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Be Prepared for Tropical Storms and Hurricanes

Health & Safety | Home Security

When extreme weather events like tropical storms and hurricanes strike, Guardian Protection is dedicated to helping customers stay safe. If you live in an area affected by tropical storms and hurricanes, here are a few things you need to know about Guardian and your monitored Guardian security system. 

Guardian’s Monitoring Center is Prepared for Hurricanes

Guardian’s U.S.-based, award-winning monitoring centers stay highly prepared for extreme weather by focusing on predicted weather events and increasing our trained monitoring center staff accordingly. Our monitoring centers are both certified by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL), use multiple sources of power, and are fully redundant to sustain our monitoring operations during severe weather events.

How Your System Reacts To Extreme Weather

During a hurricane or tropical storm, the first thing you might notice regarding your Guardian security system is a severe weather alert on your panel or keypad. This feature helps make sure you’re aware of dangerous conditions in your area. You can silence the alert when you hear it.

Read our post about what to do if you get a severe weather alert here.

If your power goes off, you may get a notification on the Guardian App.  Also, your system will revert to back-up battery power which may last 4 to 6 hours. This will trigger a beeping sound from your system. Typically, if you disarm your system in the way that you normally do, the beeping will stop.  Your system will likely restart beeping roughly every 4 hours at which time you’ll have to disarm your system again.  When the power is restored to your panel, the panel battery will usually start to recharge and fully restore battery power within 24-48 hours.

Your alarm system should continue to transmit signals to Guardian’s 24/7 monitoring center even if the battery is low, provided the signal communication method your system uses is still functioning and has not experienced problems due to the extreme weather.  If your system powers down because of insufficient battery or its communication method is down, your system will no longer transmit signals. In case of an emergency, you should contact emergency personnel directly if possible.

Brush Up On Safety Tips for Tropical Storms and Hurricanes

Make sure you prepare your home or business for the extreme weather and have an emergency communication plan in place for your family. Sign up for weather alerts on your smartphone and pay attention to any sudden changes in weather or evacuation recommendations.

Guardian is committed to helping you stay safe.  If we can assist you, please let us know by calling 1.800.PROTECT (1.800.776.8328).

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