With the shopping centre in complete darkness and store immediately closing, our team was able to shut down in an orderly fashion and complete the usual end of day balancing process and finalise other tasks.
This was achievable thanks to the uninterruptible power supply unit we have for each computer. The UPS provided power to do what we needed to do, no rush.
We have recommended UPS units to our customers for years, for the reason we experienced ourselves last week as well as for delivering stable and clean power to computers. Our recommendation has not changed. Thanks to our recent experience we have a reference point we can use to reinforce the value of the small UPS investment for retailers.
The photo was taken at our store without the use of a flash. It really was pitch black inside!