Maintaining Building Security in a Power Outage

What steps should you take to keep your building secure at all times?

In the event of a power outage, will my CCTV continue recording?

No. CCTV cameras operate using electricity so should the power go out for any reason, your CCTV system will not continue to record without an alternate power supply.

With the use of a battery backup system, the cameras will continue to record for a certain period of time allowing you to continually monitor your premises during an unforeseen outage.

Will my alarm system continue working in an outage?

Likely yes. Most alarm systems are equipped with a built-in battery backup, meaning you will not be left vulnerable to security incidents or fire. The backup battery for your monitored security system keeps it powered for up to 24 hours after you lose power to maintain your alarm protection.

To maintain this backup power source, you need to keep the backup battery fully charged as much as possible. When your battery is low and cannot be charged, then you need to contact the alarm company emergency number immediately.

What can I do to protect my home or business in the event of a planned or extended power outage?

If you’re aware of a planned outage in your area or if your power will be out for a long period of time, it may be wise to consider hiring a security provider to maintain your security fully during the outage. This may mean keeping a security guard on-site at all times and/or regular site patrols.

Which Security provider should I hire for emergency response?

Any security company is qualified to handle your needs. You will need to make your decision quickly because you do not want to have your premises unprotected. To find the most reliable and cost-effective company, you need to make sure that they are licensed to operate, and they have full insurance coverage.

As a leader in temporary security in the Greater Hamilton and nearby areas, you can trust Third Watch Protection Services in your time of need. You can count on Third Watch to offer you quality security at a cost-effective rate.

Need a security provider fast? Contact Third Watch Protection Services today to learn more about our services at 1-888-444-5232 or by email at