"For a number of years, we would rely on the free internet weather sites for radar, local news channels for “real time” data, and lightning detectors for on-site alerts. Many of the websites, however, don’t update the radar data frequently. None of the sites gave us any predictive capabilities for where storms were headed.
"We started using [Weather Defender] a couple of years ago, and I was impressed with the frequency of radar updates and the ability for the software to predict where storms would move. With Weather Defender, we now have a powerful weather tool for our business. The GIS capabilities allow us to fully customize the software for our location.
"We use Weather Defender as our “eye on the sky.” Our outdoor-based employees are trained to be “weather alert,” but Weather Defender's Alert Perimeters help us keep a closer watch on potential storms. Combined with the software's storm track capabilities, we can now be proactive, rather than reactive, when it comes to the weather. And the new Alert sounds, in particular the “thunder clap” and “tornado siren,” scares the daylights out of our office staff when a storm gets too close!"
Natural Bridge Caverns, Inc.
Cavern Geologist/Operations Manager
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This is one of the most powerful -- and popular -- features in Weather Defender because it significantly enhances your ability to make smart decisions when it comes to severe weather.
"Our clients depend on us to provide high quality forecasting and advanced notification of severe weather. We use the Alert Perimeters feature in Weather Defender to help keep our forecasters attuned to weather hazards which may affect our clients."