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Hurricane Season Is Brewing: Are You Ready?

Summer is on its way, with warmer weather and brighter skies. But summer is also one of the most common seasons for natural disasters to strike.
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From hurricanes and flooding to tornadoes and fires, these weather events can take a massive toll on human lives and properties. They can also be catastrophic to business owners.

In recent years, historic storms and fires have ravaged parts of the country. It appears this year will be no different.

In fact, AccuWeather is predicting 16 to 20 named storms this year and 6 to 8 hurricanes – with 3 to 5 expected to reach category 3 strength or higher.

That could mean winds pushing 111 mph or more, a major threat for anyone and anything in a storm’s path.

While hurricane season may not officially start until June 1st, the time to start preparing is now – especially when it comes to your security strategy.

Act Now… Before It’s Too Late

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When a natural disaster strikes, employees are often forced to vacate businesses for their own safety.

In some cases, the event may last a few hours or days. In other cases, events like wildfires and hurricanes may force prolonged closures or evacuations that can last weeks or even months before business owners can return.

Regardless of the length of the event, businesses need to be able to monitor their property while it’s vacant. 

Unattended sites are prime targets for criminals looking to steal inventory and assets – whether its retail items, vehicles, heavy machinery, equipment and beyond.

To protect their business, owners often depend on surveillance cameras. But traditional fixed video cameras struggle to perform in these situations.

They likely won’t capture clear footage if available lighting is poor or absent. They may not record anything at all if there are power and even backup generator failures, which happen all too frequently in these scenarios. 

We saw this just last year when category four Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, knocking out power to at least 1.2 million across eight states according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Around The Clock Monitoring: Anywhere, Anytime

So, how can you ensure your business is secure during hurricane season and other natural disasters?

At Pro-Vigil, we work to make sure our customers have around-the-clock coverage, no matter the situation. In the case of dangerous storms and other events, 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.

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.

Our smart mobile surveillance can also provide critical, real-time information that goes beyond security. For example, it can show the condition of your site – such as whether flooding, fire or other damage has occurred and where, so you can take action quickly to prevent more destruction and loss.

Don’t wait. The time is now to to put a plan in place so if disaster strikes this summer – or anytime – your business will be monitored 24/7. Learn more about Pro-Vigil’s mobile surveillance solutions here. Or if you’d like to chat about how we can help, contact us today.

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