Lightning is one of the most underrated weather hazards. It strikes the earth millions of times every year. What is risky about lightning is that a lot of businesses and people are not aware of the danger that they are exposed to during a thunderstorm.
Early warnings and appropriate actions in the event of a thunderstorm can greatly reduce the risk of all people and equipment. Software tools that can display lightning data can assist in making vital safety choices during a thunderstorm.
Real-time lightning data
There are several to access the real-time lightning data. These include:
- Visual Display Systems
- Email and SMS Alerting
- Raw Data Feed
Real-time lightning data can be added to your own software via the TCP/IP feed. The TCP/IP feed is a custom data stream that sends lightning strike data to you in real-time. The TCP/IP feed is a popular option for implementing lightning data that can be manipulated and visually modified into an existing platform.
Historical Lightning Data
All lightning data handled at TOA Systems is stored in a database and can be searched. The historical data is often used for insurance and research purposes and can be provided in a different formats as requested.
Visual Warning System
TOA Systems has teamed up with Campbell Scientific, Inc.®, the market leader for rugged and reliable hardware solutions, to deliver an enterprise-level integrated lightning data, software and hardware warning solution that is second-to-none for a wide range of outdoor locations.
The system utilizes lightning strike data from TOA’s lightning detection networks coupled to high-profile visual and audible warning alarms via TOA’s unique Visual Warning System (VWS) software. VWS can be established to protect people or assets at a remote location and when lightning activity breaches customer-defined thresholds, alarms are triggered at the location. These alarms can be set to escalate as the customer requires, depending on the severity and proximity of the risk.
TOA’s data has applicability to a wide range of industries including:
- Utility companies
- Weather re-sellers
- Small business
Get in touch with us to find out more!
Inquire today and one of our sales team can discuss with you the benefits of using our lightning detection network improve the safety of your employees and reduce operating delays.