How can a UPS system benefit prisons in the U.K?

It is no shock to understand the importance of why we need constant power in our houses! The people in prison need constant power just as much with U.K's first electric prison under construction and a 'Disturbance' at immigration removal centre following a power outage... But it's more serious than you think, here's why.

A prison needs backup power to keep everyone inside and out safe. Should a power outage or full blackout in power hit a prison this will cause serious problems as cell doors could open and emergency lighting to be shut down. Needless to say, it is self explanatory as to why we need power. Not to mention fire systems would also be down causing a recipe for disaster and putting everyone inside the prison at risk.

U.K's first electric prison

In Full Sutton which is located in East Yorkshire, there is currently construction for the U.K's first electric prison creating 600 jobs which means it is going to be running solely on electricity whereas the other sites will rely on gas. This prison will be opening in 2025 holding around 1500 prisoners.

U.K's first electric prison UPS System

'Disturbance' at immigration removal centre U.K

Just recently at Harmondsworth immigration removal centre near Heathrow airport, there was a power outage to follow up a 'Disturbance' at immigration removal centre "a group of detainees left their rooms and went out into the courtyard area armed with various weaponry, according to reports" said Sky News

"Electricity supplier SSE said in statement: "We experienced a high-voltage underground cable fault at midnight on Thursday which affected electricity supplies to 290 customers for one minute (including Harmondsworth)." This is a great example of what a UPS system and generator will protect you from so you will not be affected negatively in these situations.

Harmondsworth immigration removal centre UPS system

How can a UPS systems benefit prisons in the U.K? Hopefully this blog has given you an insight as to why it is critical to have a UPS system installed and why it's beneficial.

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