First, you need to remember that there are NO guarantee that ANY system will completely protect you against lightning. The best you can do is to have a SYSTEM installed from the point of entry into your home or business, all the way to the outlet where your electrical equipment or devices are plugged in.
First, you will need to be protected by a Transient Voltage Surge Suppression, (TVSS), System. TVSS systems are installed at the Service Entrance of your home or business.
Secondly, Primary Signal Protection is installed to help protect your low voltage equipment, i.e. broadband cable and telephone devices.
Thirdly, a proper grounding of your home or business is crucial to mitigating harm to your facility. Grounding is the most underappreciated part of the entire protection system. Grounding is accomplished through the use of copper grounding rods and wire, properly connected and installed so that lightning will favor sending most of it's energy away from your home or business..."to ground."
Lastly, Multi-Point, plug in protectors, often sold in home improvement or electronic stores, are the last defense in your battle against lightning. An effective system combines all of these elements.
At Franky's Electric, we can perform a Home Safety Check to see if your home is "up to snuff" when it comes to lightning protection.
For more information, give me a call at: 407-850-8488