It's Tornado Season, Is Your Business Prepared?
Did you know that ASR has alert systems for severe weather incidents like a Tornado? While is not yet possible to predict exactly when and where tornados will develop, how strong they will be, or precisely what path they will follow, it is possible to save more lives with clear alerts when a tornado is in your area.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) there is no guaranteed safety during a tornado. Even the possibility of a tornado must be taken seriously, so how do you communicate warnings to your employees?
A lead time up to 15 min reduces fatalities; a warning in the range of 6–10 min reduces expected fatalities by 41% compared to a similar tornado with no warning.
The ASR Severe Weather Alert System
With the push of a button, the ASR system activates specially marked tornado sirens and strobes so that the situation is obvious to anyone in the building. This is especially important so that emergency company protocols can be put into action and lives can be saved. Alerts can include customized messaging via integration with existing PA systems that can sound in conjunction with or in lieu of the sirens and strobes. Text and email messaging can also be triggered to contacts of your choosing. With immediate notification of pending severe weather in the area, your employees are afforded precious time to engage in life-saving protocols such as:
- Moving to the lowest level of the building (preferably an underground level).
- If there is no underground level, move to an interior room such as a closet or hallway.
- Securing headcover with a blanket or jacket to guard against flying debris or broken glass.
- For people outside who can't get in, alerting them to begin crouching beside a strong structure or lying flat in a ditch or low-lying area while covering their head and neck.
- Getting people as far away from trees, cars, and large objects as possible.
The bottom line is that acting quickly is key to staying safe and minimizing impacts. Contact us today about current and future integrations. Let ASR show you how our Severe Weather Alert System is a perfect companion to our patented Threat Alert Systems.