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Preventative Maintenance Inspections
Preventative maintenance inspections should be conducted monthly and immediately following local lightning strikes.
For AC power surge protectors, inspection entails verifying that all LEDs are lit, audible alarms are quiet and verifying the surge counter has measured the activity (for devices that are so equipped). Keep in mind, that even though the LED's are not lit, your surge protector may still be passing power. Only now it's without the benefit of protection.
On Data Lines, verify that data is passing through the surge protector by checking the connected processing equipment.
On Video Surveillance equipment, verify that video is streaming through the surge protector and is being captured on the storage equipment.
By conducting periodic inspections of your surge protection equipment, you may save yourself from expensive repair or replacement of that equipment, not to mention the avoidable downtime.
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