Step Two: Power Protection
Often overlooked, proper power protection for your home electronics is essential for keeping your equipment safe and operating at their best! Of course this means not only being protected from lightning strikes, but also “cleaning” the electricity before it gets to your equipment. We chose SurgeX, which is a Made In The USA brand, due to the excellent build quality and circuitry involved – instead of being designed to sacrifice itself and blow up from a surge, the SurgeX simply absorbs any nasty power and filters it away, keeping your toys safe and happy! For the most important pieces, like a main house controller and networking, we use a battery-backup system. In the event that your home loses power, you can still operate the necessary functions like lights, gas-fired heat, things like that. You can also safely turn non-essential systems off, extending the backup battery.