketing director at Minuteman, told TMCnet in a recent interview. “According to studies by J.D. Power & Associates, the average business experiences 5.7 outages per year. Electric Power Research estimates the total cost of these outages to the U.S. economy between $104 and 164 million.”

Because black outs, power outages and brownouts occur without warning and without discrimination, Minuteman's product line offers the tools necessary to protect an individual’s entire system. 

One of the main products that offer security is Minuteman’s LineGuard surge suppressor, which is designed to protect cameras and DVR units.

In the event of an electrical problem, equipment can malfunction or severe damage can happen to expensive devices, some that are mission critical. Minuteman's LineGuard surge suppressor helps protect these devices.

“When damage to expensive equipment does occur from these types of anomalies, it is not covered under a manufacturer’s warranty,” company officials argue. “When you compare the cost of downtime and equipment replacement costs, these surge suppressors are an excellent investment.”

Minuteman’s LineGuard products are UL listed and designed for fast, simple installation. All models are covered under Minuteman’s limited lifetime warranty.

In addition, the power protection company offers its online Endeavor UPSs to guarantee security. The UPS is used for sensitive electronic equipment and critical servers, network devices, and phone systems and combines double-conversion technology and extended runtime capability in a versatile case design, according to company officials.

Touted as one of the “best-valued, highest quality” UPS products on the market, the Endeavor Series offers the following features: floor-standing tower; 19-inch rack and cabinet installation kits included; 23-inch rack or cabinet installation kit optional; 3.5-inch (2U) rack/tower case style; up to a 0.8 power factor (in watts) for larger capacities; extended runtime using external battery packs, and independent battery pack chargers to reduce battery recharge times.


Carrie Schmelkin is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Previously, she worked as Assistant Editor at the New Canaan Advertiser, a 102-year-old weekly newspaper, covering news and enhancing the publication's social media initiatives. Carrie holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in English from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Janice McDuffee