Prepare Yourself for Hurricane Season

June 28th, 2019



Hurricane season is upon us and with it is the chance of a direct hit. For this reason, it is important to make sure you prepare ahead of time for hurricane season, so you aren't blindsided later on. It is impossible to get guaranteed storm predictions, so you don't want to leave anything up to chance.

The Risk of Flooding

Flooding is always a risk during hurricane season. Flooded streets can carry the water to your home where it can enter the home and cause significant damage to not only the interior but also the exterior of the home, including the foundation. You can never be sure how long the water will have to remain there either which further exacerbates the situation.

Through many storms in past years, many people even had to evacuate their homes and apartments because of the elevated flood risk in their area. 

Prepare with Tech

Since flooding during hurricane season can cost thousands in damage, property owners need to consider the benefits of having an escape plan in place as well as installing sensors and surveillance systems to protect their homes and businesses.

These systems can detect rapid indoor environmental changes, including the presence of water during a flood. With a subscription to a monitoring service, you will receive immediate alerts about the flooding as well as extreme temperature changes and other hazards that can threaten your property. It gives you much more time to address the situation and hopefully allows you to save some money as well before any major damage can be done.

Sensor Features

These sensors offer property owners instant notifications. If the sensor detects a leak or any other water, you will receive a notification on your smartphone or device. They also offer wireless flexibility meaning that the sensors are often battery powered. This makes installation easy − even in those harder to reach places.

There are also numerous applications meaning you can place these sensors in different areas of the home to award you with the most protection. Always choose areas where flooding may be a more significant possibility. 

Benefits

With these systems, you can help minimize the amount of damage that can be caused by water, which also reduces the amount you may need to pay for costly repairs following the hurricane. You don't want to have to worry about water damage and clean up when you could be worrying about other things that might also need your attention.

Some of these systems even have indoor cameras so you can log in and see where the water damage is happening. This allows you to gauge the severity of the damage while also allowing for extra time to get it taken care of. You can avoid the unexpected because you can see what is happening.

So, before hurricane season is officially upon us, it might be in your best interest as either a business owner or homeowner to take advantage of everything these sensors and monitoring services have to offer. Why wait to see the damage when it could very well be too late? Early detection is key to saving money and saving your property.

If you are interested or have any other questions about preparing your home for hurricane season, contact Frontline Security in , PA today for other tech options that may help.