The Most Popular Brands of Detection

There are many different brands and kinds of lightning detection; however, these are the most popular among this area:

  • Boltek
    These detect and track thunderstorms up to 300 miles away right from your personal computer.


    1. Stormtracker Lightning Detector
      Lightning detector on an internal card for desktop computers.
    2. LD-250 Lightning Detector
      Detector for laptop and desktops. Also for mobile use and storm chasing.
    3. EFM-100 Atmospheric Electric Field Monitor
      Used for short-range detection and can detect conditions that come before lightning.
    4. Software Developers, Systems Integrators, and Researchers
  • Lynscan, Inc.
    This company patented the SkyScan 4000 which detects and displays lightning range data from 0 to 40 miles. It tracks storm positions and sounds an alarm while flashing a strobe light when lightning is within 8 miles. Once its all clear, an all clear signal is given to resume activities. Most Bergen County towns use this system.
  • Thor Guard
    Thor Guard uses a sensor and computer to measure and analyze the electrostatic field in the atmosphere that produces lightning, Thor Guard is different than other detection systems because it makes calculations that predict lightning rather than requiring actual lightning to give a warning. Thor Guard can predict lightning up to 25 square miles and can provide a specific reading of the risk in an immediate area.

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