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Essential Safety Equipment for the Boat Trade

Safety isn't an option on the water, it's essential. 

The chance of a boat being struck by lightning is 1 out of 1,000

Recreational & Work Activities account for 60% of lightning related accidents occurring from activities on/near water such as:

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • & Skiing

Sailboats and powerboats are both more likely to be struck by lightning compared to other boats. Regardless of what type of boat may be on the water, lightning can cause severe damage to some of the most expensive parts of a boat, including electronics. 

    Now you can be aware before lightning is close enough to strike...

    TALOS®️ Lightning Detection System

    An industry first, the TALOS lightning detector is leading the way with cutting edge technology designed to enhance lightning awareness and boating safety. Low cost and compact in design, the TALOS remote lightning detection system is the perfect OEM solution designed specifically for the marine industry.

    The TALOS Lightning Safety Device for Rugged Applications (SFD-1000-G) and the TALOS Remote Lightning Detection System (SFD-1000-R) feature the same technology used in expensive weather stations.

    Thunder can be heard from up to 10 miles away, but lightning can strike from 25 MILES AWAY. With the ability to distinguish between a false disturbance and actual lightning, you can trust the alerts are detecting imminent danger in real time.   

    Get instant audible and visual alerts when lightning is within 25 miles. When alerts are received, boaters should seek safety immediately.

    Use lightning safety solutions developed by TALOS to improve situational awareness of approaching & departing storms and keep outdoors workers safe.

    Safety isn’t an option, it’s essential!

     Key Features

    • 25 mile detection range
    • Customizable compact design
    • The BRIGHTEST visual alerts: 3 colors to indicate distance of approaching or departing storms
      • Green: 25 miles
      • Blue:   16 miles
      • Red:    6 miles
    • The LOUDEST audible alerts
      • 1 beep for Green: 25 miles
      • 2 beeps for Blue: 16 miles
      • 3 beeps for Red: 6 miles
    • Waterproof
    • Robust design for rugged applications
    • High rate of accuracy
    • Same technology as expensive weather stations
    • No wifi or data connection needed

    Key Benefits

    • Provides awareness of dangerous lightning in the area
    • Audible alert every time a bolt of lightning is detected.
    • Innovative technology minimizing false detections
    • Detection of ground to cloud lightning activity
    • Antenna auto tuning for optimal performance
    • Customizable OEM solutions
    • Real time instant alerts
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    Rugged & Durable Lightning Detection Device


    The TALOS®️ Lightning Safety Device for Rugged Applications (SFD-1000-G)  can be used interchangeably. Permanently mount the base to easily observe alerts. Or easily detach the unit and take it with you wherever you go and stay in the know when lightning storms are in the area. 

    It can operate via ‘Movement Detection Mode’ that conserves battery life, and automatically turns off until the device detects it is moving, then automatically turns back on. To turn on accelerometer mode: Power device on, then press power button ON a second time. The mode will flash orange every 10 seconds. 

    Custom Lightning Detection Solutions

    The TALOS®️ Remote Lightning System is designed for OEM and customized applications. Utilizing a patent pending design for permanent mounting & communication of lightning storms, implementing our lightning detector is possible in any number of functions. It can be connected to the boat/vehicle’s 12vdc electrical connection, no need for batteries.

    The remote version lightning detector can be purchased by itself or with the optional annunciator for installation into a rocker switch panel

     See how we've customized TALOS!


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