Arctic Blast Security Preparation

Discover essential tips and guidelines on how to prepare your commercial security for the impending Arctic blast. Extreme cold weather conditions can pose significant challenges to the safety and security of your business. Learn how to assess vulnerabilities, install weatherproof equipment, maintain reliable communication, and train staff on emergency procedures.



As winter’s icy grip tightens, businesses face not only the challenge of plummeting temperatures but also the need to safeguard their premises against potential security threats brought on by the Arctic blast. ESI Fire & Security understands the critical importance of a robust security strategy, especially in extreme weather conditions. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through essential steps to fortify your commercial security and protect your assets during the freezing onslaught.


According to the Department of Homeland Security, extreme weather conditions account for 25% of all business interruptions, resulting in substantial financial losses. Businesses without adequate emergency preparedness plans can lose up to $70,000 per day during severe weather events.


Tips for Preparing Your Commercial Security:


1. Cold-Resistant Surveillance Systems: Ensure your surveillance systems can withstand the freezing temperatures. Invest in cold-resistant cameras and regularly check for any ice or snow buildup that might obstruct their view. According to a report by Frost & Sullivan, businesses with reliable surveillance systems experience a 50% reduction in security incidents.


2. Remote Monitoring and Management: The ability to monitor and manage your security remotely becomes crucial during extreme weather conditions. Opt for systems that allow real-time remote access, providing you with immediate control and visibility even if you can’t be physically present.


3. Temperature-Controlled Access Points: Arctic conditions can impact the functionality of electronic access control systems. Regularly inspect and maintain these systems to prevent malfunctions. Implement temperature-controlled access points to ensure smooth operation, minimizing the risk of unauthorized entry.


4. Weather-Resilient Perimeter Security: Reinforce your perimeter security to withstand the harsh weather. Ensure fences are intact, motion sensors are calibrated, and any potential blind spots are addressed. A study by the University of North Carolina found that a well-maintained perimeter security system can deter up to 80% of potential intruders.


5. Employee Training and Awareness: Educate your employees on security protocols during a winter storm. Ensure they are aware of emergency procedures, including reporting suspicious activities and understanding the importance of security in challenging weather conditions.


6. Partner with a Professional Security Provider: Engage the services of a reputable security provider who has experience in protecting businesses during extreme weather conditions. They can conduct a thorough risk assessment, design customized security solutions, and provide 24/7 monitoring and response to any security incidents.


Don’t let the Arctic blast catch your business off guard. By implementing these proactive measures, you not only protect your assets but also create a safer working environment for your employees. Stay one step ahead of the cold with ESI Fire & Security’s expert tips for fortifying your commercial security. Remember, a secure business is a resilient business, ready to face whatever the winter weather throws its way.


ESI Fire & Security Protection is one of three Honeywell Platinum dealers in Texas and is backed by over 20 years of industry experience. We provide complete security and fire protection services, including Mobile Security Trailers, for businesses, organizations, government buildings, and restaurants throughout Texas and surrounding areas. Contact us today to see how ESI Fire & Security can help secure your organization.

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