OUR TECHNOLOGY → PREDICTION VS. DETECTION
Our approach to lightning warning is completely different than any other company that produces lightning warning products. ALL other companies rely on detection and/or time of arrival (TOA) technology to determine when it is dangerous, and when it is safe, in respect to lightning in the area.

Detection technology is based on electromagnetic (EMF) disruptions in our atmosphere, or what we would recognize as “static” on our AM radio dial. This technology, as advanced as it is, can only determine the distance between your location and the location of a lightning strike THAT HAS ALREADY OCCURRED! In addition, because of the numerous sources of EMF in our everyday world, filters are typically required for detection technology that filters out the smaller amperage lightning strikes. This leads to missed strikes and late notification because detection technology must wait for something to occur before issuing a warning. Finally, detection technology must wait up to 30 minutes after a strike has been detected within the warning area (typically set at a 10-mile radius) to sound the all-clear resulting in a significant loss in production whether for a local athletics complex or for a large mining operation.

Simply ask yourself, how many times have I been outdoors when a sudden flash and loud rumble unexpectedly interrupt my activities? Unknown to many of us, who may not be trained weather spotters or meteorologists, or simply do not have a good view of the sky because of obstructions or haze, electrostatic forces are hard at work developing a field between a building thunderhead and the earth. It is this field that determines when and where a lightning strike is likely to occur. Our systems are designed to constantly monitor the ongoing increase or decrease in intensity of this field to generate a prediction of lightning occurring in your immediate area (typically within a 2-2.5 mile radius).
At any given outdoor activity, whether a ball game at a neighborhood park, a college football game, or explosive experts working at a mine or construction sites, THOR GUARD systems take the guesswork out of lightning-related decisions not only when it is time to STOP, but just as important, when it is time to RESUME an outdoor activity.
DETECTION CAN SEE FALSE STRIKES
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ALL CLEAR

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Both THOR GUARD and Lightning Detection Companies can see lightning strikes in your region. The difference a THOR GUARD brings is that we constanly monitor your local environment and focus on predicting whether or not there is enough energy change to create a lightning strike on your property. Because what good does it do, telling you that lightning already occurred 2 or 20 miles away from your location AFTER it already happens!

Lightning Decection Companies see the same 'static' discharge that THOR GUARD sees, however companies that solely warn you based on Lightning Detection are susceptible to miscalculating the distance of lightning strikes by a few miles or even a few degrees of latitude or longitude! With a THOR GUARD being your main Lightning Warning System onsite means that you have the protection of a system that detects, but more importantly PREDICTS lightning.

In the real NWS radar imagery above, THOR GUARD is the smaller ring, indicating an example of our flexible range settings from .5 to 2.5 miles. Our Competition uses a larger range (larger ring above) because they depend on detecting lightning strikes after they have occured. When there is no storm in your immediate area, only THOR GUARD can actually tell you it is safe!



CONTACT INFORMATION
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Telephone: 954-835-0900 or 888-571-1212 - Fax: 954-835-0808
Address: 1193 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway - Sunrise, FL 33323
General Email: sales@thorguard.com
Hardware Support Email: service@thorguard.com
Software Support Email: support@thorguardweather.com