Dick Putt, Author at Capitol Electronics, Inc.

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Wastewater Treatment Plants: The Consequences of Lightning Damage

April 12, 2023
Did you know there are over 4,100 domestic and industrial wastewater treatment plants in Florida? Wastewater treatment plants are responsible for the protection of water quality through proper wastewater disposal. Wastewater plants maintain the quality of life for over 21 million people in Florida alone. Without these wastewater treatment facilities, improper wastewater disposal could drastically...
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Luxury Home Living: What No One is Talking About

March 29, 2023
Lightning Protection for Residential Custom-built luxury homes are quite the investment, as well as the surrounding property. For many luxury homes they often have pools, outdoor areas, large driveways and garages, and more. However, no one talks about the cost of damage and repairs when severe weather problems arise, including lightning strike damage. Many people...
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Are Beaches Really Safe in the Spring?

March 24, 2023
Yes, beaches are safe if protected with lightning prevention technology. However, beaches are extremely dangerous if not protected from lightning strikes.  If your beach is not protected, here are the signs you can look out for to tell a storm is coming:  Look out for towering cumulus clouds, shelf clouds, and wall clouds. These clouds are...
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Protect Your High-Rises and Residents from Damaging Lightning Strikes!

March 9, 2023
High-rise buildings are the most susceptible to dangerous lightning strikes, especially high-rise buildings in Florida, the lightning capital of the United States. On average, Florida receives 70 to 100 days with at least one thunderstorm each year. Due to this, Florida receives the highest number of lightning strikes and unfortunately, these strikes target the tallest object in...
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Water Park Season is Also Peak Lightning Season

March 2, 2023
Lightning Prevention for Water Parks June, July, and August are the hottest months of the year, and the busiest months for water parks and public aquatic centers. However, these three months are also the peak months for severe thunderstorms and dangerous lightning strikes. According to the National Lightning Safety Council, more than 70% of deaths caused...
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One Strike, You’re Out: Outdoor Sports Facility Safety Tips

February 17, 2023
Outdoor sports season is almost here, with only 30-days left until the first day of spring. Outdoor sports stadiums and facilities are extremely vulnerable to spring thunderstorms, especially dangerous lightning strikes. Just one lightning strike can cause major damage to sports facilities, both physically and financially, and pose a severe threat to people in the area. Here...
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How do Outdoor Warning Sirens Benefit Your Community?

February 1, 2023
Early Warning Saves Lives! Outdoor warning sirens benefit communities by providing affordable, recognizable, alerts to the public for many types of situations, such as tornadoes, severe weather, tsunami, wildfires, chemical spills, and more. When people are outdoors and hear a siren sound, it is a universal understanding that a warning is being issued, they should...
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Are You Shocked We Prevent Lightning Strikes?

January 24, 2023
CMCE Lightning Prevention inhibits the formation of lightning over a protected structure through deionization. The device absorbs excess negative and positive charges, converts them to harmless milliamps that are diverted away from the protected structure through grounding. The device is constantly active and does not need power to operate. The unit is installed 6 feet...
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Tips for Outdoor Warning Siren Service & Maintenance

January 18, 2023
Annual inspections are an important step in ensuring your outdoor warning sirens are working properly. Capitol Electronics has been a valued partner and manufacturer rep. for Federal Signal Corporation’s Alert Notification Division since YR-2002.  Outdoor warning siren customers ask "what is the best practice for maintaining and servicing sirens?" Here are a few tips to...
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Siren control in the palm of your hand.

Activation and Control in the Palm of Your Hand

January 13, 2023
CommanderOne Bringing siren activation, monitoring, and control to anybody at any time. Federal Signal's CommanderOne is the latest innovation that allows you to connect with your most critical asset anytime, anyplace. The CommanderOne cloud-based platform enables you to monitor and control your warning sirens from any desktop or mobile device. It offers real-time data with actionable insights,...
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Why Sirens Should Not Be Overlooked as an Effective Threat-to-Life Warning System

January 5, 2023
Prepare for Severe Weather with outdoor warning sirens. Outdoor warning sirens serve many functions in protecting communities and are sometimes overlooked as an effective threat-to-life warning system. Serving more than the function of a tornado warning system, outdoor sirens warn of any life-threatening event, including the approach of dangerous hail, strong winds, rotational cloud formations,...
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Proactive Ways to Spend End of Year Funds

December 6, 2022
The end of the year is upon us and many companies still have funds to spend. There are proactive ways to spends funds that will save money in the long run, provide an extra layer of safety and security, as well as add value. Municipalities, school systems, and companies alike are left with funds that...
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30 Tornadoes Rip Through the South

November 30, 2022
In the news today is the deadly severe weather outbreak in the South. It has been reported at least 30 tornadoes ripped across three states (Louisiana, Mississippi, & Alabama). We can’t prevent severe weather – but we can be prepared for when it hits. Be Prepared - Contact us Today
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Warnings Save Lives

November 22, 2022
USA has more EF4 or EF5 Tornadoes Than Any Other Country According to Wikipedia, more violent tornadoes, EF4 or EF5, occur more often in the USA than in any other country. Each year, there are over 80 deaths and 1,500 injuries associated with tornadoes. Emergency Managers and community leaders are tasked with trying to mitigate...
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Cost-Saving Srategies for Commercial Real Estate Developers

November 17, 2022
Expert insights on best practices amid owner mandates and rapidly changing patterns of office use. Inflation, supply chain breakdowns, lower occupancy, soaring energy costs: Commercial property managers are facing no shortage of challenges. As such, the implementation of cost-cutting and expense-reducing measures in management operations, wherever they can be found, are taking on new urgency....
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Developers are Facing Unique Challenges

November 9, 2022
Challenges for Developers The construction industry is one of the largest sectors in the US economy. Nearly $1.4T worth of structures are constructed each year and employs more than seven million workers. As history has shown, the construction industry is resilient and will adapt to create a “new normal”. We can expect projects to cost...
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External Doors are a Top Security Risk in Schools

October 18, 2022
Monitor Open Doors for Safety People have been taught to be polite and hold doors for others, but when it comes to the schools, that is not what should be done. Now more than ever, schools need to increase measures to protect students. Propping doors includes using any item keeping the door from shutting and...
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