Lightning Detection/Monitoring

Model Available :
» SkyScan P5 : Portable Lightning Detector
» StrikeAlert : Personal Lightning Detector
» StrikeAlertHD : Porsonel Lightning Detector HD
» EWS-PRO : Profesional Grade Portable Lightning Detector
» StormGuard 1000 : Early Warning Lightning Detection System

Typical Applications :
» Parks and Play Grounds
» Soccer Fields
» Cricket Pitches
» Baseball Diamonds
» Outdoor Pools
» University/College Campuses
» Conservation Areas
» Golf Courses
» Construction, Oil Drilling and Mining Sites
» Airports
» Military Bases and Installations
» Campgrounds

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P5 : Mobile Lightning Warning Detector

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SkyScan P5 Portable Lightning Detector detects electromagnetic emissions from individual lightning strokes. It has been designed to detect any electromagnetic emissions within a 40 mile radius, and it monitors in all directions! That means it monitors storms and lightning activity as they approach, and just as important, as they pass by.

Our SkyScan P5 Portable lightning detector takes the guesswork out of decisions to cease and resume outdoor activity during thunderstorms. It conveys to you the level of activity of lightning in a storm as each time it detects a lightning stroke, it emits an audible warning tone ( if this feature has been selected by the user), and it registers the distance away of each stroke of lightning on its range indicator (..distance is indicated in one of four ranges: 0-3 miles, 3-8 miles, 8-20 miles and 20-40 miles).

These modes include:
» Portable, Hand Carry
» Can detect a thunderstorm as far away as 40 miles
» Early Lightning detection allow time to prepare for evacuation to safety
» Has visual and audio warning alert
» Suit your needs to maximum protection from dangerous storms and lightning activity

Accessory Option : External power adapter (Used for external power source and not charging the batteries)

Specifications :

Power options: AC Adapter (optional) SKAC, Car DC Adapter (optional) SKDC, 2 x 9V batteries or 6 x AA batteries (adapter included)

The SkyScan detects electromagnetic emissions from individual lightning strokes, and can be detected at long range by use of ad hoc sensors. You are at immediate risk any time there is detected lightning activity within 9 miles of your location. Storms often produce lightning, heavy rains and sometimes hail. Storm consequences may be more or less serious, ranging from personal damages to death.

To prevent these problems, we suggest an easy to use, dependable, ergonomic, portable and above all, economical solution: the SkyScan lightning detector.

The SkyScan lightning detector is the newest high technology weather monitoring product available anywhere in the world. It is a hand-held instrument with an electronic system to detect the presence of lightning/thunderstorm activity occurring within 40 miles of your location. It uses patented technology (Full digital microprocessor insuring accuracy and reliability) to determine the distance to the detected stroke.

The distances are indicated in four ranges: 0-3 miles (0-5 km), 3-8 miles (5-13 km), 8-20 miles (13-32 km) and 20-40 miles (32-64 km).

Since SkyScan allows you to know the level of activity of the storm, it determines if it is moving towards, away or parallel to your position.

Each time SkyScan detects a lightning stroke, it emits an audible warning tone (if this feature has been turned on by the user) and lights the Range Indicator column. The full column stays lit for approximately 3 seconds.

This feature allows you to see the distance to the last, closest, detected stroke without waiting for SkyScan to detect a new stroke.

The SkyScan can be powered by: 2x9V batteries (not included), 120V AC adaptor (optional), or 12V cigarette lighter adapter (optional).

The detector features an AUTOMATIC SHUT-OFF after five hours of continuous operation for extended battery life.

The basis of SkyScan's new and patented technology is that the unit samples and analyzes selected pairs of frequencies within the electromagnetic spectrum of a lightning stroke. It then applies this information to determine the distance of that lightning stroke. The strength and uniqueness of the SkyScan approach are that it allows a tremendous amount of information to be extracted and analyzed by a relatively simple hardware system.

The simplicity of the hardware is made possible by the proprietary software, which performs the analysis of the incoming information. The reliance on software, rather than on hardware, also allows the SkyScan system to be extremely intelligent with regard to eliminating false triggering while displaying several different types of important information to the user.

The unit is accurate to within 1 to 2 miles 97% of the time. One of the most important advantages of using this unit is that the user can detect a thunderstorm as far away as 40 miles. This gives the user approximately 1-1/2 hours warning as the average storm in most parts of the country travels at approximately 25 miles an hour. SkyScan has ranges (20-40, 8-20, 3-8, and 0-3) allowing the user to easily tell if the storm is moving towards, away, or parallel to their location.

Each time the SkyScan unit detects a lightning strike within one of the ranges, the unit will display a rising column of lights for three seconds with each stroke. For example, if it detects a strike in the 3-8 mile range, the 20-40, 8-20 and the 3-8 lights would illuminate for three seconds.

The 3-89 light would then blink for 60 seconds telling the user where the closest lightning strike had been within the past minute. The unit will continue to monitor the storm so that each time the unit sees a lightning stroke, the lights would continue to illuminate for three seconds.

It also incorporates an audible tone that the user can either have "On" or "Off", and if "On", the user can set the range where the tone will sound.

How to use and how it works :


StrikeAlert : Personal Lightning Warning Detector

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Take lightning safety into your own hands with the world's first convenient, dependable and easy-to-use personal lightning detector.

StrikeAlert is a small and affordable lightning detector that provides an early warning of approaching lightning strikes from as far away as 40 miles, and lets you know if the storm is coming your way.

An audible alarm sounds when there's a strike and a corresponding LED light illuminates accordingly at lightning distances of 20-40 miles, 12-24 miles, 6-12 miles and within 6 miles.

The detector is housed in a small pager-like casing that can be clipped on a belt loop and runs on a two AAA batteries.

Features :
»  Convenient Size & Weight
Small and impact-resistant, StrikeAlert clips to your belt, golf bag or backpack.
»  Audible Warning
An audible warning sounds before (and while) lightning is within striking distance.
»  Low Power Consumption
Up to 100 hours of reliable operation with two AAA batteries
Unit shuts off after 2 hours if no lightning has been detected
»  Easy-to-use
With press of a button, you can see the lightning strike distance, track the storm direction and view battery life.
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Power Up
The power button is used to select "On", "On with tone", and "Off". Turning the unit on requires simply a short pressing of the button. Pressing the button for approximately two seconds upon power-up enables the tone (a beep will sound indicating that the tone has been enabled). When wanting to turn the unit off, simply hold the power button down for approximately four seconds (again, a beep will sound indicating that the unit has shut off).

Battery Check
When first turned on, StrikeAlert performs a battery test. The LEDs will indicate the battery level, with each LED indicating about 20 hours of operation. The LEDs will light up, beginning with the red LED and leading up to the current battery level. The current battery level will be the final LED to light and will remain lit for two seconds. StrikeAlert will then begin its normal operation.

Normal Operation
During normal operation, the green LED will be on continuously to indicate StrikeAlert is monitoring for lightning strikes. If the green LED is blinking, StrikeAlert is in the presence of interference (see below for more information).

Detecting Lightning Strikes - LED Display
When a lightning strike is detected, StrikeAlert will light the appropriate LED indicating the distance of the strike. This LED will remain lit for two minutes, unless another strike occurs during that time. If a more recent strike is farther away, the LED indicating this distance will light for two seconds, and then return to complete the two minutes from the nearest strike. If a more recent strike is nearer, it will replace the previous LED reading. This LED indicator will be held for two minutes. This allows the user to see all the lightning activity within a 40 mile range, giving clearer visibility to the nearest strike in the last two minutes. If the power switch is in the "On with Tone" position, StrikeAlert will also generate tone(s) indicating the distance of the strike along with lighting the appropriate LED. This allows you to determine the storm's activity without having to monitor the LEDs.

Storm Direction
StrikeAlert uses a trend of strike distances over the last five minutes to determine if a storm is approaching, departing, stationary or there is no activity. After the unit has been turned on, holding the button down for two seconds will result with the LED display changing to one of three patterns:
»  If the LED cycles from green to red, the storm is approaching.
»  If the LED cycles from red to green, the storm is departing.
»  If the LED cycles from the center LED to the outside LEDs, the storm is stationary or there's not enough data to determine the direction of the storm. Direction cannot be determined if there has not been enough strikes to identify a trend or StrikeAlert has not been running long enough. Approximately five minutes is needed in the presence of lightning strikes to determine direction.

Detecting Lightning Strikes - Graphical Display
Detected strikes are indicated by 'lightning bolts' extending down from the cloud graphic. The strike distances are represented by lightning bolt colors which match the LED color. The bolts increase in size for each closer strike (a large red bolt indicates a strike within 0-6 miles). All bolts remain displayed for 2 minutes. strikealert-personal-lightning-detector-malaysia3.png

Interference
StrikeAlert is designed to be used outdoors. While StrikeAlert will work indoors, its ability to detect lightning strikes can be affected by common sources of electromagnetic emissions, such as:
»  CRTs - (televisions or computer monitors)
»  Motors and engines
»  High-powered electronics equipment
»  Cell phones

Moving StrikeAlert a safe distance away from these devices (usually 3 to 8 feet) should allow the detector to return to normal operation. If StrikeAlert is receiving interference due to such electromagnetic emissions, the green LED will blink or may give a false lightning indication. The static generated by some garments may also produce a false indication. Again, moving the detector just a few feet away from the source of the interference should allow StrikeAlert to resume normal operations. This will be indicated by the green LED remaining constantly lit.



StrikeAlertHD : Personal Lightning Warning Detector HD

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StrikeAlertHD
Presenting the next generation of personal lightning detection.

Built on the trusted StrikeAlert technology, StrikeAlert HD is the first personal lightning detector with a graphical display that shows you the lightning strike distance (from 0 - 40 miles away) as well as a 1-hour storm trend and intensity.

Most other personal lightning detectors offer only 180° tracking, but StrikeAlert HD offers complete 360° tracking - in all directions, so there are no blind spots.

You can set the unit to alert you to danger with both an audible and vibrate warning. StrikeAlert HD achieves up to 80 hours of operation from two AA batteries.

Features
»  Intuitive Graphical Display
Now you can visually see the lightning strike distance and the 1-hour storm trend.
»  360° Lightning Detection
Unlike other lightning detectors, StrikeAlert HD tracks lightning in ALL directions - there are no blind spots.
»  Audible/Vibrate Warnings
An audible and/or vibrate warning alerts you before (and while) lightning is within striking distance.
»  LED Indicators
LED indicators light accordingly at lightning distances of 24-40 miles, 12-24 miles, 6-12 miles and within 6 miles.
»  Low Power Consumption
Up to 80 hours of operation with two AA batteries.
You can select to have the unit shut off after 2 hours if no lightning has been detected.

Power Up and Power Off
Be sure two AA batteries are properly installed. Press and hold the green power button for a few seconds - until the screen turns on. Release the power button. Your StrikeAlert HD is now detecting lightning strikes.
To power off, press and hold the green power button until the screen goes dark. To conserve battery life, remove the batteries if you are storing the unit for an extended period of time.

Settings Menu
Use the keypad to navigate to the Settings menu. In the Settings menu, you can turn on or off four key functions: 2-hour auto off - If you select this option, the unit automatically turns off after 2 hours of no lightning activity. This will save battery power.
»  Tone - Enables an audible strike alert.
»  Vibrate - Enables a vibrate strike alert.
»  Mi or Km - Displays in miles or kilometers.

Normal Operation
During normal operation, the green 'power on' LED will be on continuously to indicate StrikeAlert HD is monitoring for lightning strikes. If the green LED is blinking, the unit is in the presence of interference (see below for more information). strikealerthd-personal-lightning-detector-malaysia.png

Detecting Lightning Strikes - LED Display
When a lightning strike is detected, StrikeAlert HD will light the appropriate LED indicating the distance of the strike:
»  Red = 0-6 miles
»  Orange = 6-12 miles
»  Yellow = 12-24 miles
»  Blue = 24-40 miles

The LED indicating the nearest strike detected will remain lit for 2 minutes (unless another strike is detected sooner).

Detecting Lightning Strikes - Tone and Vibrate Warnings
If the Tone function is selected (found in the Settings menu), the tone will beep once for strikes detected in the 24-40 mile range and increasing to 4 beeps for strikes within the 0-6 mile range. If the Vibrate function is selected, the unit will vibrate when a strike is detected. The duration will increase with each closer range indication.

Detecting Lightning Strikes - Graphical Display
Detected strikes are indicated by 'lightning bolts' extending down from the cloud graphic. The strike distances are represented by lightning bolt colors which match the LED color. The bolts increase in size for each closer strike (a large red bolt indicates a strike within 0-6 miles). All bolts remain displayed for 2 minutes.

Storm Intensity
A one-hour history, in 5-minute intervals, of all strikes detected is displayed on the Storm Trend screen. Colors are used to indicate the distance of the strikes. This histogram gives a sense of the intensity and direction of the storm - if it's approaching, departing, or stationary.

Interference
StrikeAlert is designed to be used outdoors. While StrikeAlert will work indoors, its ability to detect lightning strikes can be affected by common sources of electromagnetic emissions, such as:
»  CRTs - (televisions or computer monitors)
»  Motors and engines
»  High-powered electronics equipment
»  Cell phones

Moving StrikeAlert a safe distance away from these devices (usually 3 to 8 feet) should allow the detector to return to normal operation. If StrikeAlert is receiving interference due to such electromagnetic emissions, the green LED will blink or may give a false lightning indication. The static generated by some garments may also produce a false indication. Again, moving the detector just a few feet away from the source of the interference should allow StrikeAlert to resume normal operations. This will be indicated by the green LED remaining constantly lit.



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