The Time Is Now to Prep for Hurricane Season

The coldest, darkest days of the year are behind us with summer finally on the horizon. While we still have to endure a few more weeks of April showers, this rainy period serves as a reminder of potentially dangerous weather to come – we’re talking hurricane season.

If you’re located in an area prone to tropical activity and you have a reason to worry about hurricanes, it’s important to ensure your physical security solution is fine-tuned and ready in case disaster strikes. The time to prepare is now.

Hurricane Season Is on the Way

Hurricane season will be here before you know it. In the Atlantic, it runs from June 1st to November 30th, with the Pacific season spanning May 15th to November 30th.

According to AccuWeather, the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season is forecast to be average with 11-15 named storms including four to eight hurricanes. One to three of those hurricanes could reach major strength with winds pushing 111 mph or more.

Don’t be fooled by the fact that hurricane season remains weeks away. AccuWeather also states that above-normal ocean temperatures could lead to pre-season activity.

And while hurricanes are the greatest threat, tropical storms and systems can still pack a punch and should not be taken lightly.

Don’t Wait When It Comes to Security

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There’s no telling exactly how many storms will form this season or how powerful they may be. But as we’ve seen from past storms, and this year’s forecast, hurricanes are nothing to mess with.

A disaster is the wrong time to notice you have no plan in place, so the time to make sure you have such a plan is now.

When storms are about to strike, you may be asked to evacuate, or it simply may not be safe to visit your business. In some cases, the event may last a few hours or days. In others, it could be longer — weeks or even months — before you can access your business again.

This is why it’s important to have a monitoring system in place in case your property sits vacant for long stretches without electricity.

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

To protect businesses, owners often depend on surveillance cameras. But cameras on their own aren’t enough.

Luckily, Pro-Vigil backs up high-definition video surveillance capabilities with a team of virtual guards to cover every angle – and step in when necessary.

Prepare with Remote Video Monitoring

Pro-Vigil’s cameras use artificial intelligence (AI) to spot suspicious activity around the clock. If a storm strikes, we’ll keep watch over your business while you focus on staying safe.

When trouble is spotted, our team of virtual guards takes over and can launch audio and visual deterrents – like flashing lights and sirens – to send would-be thieves and vandals running.

Of course with any storm, power outages are a major concern.

That’s where our mobile solutions come into play. Pro-Vigil’s mobile surveillance solutions are self-contained units with cameras powered by solar panels – which means there is 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 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 or less.

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 and prevent more destruction and loss.

Don’t wait.

The time is now 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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