Systems that rely on backup power:
Access Control Systems:
Fire Alarm Panels:
Intrusion (Burglary Prevention) Panels:
Wireless Automatic Door Buttons:
UPS Desk Stations:
What happens when they fail?
Fail safe doors are unlocked (building is not secure).
Fail secure doors cannot be opened by card access (people unable to get in). Read out doors will not allow egress (people trapped inside).
Loss of programming or communications settings
System unable to detect alarms.
System unable to dial monitoring center.
System unable to monitor sensors or detect alarms
System unable to dial monitoring center
System cannot be armed/disarmed
ADA Operators do not work, preventing ingress/egress of disabled persons
Loss of unsaved data
Dark/unlit exit paths
Non-Compliance with local and State fire codes