25 Dec '15, 4pm

Lightning Protection Systems are Critical in Smart Buildings

Lightning Protection Systems are Critical in Smart Buildings

The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), a nonprofit lightning safety group, urges builders to include lightning protection systems in their initial design plans, especially for smart homes. “Even though these automated systems are grounded, they are still highly vulnerable to lightning, since a direct strike can spark a fire and an indirect surge of current can pass through the wiring of a structure in any direction,” said Bud VanSickle, LPI’s executive director, in a statement. “Lightning can initiate a domino effect path of transient overvoltage which can disrupt, degrade and damage multiple electronic systems and connected equipment, making lightning protection systems significantly important for smart structures.”

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