How to Leverage Monnit Remote Monitoring Solutions for Hurricane and Tropical Storm Preparedness
Hurricane season can go from nerve-wracking to deadly, especially if you live in a hurricane-prone area. Even from hundreds of miles away and without making landfall, unpredictable hurricanes like Idalia and tropical storms can damage and destroy facilities and valuable assets.
With the right tools and technology, you can be prepared and receive instant alerts about potential threats like water intrusion, power outages, and structural strain. Monnit Remote Monitoring Solutions can help you know about possible flooding and monitor electrical power, temperature, humidity, and other facility conditions 24/7.
Protect Property from Water Intrusion
One of the most common and destructive consequences of hurricanes and subsequent storms is flooding. Heavy rainfall, storm surges, and overflowing waterways can lead to water intrusion that can damage facilities and equipment.
Our ALTA®Water Detection Sensors sense even the smallest water leaks or floods in real time. The sensors can be strategically placed in vulnerable areas, such as basements and crawl spaces, along walls, or near water pipes, and send immediate alerts to your smartphone when water is detected.
These water detectors can also work in tandem with sump pump monitors—ALTA Voltage and Vibration Meters. This early water detection warning system can be the difference between minor damage and a major disaster.
Ensure Electrical Power Continuity
Hurricane-force winds and surging tropical storms often cause widespread power outages, leaving you in the dark without essential equipment. ALTA Voltage Detection Meters are your eyes and ears for monitoring electrical power.
Sensor data can be vital for critical infrastructure, such as data centers or medical facilities, as it enables you to switch to backup power sources, preventing costly downtime. Monnit Voltage Meters can notify you in real-time of voltage fluctuations, power surges, and outages, allowing you to take action, such as:
- Start a backup generator, preserving inventory and perishable items in refrigerators and freezers.
- Initiate shutdown protocols to prevent damage to sensitive electronics and equipment.
This proactive approach can help you automate and maintain essential services and comfort during extended power outages.
Track Environmental Conditions and HVAC Performance
Maintaining the right facility temperature and humidity levels is crucial for occupants' well-being and preserving valuable assets. ALTA Temperature and Humidity Sensors inform you about any fluctuations from preset parameters with continuous monitoring, ensuring you can sustain optimal conditions.
Changes beyond prime thresholds can harm sensitive materials, equipment, and human health. For example, during hurricane season, monitoring humidity is essential to prevent mold growth, which can be a secondary consequence of water intrusion. With these sensors, you can adjust HVAC systems, use dehumidifiers, or open windows to maintain a safe and comfortable environment.
Extreme weather can put your HVAC systems to the test and at risk of malfunctioning. Monnit offers a wide array of sensors and meters to predict the maintenance and monitor the performance of HVAC systems. Easily install ALTA Duct Temperature Sensors, Differential Air Pressure Meters, Indoor Air Quality Meters, Wireless Thermostats, Air Velocity Meters, Vibration Meters, and others.
Make Informed Facility Decisions Before, During, and After Storms
One of the most significant advantages of Monnit Remote Monitoring Solutions is in what their name implies—the ability to receive alerts and monitor your property from anywhere in the world. This is especially valuable during hurricane season when you may be away from your facilities. With the iMonnit Mobile App, you can check on sensor readings, receive alerts, and take action to protect your assets in real time, wherever you are.
While hurricane season is a critical time for remote monitoring, a Monnit Sensor Network provides peace of mind year-round. They continuously monitor your property, equipment, and other essential supplies and assets, allowing you to detect and address issues proactively, whether it's water leaks, equipment malfunctions, building envelope conditions, or temperature fluctuations.
Monnit's environmental, power, and structural integrity sensors can keep tabs on facility conditions like humidity, machinery, and load-bearing walls. ALTA Advanced Vibration Meters and Tilt Sensors can monitor structures, alerting you to any potential damage caused by a hurricane's force. You'll have real-time data to help you make informed decisions like when to shelter in place or evacuate. These sensors are particularly valuable for businesses with sensitive equipment or materials, allowing you to mitigate potential damage.
The aftermath can be chaotic once the hurricane has passed. Monnit Remote Monitoring Solutions are invaluable as you assess the post-storm effects. Sensor data helps you prioritize repairs and ensure the safety of your property.
The data collected by our sensors can be stored and analyzed, providing valuable insights for future hurricane preparedness and risk mitigation strategies. By identifying patterns and trends, you can make informed decisions to optimize your property's resilience and minimize potential losses during hurricane seasons.
As Hurricanes Rise, So Should Safeguards
Hurricane season is a time of uncertainty, but with Monnit Remote Monitoring Solutions, you can take proactive steps to safeguard your property, assets, and employees. From flood detection to power outage alerts to real-time temperature and humidity monitoring, Monnit offers a comprehensive suite of tools to ensure you're prepared for what the storm may bring. Don't leave your safety and property to chance; invest in Monnit Sensors to stay ahead of the storm this hurricane season.