Home Electrical Backup Systems

Suitable Electrical Backup Systems for Home Security

Back Up Power SupplyFeeling safe and secure in your home is priceless. Installation of comprehensive surveillance and alarm systems is a step in the right direction. However, these systems should be supplied with electricity 24 hours a day, for 365 days (all year round). Power shortages and blackouts can sometimes be a common occurrence. Thus, to be on the safe side, it is best to install electrical backup systems that will provide power to the security system in your home, in case of power failure.

The following are some suitable electrical backup systems for your home security.


Installing a generator as a home backup system will guarantee protection of your home. Today, some generators run on liquid propane (LP) fuel. They are easy to install and are mounted outside just like an air conditioning unit.

A backup generator is designed in such a way that when the power is out, it starts on its own. This means that you don’t have to go online in order to start it up. They have fast response speeds so ensuring that your home security system is supplied with constant power. A generator set works well with a UPS.

Uninterruptible Power Supply System (UPS).

A UPS is an electrical appliance which supplies clean power to the load (your home security systems). It ensures that the security systems are online even when there is power failure. A UPS has an inverter or charger that charges batteries when the utility power is present.

When there is a blackout, the UPS supplies power to the security systems. The time required during the transfer of the load is minimal; it is usually in the range of microseconds. This means that your security systems will ensure security constantly without being interrupted. For this system to work well, you will need to use a backup generator to supply power especially if the utility power fails for several hours or days.

Automatic Voltage Regulators are also used to regulate voltage levels if the utility power or power from generators keeps surging. Clean and stable power should be supplied to your security systems to ensure that they operate at their optimal power ratings. AVRs protects the systems so increasing their durability.

In conclusion to be secure, your home, all your video surveillance, alarm systems and other wireless security systems should be operational all the time irrespective of whether the power is out or not. If you install these systems in your home, it means that you may also enjoy other privileges apart from ensuring your home security.