We’ve heard everyone discuss the new normal, but is anything truly normal anymore? What we know from this series and from operating in the backup power industry is that the only thing that’s normal about our business is that things are never normal. Emergencies can and will happen, power loss is our biggest threat and generators have routine problems.
Well before the pandemic, Power Telematics took notice of the need to evolve to monitoring service applications. PT provides generator service companies with a single source for all generator monitoring and service vehicle tracking applications. For Facility Managers, there’s no such thing as a day off. Whether you’re the head office of a physical plant at a college or university, a superintendent for an apartment complex, or the manager of commercial retail properties, there’s a need to have your finger on the pulse of the operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Through inclement weather, national emergencies, holidays – and oh, yes, pandemics and stay-at-home orders.
“Our industry is changing, and companies in our profession need to recognize these changing trends and embrace them to be successful and grow.” – Andy Briggs
Catastrophes and even pandemics can and will happen. And yet, the generator industry has yet to fully grasp the need for active, remote monitoring. This technology has been around for more than two decades but is still in the early adopter period. This technology exists to provide instant knowledge of generator activity and ultimately increase the reliability of it working correctly during a power outage. The other biggest benefit is that you can monitor any generator from anywhere in the world. This makes it so easy for facility managers, homeowners, or anyone to stay on top of their equipment even if they have to work remote.
Earlier this year, Facility Executive magazine noted that COVID-19 restrictions had changed the way the facility management world gets to work. Often, fewer facilities managers were available as dedicated on-site operators. Thus, it becomes apparent that a solution needs to be found in order to properly maintain these units and that’s through generator monitoring.
Technology solutions are fundamental to the growth and success of all mission-critical operations. Active generator monitoring is like having a technician on site 24 hours a day. Remotely monitoring a standby generator helps ensure that the emergency power system is ready for the next power failure. If a problem occurs, you’ll be alerted about it immediately so you can provide a fast, proactive service response.
The Power Link generator monitoring portal is ideal for the power systems industry. Our system allows facility managers to monitor generators regardless of brand, size, or age in one place at all times. The real-time Tracking Map shows all generators’ current status and can be set up to send issue alerts via email, text, and voice call to service teams and your answering service. Plus, through the Power Link dashboard, subscribers have access to Generator Activity Reports that can automatically notify via email in various formats. We’ve made monitoring really easy to set up and use and know your emergency power backup equipment is operational and secure.
Call your dealer today to discuss your business’s critical needs and find out how the Power Telematics PT Series of monitoring products are crucial to ensure you don’t lose money and business due to faulty standby generator applications. Our Power Telematics monitoring products are simple to install, affordable, universal for all generators, and utilize the Power Link platform. And all PT Series monitoring products come with our lifetime warranty.