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How A UPS Monitoring Service Can Help Prevent Costly Downtime

How A UPS Monitoring Service Can Help Prevent Costly Downtime

April 30, 2021

Let's face it: downtime is expensive. So expensive, in fact, that it costs the average business around $2,000 per hour in lost productivity, lead generation, and even data integrity. 

One of the easiest ways to avoid this costly downtime is to install an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). These powerful systems can keep your business operational while you're waiting on your main power source to kick in again. The problem? There's no such thing as a fail-proof UPS system, which is why regular maintenance is required. Here's our take on why UPS preventative maintenance is so critical to your overall IT strategy, and tips on how to choose the best UPS monitoring software or service for your business needs.

What happens if I don't run UPS preventative maintenance on my system?

Think of it like servicing your car. Just like you wouldn't run your vehicle without servicing the key parts once in a while, you shouldn't neglect the core components of your UPS. Failing to properly maintain your UPS may lead to:

  • System damage 
  • Expensive repair costs
  • Unnecessary replacement parts

In short, if you don't prioritise UPS maintenance, you could face steeper costs down the line. 

How can a UPS monitoring service help to prevent downtime?

A UPS monitoring service helps avoid costly downtime by: 

  • Installing software to monitor your UPS and diagnose any issues in real time for the quickest possible solution
  • Identifying potential problems early – minimising any costs to your business
  • Routinely maintaining your system's key parts so it performs when you need it most

Most importantly, a UPS monitoring service lets your core IT staff and service personnel focus on staying productive rather than worrying about power issues.

What is the best UPS monitoring service for me?

To choose the right UPS monitoring service or software, consider:

  • Whether your service provider has easy access to the parts your system requires, like batteries – otherwise, you'll face repair delays.
  • If they've got experience and certification in your industry.
  • The level of support and response times available. Ideally, you're looking for 24/7 support.

Ask as many questions as you need before choosing your provider.

Can I perform my own UPS preventative maintenance instead?

Sure, but it may not be the best strategy. For example, it's all too easy to overlook a routine battery inspection, and you might not know how often to change and clean the critical parts like filters and fans.

On the other hand, with a professional performing your UPS maintenance, you can relax knowing that your power supply is properly maintained. And remember, a predictable bill from a UPS service provider is always less expensive than unexpected downtime! 

UPS monitoring service in Australia

UPS Solutions has been providing quality power protection services and systems across Australia for over 18 years. With offices in major critical states around Australia, our team is well placed to serve your company on a local level across the country.

Most importantly, as we're a government-accredited provider trusted by clients including State Government facilities and services, Aged Care facilities, major retailers in fuel fashion and food industries to name a few, you can be assured our team works to the highest possible safety and quality standards at all times. 

If you have any questions we haven't answered over on our FAQs page, or you've got an urgent enquiry about a UPS problem, please don't hesitate to contact us today.