Commercial Power Surge Protection

Protect Against this Electrical Surge

After seeing this photo of the surge that ran down the electrical wires in Louisiana, I knew I had to remind everyone that there IS a product that will protect your equipment from surges like that.  Normally, something that strong will blow right through your protective equipment and can still damage your electronics. EMP Shield …

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Coolest Thing Made in Kansas!

Topeka, KAN. – After four weeks of competition, the Kansas Manufacturing Council (KMC) on Tuesday announced the EMP Shield is the 2020 Coolest Thing Made In Kansas.   “The KMC is excited to celebrate EMP Shield as the 2020 Coolest Thing Made in Kansas. Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for their favorite Kansas-made products. …

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4 Keys to “Lights Out” manufacturing operations

In honor of Manufacturing Month, I thought I’d mention one of the manufacturing ideas that I heard a bit about at a summit early in the month. First, as more of a techie, I needed a quick definition of “lights out” manufacturing.  My concept includes servers in racks, serving up computer resources to companies at …

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September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

It’s National Emergency Preparedness Month Are You Prepared? By now you’ve probably held your fire drill or tornado drill or other safety preparedness drills to keep your staff safe – and if you haven’t, you should!  But in addition to that, have you considered making sure your business is kept safe and can resume operations …

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Meltdown

Yikes, it’s HOT!! Heat waves, heat warnings, power outages, lethargy.  What’s a small business owner to do? Around here we’re used to going almost straight from winter to summer and then back again – spring and fall are short seasons.  This past spring was all rain until we hit the heat warning days, with precious …

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Is thunderstorm season over yet???

Many of us have had excess rain this year, accompanied by lightning!  As I’m talking with customers this summer, it seems that this rain may never end.  You may have had several opportunities so far to practice your bad-weather emergency plans with your staff.  Hopefully you’ve noted down some of the following from those experiences: …

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6 Signs You Might be Lucky

You might be lucky if: Despite a lack of a business continuity plan, you stay in business following a disaster – that would put you in a small group of 10%! You never have an electrical storm that affects the power in your area. You have never experienced even a mild electrical surge. The only …

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EMP Shield product

Can you stay in business in the face of the unexpected?  According to a study by Touche Ross, you only have a 10% chance of staying in business if you don’t have a business continuity plan.  And at least half of small businesses don’t have one. Please use the tools on this site to help …

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Business Impact Analysis

In the Business Impact Analysis, you list the different functions of your business, and rank the function in terms of High, Medium, or Low impact on your business’s success (hint: if you mark any activity Low Impact, consider outsourcing it – it probably isn’t worth your time to do it yourself).  Then consider how long …

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Risk Assessment Matrix

The Risk Assessment Matrix should help you consider all the possible risks to your business and to evaluate each one based on its probability.  Just because a certain risk isn’t likely isn’t a reason to ignore it in your plan, but it should be prioritized after the more likely scenarios are covered.   By then, …

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