Storm Safety & Weather Alerts
What are the effects of storm damage?
Each year extreme weather conditions cause billions of dollars’ worth of damage in the USA. Whether it’s tornadoes or lightening or gale-force winds, when a storm strikes the effect on property can be immense and even the most solidly built properties are at risk.
High winds can reach speeds of 125 mph and can lift roofs right off, with canopies and eaves acting as sails. It isn’t just roofs or overhangs that are in danger of being destroyed by the power of storms: once an opening in a property is created, even by a small broken window, the pressure on the building is immense and the home can be forced apart, causing devastation to the property and any people inside.
Storm destruction is by no means limited to wind damage. Lightning poses a great risk to both homes and people, causing more deaths and significant losses to properties than tornadoes, hurricanes and floods put together. Flooding as a result of extreme weather is also responsible for extensive damage to both homes and property and, like most severe weather conditions, presents a very real risk to people too.
Every year in the USA thousands of deaths occur due to extreme weather, many of which could have been avoided with an adequate warning system.
How can a Severe Weather Alert protect you?
While there is nothing you can do to prevent storms from occurring, there is much you can do to prevent your home and your family from storm damage. The integrated Severe Weather Alerts within Protection 1's all-in-one home security keypad system can now alert you whenever extreme conditions like storms, hurricanes, fires or tornadoes are coming your way.
When any severe weather warnings are broadcast by the National Weather Service, our Severe Weather Alerts will track the weather conditions and issue alerts if a property is likely to be affected. Sent directly to your Protection 1 security control panel, the warnings are issued in time for you to take the necessary precautions to seek protection for both your family and your property—whether you are at home or not.
Flooded homes cause billions of dollars’ worth of damage every year and often occur after extremely cold conditions cause pipes to freeze and burst. Our weather monitoring system has water sensors which swiftly alert you to any burst pipes, allowing you shut off your water at once and minimize any flood damage. In addition, Temperature Threshold Alerts can notify you if your pipes are dangerously close to bursting by monitoring the temperature in your home and warning you if it falls beyond a set level.
The benefits and reassurances that our weather monitoring systems provide you with cannot be overstated. Wherever you are in the world you can ensure your home and family are protected to the very best of your ability—so give Protection 1 a call today.