Leaving a computer ON and fire hazards...prevention?

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sharky

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I am setting up a home security system which requires the computer be ON at all times. I am concerned about fire hazards from leaving a computer on. Is an UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY device the way to go? I just found out such an item exists.

(i think this was the best forum category to place this question)
 
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If you plan on leaving the computer on 24/7 then YES you better have an UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY - and a GOOD one!
 

sharky

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they prevent fires? or greatly reduces them? how can i evaluate a good one, name brand? I plan on leaving the computer on about 7 hours a day ...maybe for 3 days at times, once or twice a year.

i am seeing a number of new home security items coming on the market where one leaves a computer on in the home and a motion detector device(when activated) will actually send an email to a another remote computer or a cell phone..including a live or still picture. I planning on buying one,however the computer ON and fire hazard questions concern me.

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ANYTHING electrical left on 24/7 IS a potential fire hazard! Computers might be low on the list but they're still there.
 

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I would not consider a quality system much of a fire hazard. If you used cheap parts in the system then maybe however even then it is not something I would worry about.
 
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