3 Ways Our Home Alarm and Security Installations Weather Storms
How We Protect Your Tennessee Home During Storms
It seems that just yesterday, Nashville received warning about an incoming F3 tornado. For many, that warning came too late; an estimated two dozen people died, and even more were injured. Soon, we saw #PrayforNashville become one of the most sweeping social media trends as people in our community posted images of their destroyed homes and businesses for the world to see.
According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, an average of 1,200 tornadoes occur every year in the United States, so homeowners need to be prepared at a moment’s notice. Here in Middle Tennessee, we deal with plenty of adverse weather activity, from tornadoes to floods to fires. How can your home alarm installation and security tools help you protect against dangerous spring storms and other incidentals? In this blog, we’ll explain not only how our alarm and security installations benefit you but also how they’ve proven immune to storm damage.
Alarm.com analyzes real-time weather reports from the National Weather Service and sends alerts to customers when severe weather strikes. This alert will appear on your control panel, while a sound notification reminds you to take shelter. When you’re away, the system will also notify you remotely if there’s severe weather near your home so that you can act quickly. Users have reported a 5 to 10 minute lag between when Alarm.com warned them and the TV and radio reports told them to find shelter. Even five minutes can be enough to save someone’s life.
Fires can also affect Nashville homes, whether they sparked from an external source, like a drought-induced fire, or from something internal like a stove. Your alarm system will sound as soon as it detects smoke — often before you even smell it. Similarly, detect floods early through sensors that find even slight water accumulations in low-lying areas like your basement.
Power Failure Backup
Homeowners might fear that either a wired or wireless system could fail them when a storm strikes, and understandably so. When the power shuts down, security systems might temporarily stop functioning, or temporarily fail when you most need them. That’s why we provide power backup services as well as redundancy connections to UL-approved stations.
Our response teams consistently rank in the top 3% with a Five Diamond Certification by the Central Station Alarm Association. In case of an emergency, our average response time is an impressive 16.6 seconds. You and your family can notify us as soon as your home is damaged or someone is injured (Symspire also handles medical alerts!), and we will immediately send appropriate law enforcement personnel. Contact Us Today!
Though Nashville has already suffered devastating losses, storm season in this area is ramping up. Is your home prepared with alerts, backup and monitoring? Give us a call at (615) 332-0093 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-hassle consultation. We look forward to protecting your home and family.
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