Lost revenue is only part of the story.
Consider direct costs, intangible losses and how essential your products and services are during a power outage.
• Security systems become disabled, increasing the risk of theft
• Refrigerated goods spoil
• Employees are idled
• Interrupting manufacturing processes can cause long-term damage to equipment and product
• Computer systems go down and vital data is lost
Keep the lights on and the doors open.
Many businesses have a lot to offer customers during power outages. In addition to making revenue loss less likely, keeping the doors open can provide important customer benefits.
Convenience store / Gas station — Power lights, cash register, security system, refrigeration and fuel pumps to serve emergency workers, motorists evacuating the area and local clean-up efforts.
Restaurants — Power lights, cash register, refrigeration, a full kitchen and remain open during an outage, serving people who need to eat out during a power failure.
Office environment — Power lights, computers, telephone, and elevators. Keep sales coming in and customer service available.
Pharmacy — Power lights, refrigeration, computers/data systems, security system, cash register, and telephone to ensure customers can get medication and medical supplies during an emergency