Preemptive Strikes – Protecting Smart Homes from Lightning

What better time than National Lightning Safety Awareness Week (June 18 – 24, 2017) to highlight some key statistics about lightning and how to protect homes, especially those with complex technology, against lightning’s harmful effects.

• Lightning strikes 25 million times per year in the U.S.1
• The temperature of lightning is hotter than the sun!2
• Lightning causes approximately 22,600 fires resulting in $451,000 million in property damage per year – of those 19% were residential fires3
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Understanding Lightning Risks

Separate myths from fact when it comes to lightning strikes. Continue reading

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Amazing Lightning Facts

Lightening is an incredibly powerful force of nature. According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, our earth experiences 100 lightning flashes per second, the United States alone has over 40 million lightning strikes annually. Continue reading

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When Thunder Roars

But don’t let the far away grumbles of a storm fool you. Lightning can hit up to 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. So, when you are alerted to an oncoming storm, bring your loved ones indoors and stay put. Continue reading

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Home Losses at Lightning Speed

To many, lightning is little more than Mother Nature’s fireworks display, often followed by a window-rattling rumble of thunder that chases golfers from the fairways and sends the dog scampering for cover.

But lightning is also one of the most frequent and widespread causes of insured losses for homeowners.
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Quick as Lightning

Severe weather can develop rapidly and when you hear thunderstorms roll in, you are in striking distance of lightning. In this recent story, nearly two dozen children were injured during a camp session. Continue reading

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A Bolt From the Blue

To many, lightning is little more than Mother Nature’s fireworks display, often followed by a window-rattling rumble of thunder that chases golfers from the fairways and sends the dog scampering for cover. But lightning is also one of the most … Continue reading

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