When businesses experience load shedding, some of them are forced to close their doors because they cannot function or run their businesses as they do not have the infrastructure and security is compromised. Load shedding has the potential to breed theft as burglar alarms are rendered unusable or rather cannot operate at optimal levels and this leaves businesses vulnerable to theft and other criminal activities. Small businesses are faced with loss of profits during load shedding because in most cases they require electricity to function and run their businesses. A loss of profits is as a result of loss of production, where employees are essentially not working during periods of load shedding. Not all small businesses have the privilege of alternate power supply. Just with stage 2 of load shedding over the last couple of weeks, South Africa has been said to have lost R2billion.
Terrestrial networks that do not have sufficient backup power suffers tremendously under constant power outages. Load-shedding directly impacts mobile network infrastructure, and, as a result, mobile Internet speeds tend to suffer.
A MyBroadband analysis showed that Vodacom and Telkom customers saw the most significant drops in network performance during periods of load-shedding.
When there is a break in the main power supply, conventional security features – electric fences, garage doors, security equipment and gate motors – often become non-operational. This is particularly dangerous during load shedding, as criminals are able to work around the schedule and identify areas of weakness.
Our in-house experts provide our customers with one complete solution neatly wrapped and operating under one company. Meaning the customer will only have to deal with one company to supply them with several integrated solutions.
1. Uninterrupted electricity supply
Safrisat has in-house electrical service suppliers, experienced solar designers, and structural and civil engineers ensuring all standards are met when supplying the customer with solar solutions.
2. Reliable Connectivity
Safrisat in partnership with Paratus Telecommunication can provide Satellite broadband with unlimited coverage anywhere in South Africa, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, and Mozambique. This enables us to connect all our services to our national control room, both for quality control and service delivery.
Safrisat also operates its own off-grid network to ensure customers are connected 24/7/365. This enables us to have full control over the service quality we deliver.
Our in-house control center combined with an off-grid network and uninterrupted electricity supply both at our customers and at our headquarters takes our service delivery into the next generation. Ensuring the customer is always serviced.