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Some businesses and organizations don’t factor in costly downtime related to environment monitoring because they are unaware of what it is, and why their business continuity plan needs it. Other companies omit environment monitoring when it comes to their business continuity plan because they view it as a luxury and not a necessity. Too many times environment monitoring is overlooked, even though IT facilities support entire organizations and ongoing operations that allow employees to do their jobs, service customers and communicate. If you think environment monitoring isn’t necessary, you are in dangerous territory because if you aren’t proactive and don’t implement environment monitoring in your facilities now, you’ll pay for it later.
30% of downtime is due to environmental factors such as extreme temperatures, high humidity, power loss, poor airflow and fire. Costly downtime doesn’t just end there. Ongoing costs and lost profits accumulate every second your business is down. 40% of small to midsize businesses close within 1 year after a major downtime event. You don’t want your organization to become another statistic, which is why you need the best environment monitoring available, Room Alert.
One justification for not installing environment monitoring with Room Alert is cost. This reason can very well backfire on you because if you think you cannot afford a Room Alert 3E (which sells for under $200) then just imagine how you’re going to afford to recover from damage from an unexpected water leak. Room Alert may not seem like a necessity right now, but do you want to wait until after you’re almost put out of business due to costly downtime from a power outage to consider how Room Alert could have helped? Room Alert can be set up to send you notifications via email, SMS, SMTP, dial-out, audio alert and more whenever changes in your environment are detected. We offer sensors that track many environment conditions such as temperature, humidity, power, water, smoke, motion, room entry, airflow, network cameras and more.
If you think your budget can’t afford to be notified during situations concerning broken heaters, frozen pipes and flood damage then picture the costly downtime you will experience when inevitable damage occurs. According to a 2016 study by the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a data center outage is $740,357! With just a small fraction of that money, you could have invested in dependable environment monitoring protection with Room Alert.
While some businesses may go months without any environment problems arising, most will not have such luck. Is omitting Room Alert a worthwhile risk when you consider all the lost money and resources you will experience when your facility is short-staffed and your business continuity plan doesn’t know how to address environment-related issues in your data center? Protect what you have and continue to grow. Save money, time and resources with Room Alert and put all that saved energy into growing, hiring more people and solving important problems. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Invest in environment monitoring now and have peace of mind later. If your facility doesn’t have environment monitoring with Room Alert right now, that means you are currently risking losing a lot of money because just one unexpected disaster could cost thousands! That’s if you’re lucky and your costly downtime doesn’t result in you going out of business.
Room Alert offers many options in regards to monitors and sensors so it is important to take the time to figure out what best fits your individual needs. For example, smaller businesses may only need 1 device and a few targeted sensors to achieve all-encompassing protection from unexpected downtime. Other businesses may require highly specific protection related to employee safety, cybersecurity and hard drive performance.
Visit our Contact page for a free consultation with one of our dedicated Product Specialists today so we can help guide you to an environment monitoring solution that is tailor-fit to exactly what you need.
If you have any questions or want additional information on how Room Alert is necessary part of any business continuity plan to protect against costly environmental damage such as water leaks and high temperatures, please visit our YouTube Channel and be sure to read more of our articles here to learn many other reasons why you need Room Alert to prevent unnecessary and costly downtime.