It is no shock to understand 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 the immigration removal centre following a power outage... But it's more serious than you think, here's why.
A reliable backup power source is crucial for the safety and security of a prison. In the event of a power outage or blackout, the consequences can be severe, including the potential for cell doors to open and the loss of emergency lighting. Additionally, the failure of fire systems could lead to a catastrophic situation, putting everyone within the prison at risk. It is clear why having a backup power supply is necessary in this critical facility.
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.
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.
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.