Autumn – colourful leaves, snuggly sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and power outages!
West Coasters know that fall is the season usually synonymous with windstorms and power outages. Don’t leave your computer and network at risk. Obviously, you can’t control the weather, but you can take steps to safeguard your devices. Here are a few tips to keep you protected during the upcoming storm season:
Purchase a surge protector. Imagine your surge protector as an inexpensive insurance policy. You spent a thousand dollars on your Desktop, perhaps investing in a surge protector makes financial sense? We recommend APC Surge Protection devices and the CyberPower link of Home/Office surge protectors.
Backup your computer power. Give yourself the gift of time. An uninterruptible power source (UPS) provides you with a short grace period to save your work and shut down properly. We recommend APC Back_UPS and the intelligent CyberPower LCD UPS system.
Power down and pull the plug. When you are aware of a severe wind warning, be cautious. Set aside time to turn off and unplug your electronics and appliances. Scouts aren’t wrong, it’s prudent to be prepared.
Curious about your local weather forecast? There’s an app for that! Check out Windy – the professional weather app, and we quote, “Windy (also known as Windyty) is an extraordinary tool for weather forecast visualization. This fast, intuitive, detailed and most accurate weather app is trusted by professional pilots, paragliders, skydivers, kiters, surfers, boaters, fishermen, storm chasers and weather geeks, and even by governments, army staffs and rescue teams.
Whether you are tracking a tropical storm or potential severe weather, planning a trip, pursuing your favorite outdoor sport, or you just need to know if it will rain this weekend, Windy provides you with the most up-to-date weather forecast around.”