Posts Tagged ‘security’

My Battery Backup Saved My PC

by on Friday, May 16th, 2014

We have a lot of trouble in this area with electricity outages and spikes. Many times it is related to storms, especially the ones with a lot of lightning. But sometimes there is not sign of any storm activity and the power just goes out. It’s not so bad when it goes out all at once and stays off for 5-10 minutes. But the ones that make the lights flicker and it comes and it goes – those worry me.

Household electronics can’t take a lot of spikes and surges, especially computers. That is why I bought surge protectors and battery backups for all my electronics, not only the PC but also the flat screen TVs and the security system.

 

We had an issue with the lights flickering for about 20 minutes the other day. No signs of any storms – no reason to expect the surges. When it was over, I checked my electronics and found that the surge protectors had all tripped, and one of the battery backups was dead. Unfortunately, the battery backup went out on one of the first flickers, leaving my security system unprotected and it ended up frying the security computer and monitor. I was pretty pissed off about that.

On the other hand, the surge protector for my PC did trip but the battery backup remained working, so it saved my PC.

All that flickering meant that I ended up going to Best Buy to replace all the surge protectors. Once they trip, they can’t be trusted to work anymore – as surge protectors. They still work like an extension cord, but that doesn’t protect your electronics from the surges and spike. I went ahead and bought 6 replacements and then negotiated a price reduction with the sales manager by buying 6 spares. I figured I would need them eventually, so I might as well get them now and save a few bucks while I’m at it.

 

Home security

by on Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

My big brother lives in Columbus and the neighborhood that he lives in has become less and less desirable over the years. Now my bother has made up his mind that he needs to upgrade his home security and wants me to help him find the best security for his home. I found what I think is the very best security company in his city and ADT in Columbus is the way for him to go for his upgraded home security.

I use ADT here in Nashville and I am sure that this top quality home security company will take very good care of him and his family in Columbus just like they do here in Nashville for me and my family. Having your family and your home safe is on the top of my list of the most important things we have to keep done on a daily basis. ADT is the team that I turn to to keep my family safe and I have told my big brother about this great company and I even sent him the contact numbers so all he has to do is pick up the phone and call them to get his home and family safe.