CTPAT Breakdown: 9.11

Item 9.11

Security technology systems should be configured with an alternative
power source that will allow the systems to continue to operate in the
event of an unexpected loss of direct power.

Implementation Guidelines

A criminal trying to breach your security may attempt to
disable the power to your security technology in order to
circumnavigate it. Thus, it is important to have an
alternative source of power for your security technology.
An alternative power source may be an auxiliary power
generation source or backup batteries. Backup power
generators may also be used for other critical systems such
as lighting.

This is only a SHOULD requirement for CTPAT.

So you should use a UPS with the security technology.

Implementation

Duh!! Common sense should win out here. Keep security systems running for as log as possible in any scenario.

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