candle lit during blackout where commercial refrigeration units lost power in stores

Make your August commercial refrigeration SmartLock safe

Remember the summer blackout of 2003? We do. It impacted many commercial refrigeration units. It was the Northeast blackout and it was a power outage throughout part of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States, and the Canadian province of Ontario. At the time of August 14th, it was the world’s second most widespread blackout in history, after the 1999 Southern Brazil blackout. The outage, which was much more widespread than the Northeast blackout of 1965, affected an estimated 10 million people in Southern and Central Ontario, and 45 million people in eight U.S. states.

A very hot August is a time of high energy use and costs as it relates to air conditioning and keeping things cool.

Keeping people cool and food even cooler.

Long summer days with full sun and very hot weather, means that the risk of power outages increases. On extremely hot days it means that overloads to power grids often happen. This August make sure that your commercial refrigeration systems are up for the task.

SmartLock keeps things in check and protects

We’d like to take this opportunity to remind all of you that no matter the outage that comes your way, SmartLock continues to monitor your cabinets’ internal temperature. Yes, even in the event of loss of power.

The Minus Forty SmartLock health timer never sleeps. It constantly monitors the interior storage temperature and safeguards your delicious food products by locking the commercial merchandiser when a pre-set safety limit is reached. Consider it the security guard always keeping an eye and protecting the food that you sell.

Our clients have been depending on our NAMA-certified SmartLock health timer to guard against food spoilage and the business and reputation losses it can cause, since 2014. It was innovative when it launched and it’s still an industry leader today.

The functionality of SmartLock in commercial refrigeration

How does it work? The SmartLock system’s battery back-up feature ensures the food safety system functions during a power outage. It’s designed to meet local health department regulations that require lockout mechanisms in the event of a high temperature event.

I bet you’re wondering how it monitors the freezer/cooler functions? Well, the health timer device has a dual functional controller that takes full command of the fully integrated health timer locking device.

Designed with you in mind

Our state-of-the-art champion, SmartLock, preserves food in our coolers and freezers, to allow safe merchandising of perishable food products.

Don’t let your food go to waste from an unexpected blackout event. Feel confident that our commercial refrigeration merchandising units ensure your products always comply with food health and safety consumption standards.

For more questions about our technology that will preserve and help you sell more, contact us.

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