Posted by Jasco on April 22, 2019 at 3:26 PM. Filed under How To, Around the Home, Safety & Security .

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Along with longer days, warmer weather and blooming flowers, spring also brings late severe weather. Your tech may be the last thing on your mind when a storm strikes, so it is important to plan ahead of time so that is one less thing to worry about. As an Oklahoma-based company, it is safe to say we are no strangers to unpredictable weather here at Jasco. That is why we put together a list of tips, products and resources to help you prepare for storm season, protect your gadgets and keep you safe for the months ahead.

Invest in Surge Protectors

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Surge protectors can often be one of those things you don’t think about until your beloved home entertainment center is completely destroyed. This is a simple and smart way you can protect your investment. Another thing to keep in mind is making sure your surge protectors are replaced over time. Consider replacing surge protectors if a storm knocks out your power or every few storm seasons where this happens. Learn more about choosing the best surge protector here.

 

Durable Lighting Devices

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During severe storms and power outages, make sure you have lighting that is not only portable and bright, but long-lasting and reliable for emergency situations. These battery operated lanterns can shine bright nonstop for days at a time! Durability is also an important factor if weather conditions get really intense. Jasco carries a variety of lanterns with weather resistant construction and long lasting battery life as well as power failure night lights.

 

HD Antennas

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During times of less threatening conditions, an HD antenna can come in handy if the weather causes you to be cooped up indoors all day. Complimenting your television setup with a digital antenna will come in handy the next time your cable or satellite blacks out. During emergencies or bad weather, receiving over-the-air signals to your TV with an antenna will keep you informed. Although extreme weather can have an impact on all antennas, much like a radio, the frequency is more reliable and less subject to interruption.

Other Helpful Tips:

  • Stay Informed: Download your local weather app in case you lose power. 
  • Take digital photos of your home, inside and out, in case of any damage. A home inventory  may come in handy for insurance claims.
  • Back up your data!
  • Buy extra batteries!
  • Water, snacks, first aid kit, battery operated lights and maybe even some board games will come in handy in case you are waiting out long storms.
  • Download the Red Cross Storm preparedness kit here: http://www.redcrossstore.org/category/id/1 
  • Lowe’s also has a hurricane prep kit available for download.



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