Natural disasters are not only hard to predict, but they can take quite the toll on businesses. From hurricanes along the Gulf and East coasts, to wildfires out West, even blizzards in the Northeast, these types of events often force business owners and employees to vacate their workplaces – without much time to close up shop.
In this situation, most businesses rely on surveillance cameras to keep watch while it simply is not safe for employees or guards to be on-site. But what happens when power goes out or generators fail? If lighting isn’t an option, standard surveillance cameras may not be able to record a clear enough picture to determine whether or not someone is trespassing.
And if the power goes out altogether, fixed cameras won’t record anything at all. Hurricane Ida recently knocked out power to the entire city of New Orleans, along with hundreds of thousands across Louisiana, and it could take weeks for power to be restored in some parts.
And as we’ve seen with past natural disasters, when power goes out, many fixed surveillance cameras and alarm systems are taken offline. And generators are only useful until they too run out of fuel and stop working.
As we’ve seen with disasters in the past, crime often follows in the form of looting and vandalism while police and emergency responders are busy attending to disaster related calls.
So, what’s the best way to secure your business when disaster strikes? At Pro-Vigil, we work to make sure our customers have around-the-clock coverage, no matter the situation. And in the case of natural disasters, we’ve found that our mobile surveillance solutions provide the best coverage.
Our mobile surveillance solutions are self-contained units with cameras powered by solar panels – which means no need for electricity or WiFi.
They don’t need to be hardwired or mounted on a building, and we can typically deploy these units quickly in order to help businesses keep watch during a natural disaster or get back up and running after one strikes.
And the best part is that our mobile units contain the same artificial intelligence (AI) and crime deterrence capabilities as our fixed solution, which allows Pro-Vigil’s virtual guards to detect suspicious behavior, deter crime, and dispatch the proper authorities when necessary – all within 24 seconds.
The time is now to put a plan in place so that next time disaster strikes, your business will be monitored 24/7. Learn more about Pro-Vigil’s mobile surveillance solutions here. And if you’d like to talk to us about how we can help, contact us today.