HUNTSVILLE — Zurich Resilience Solutions has selected Huntsville’s Baron Weather to deliver critical weather information to customers of its insurance affiliate, Zurich North America.
Using Baron Threat Net technology, Zurich N.A. can provide details such as a storm’s time of arrival to specific areas of the county with unparalleled accuracy. It can also equip clients with monitoring and advanced notification of weather-related threats that put their inventory at risk from damaging hail, wind and flash flooding.
“With our new relationship with Baron Weather, Zurich can provide our customers with technology that gives them greater insights into severe weather events headed their way that could impact their business,” said Patrick Clarke, head of Risk Engineering Services at Zurich Resilience Solutions. “Baron Weather’s technology provides advanced notification and a deeper understanding of how the climate affects properties and enables its users to proactively protect people, equipment, materials and environment, while at the same time, prepare and deploy response resources more efficiently.”
Baron Weather provides critical weather intelligence. Its Threat Net is a web-based tool with a companion app that delivers current weather information and forecasts.
According to the National Centers for Environmental Information at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in 2021, the U.S. saw 20 weather or climate events with economic losses of at least $1 billion each.
Baron Threat Net’s capabilities include the ability to generate actionable insights for superior decision-making and weather clarity; layer numerous data products and easily scale data integration; and access historical weather data to understand how climate conditions impact a location over time.
“Zurich is offering Baron Threat Net because of our alerts and monitoring capabilities,” said Greg Thompson, Baron Weather’s director of business development – insurance. “This ensures Zurich can offer customers access to location-specific weather perils and the ability to set up customized alerts for the locations and conditions they want to monitor in real time.”
Baron has long experience in meteorological data science with advanced research resulting in creating weather datasets that target specific perils.
As a manufacturer of Doppler Weather Radar and the innovator of storm detection algorithms, Baron is a leader in significant weather detection. By applying science to real-world applications, Baron offers a differentiated catalog of weather parameters.