Stealth’s disaster monitoring system team helped protect commercial clients, including auto dealerships, multifamily apartment communities, and office and industrial properties during the 2017 hurricane season. The United States and its outlying territories were hit with extreme weather and environmental conditions due to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. There were damaging winds, excessive flooding, and power outages at thousands of commercial properties in the afflicted areas.
A disaster monitoring system can help businesses with live video security and safety alerts. Hurricane Harvey’s high winds and flooding made Houston area businesses vulnerable to looting, theft, and crime. Houston’s mayor announced a curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m since many locations didn’t have police and emergency response coverage. Numerous homes and businesses were abandoned. Television and newspaper media reported several cases of criminal activity in devastated areas. Armed robbers hijacked vehicles and impersonated Homeland Security investigators. One Houston resident recorded a theft on her cellphone. Two men walked out of a big box store with stolen property, including a large television.
A disaster recovery plan can help alleviate employee and customer worry, protect assets and data, provide property security, and restore business operations as fast as possible. An effective disaster monitoring system should include security cameras and live video monitoring that can watch live what’s happening on-site. Trained operators can provide site status updates and crime reports to company managers and police.
Natural Disaster Surveillance and Flood Monitoring
A disaster monitoring system with live video surveillance was crucial for Stealth clients. In the middle of the hurricane, many businesses in Houston were not accessible due to flooded streets and downed trees. In many cases, company operations and security staff were not able to visit their properties. They didn’t know if their sites and assets were safe or what damages they may have suffered. The emergency surveillance team at Stealth updated property managers and owners about the conditions and status of their commercial properties.
Stealth Monitoring and UCIT Online are the leader in live video surveillance in the U.S. and Canada with over 400 employees, 9 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. Stealth remote video monitoring watches over 16,000 security cameras and can detect and deter crime at multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, construction sites and other types of commercial businesses. Our virtual security guard service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance operator can see unusual activity like looting, theft, and property damage, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.
Please call toll-free (866) 382-3873 or contact Stealth today for more information on a disaster monitoring system. Visit Stealth’s web site to see actual videos of criminals being arrested at a range of commercial real estate properties.