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Winter Weather Preparedness & Business Continuity Planning with Room Alert

Winter weather is upon us in the northern hemisphere and NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is forecasting that winter will be colder and wetter than normal. Right now is a critical time for businesses, facilities and organizations of all types and sizes to reflect and reassess their current Business Continuity plans. Are you prepared to protect your employees, infrastructure and productivity against cold temperatures, storms, freezing rain, sleet, snow, ice, high winds and more? Extreme weather can cause irreversible damage and even force you to close your doors for good. The best way to tackle environmental threats before they unfold into disaster is with Room Alert environment monitoring.

Room Alert Winterizes Your Business Continuity

75% of small to midsize businesses report they don’t have any form of environment monitoring installed, while 40% of all small to midsize businesses close within one year of suffering from a major outage. Room Alert is the best environment monitoring solution for ensuring you never fall victim to the 30% of costly downtime that is caused by environmental conditions.  

The Room Alert platform consists of monitors, sensors and accessories that proactively oversee the conditions in your environment. Room Alert hardware is supported by our online Room Alert Account services and downloadable Room Alert Manager software to help users easily manage and monitor every aspect of their environment conditions. With Room Alert installed in your facilities, you will be notified via email, text, and HTTP post of environmental changes that could result in downtime, damage or even bankruptcy.

Winter Power Outages

Unexpected power outages, for example, are a common threat to routine business operations throughout the winter season. From 2000-2021, there were roughly 1,542 weather-related power outages. Most outages were caused by winter weather (22%), tropical cyclones (15%), and other severe weather (58%). While losing power due to windy winter storms is oftentimes unavoidable and completely out of your control, Room Alert can help by promptly notifying you when your facility loses power so your team can respond as quickly and effectively as possible. Room Alert environmental monitoring provides peace of mind by being your reliable eyes on-site 24/7.

Winter Water Damage

When power goes out, often the heat for the building goes with it. Without heat, pipes can freeze and later thaw, crack or even burst. Without Room Alert, you will be losing money by the minute. A ⅛ inch pipe crack can leak 250 gallons of liquid in just one day! What was once a small leak can snowball into significant water damage, flooding and mold that costs you thousands of dollars in repairs. As if expensive repairs aren’t bad enough, water detection is also crucial to employee safety and prevention of workplace injuries due to slips and falls. Room Alert instantly notifies you of the presence of water so you can take corrective action immediately.

Short-staffed & Unmanned Facilities

It is especially important to winterize your business continuity efforts this time of year, as many facilities will find themselves short-staffed or completely unmanned during the holiday season. In 2021, nearly 9 in 10 retailers were short-staffed during the holidays. Install Room Alert in your winter wonderland today to protect your critical assets from downtime due to temperature, humidity, water, power, fire, room entry and more.

Enter 2023 As Prepared As Can Be

Room Alert is an extremely cost-effective investment that will pay for itself after just one instance of saving your business from downtime. Even if your facilities had 99% uptime, that 1% of annual downtime could cost thousands of dollars in lost revenue and productivity. Instead of asking yourself if you can afford to have Room Alert, ask yourself if you can afford to not have Room Alert protecting your employees, infrastructure and reputation.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or want additional information on how to improve your Business Continuity Plan with Room Alert this winter, please contact us today through email at Sales@AVTECH.com, through our online Live Chat service, or via phone 401.628.1600.           

You can also visit our YouTube Channel and read our articles here to learn many other reasons why you need Proactive Environment Monitoring with Room Alert.

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