When extreme weather strikes, Guardian Protection Services wants to help ensure that our customers are as safe as they can be. Hurricane season is just one time of the year where extreme weather can affect your home and family.
For those who live in areas affected by possible Tropical Storm Irma, there are some things you need to know about Guardian and your monitored Guardian security system. Guardian’s dual monitoring centers stay highly prepared for extreme weather across the country by focusing on predicted weather events and increasing our well-accredited, trained monitoring center staff accordingly . Our two monitoring centers are located on either sides of the nation and have multiple power redundancies so that they are prepared no matter where a natural disaster or weather event occurs.
- To learn more about how Guardian’s monitoring center prepares for severe weather, click here.
During Tropical Storm Irma, the first thing you might notice regarding your Guardian home security system is a severe weather alert on your keypad. This feature helps make sure you’re aware of dangerous conditions in your area. You can silence the alert when you hear it.
- To learn more about weather alerts on your keypad, click 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.
To learn more about how to silence battery alerts on your keypad, click here.
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.
Make sure you brush up on safety tips for tropical storms and hurricanes. Make sure you prepare your home and family for the extreme weather and have an emergency communication plan in place. Sign up for weather alerts on your smartphone and pay attention to any sudden changes in weather or evacuation recommendations.
- For more safety tips read: Preparing for a Hurricane or Tropical Storm
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).