You can’t predict when an earthquake will strike. But you can be prepared for one: an early warning will give you extra time to take action and be prepared before the damaging earthquake affects you, your business and even your family.

An early earthquake warning has two main objectives:

The first one is helping people to get mentally ready for the shaking, in that way they will be able to follow the security protocol to reduce possible injuries: “Drop, Cover, and Hold On”, which cannot only reduce the risk of injury but also save lives.

Just after receiving the warning you can immediately drop where you are, onto your hands and knees; cover your head and neck with one arm and hand ─if a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter─; and just hold on until shaking stops.

The second one is the automated response. That’s really about automated systems that can be slowed, stopped, or put into a safe mode to reduce damage. Also, alert systems as SkyAlert IoT for Business, are capable of pausing production, opening emergency doors and closing gas valves.

For those running complex organizations, it means to be able to automatically shut off your factory lines, move hundreds of employees to safety or turn off the power generators.

Having extra seconds before an earthquake can represent a huge difference and a possibility to reduce damages in a significant manner.

Whether you’re an individual or a business, SkyAlert is your best tool to be warned and face an earthquake.

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