Rachel Rowland, Author at Capitol Electronics, Inc.

Lightning Safety & Protection, Our CMCE Customers

CMCE Customer Highlight: The Holiday Inn at Panama City Beach, Florida 

June 13, 2024
CMCE Customer Highlight: The Holiday Inn at Panama City Beach, Florida When it comes to ensuring the safety and comfort of guests, the Holiday Inn at Panama City Beach, Florida, takes every precaution. A critical aspect of this commitment involves protecting the property from lightning strikes, which can pose significant risks in coastal areas prone...
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CMCE Lightning Suppression: A Power-Free Lightning Protection Solution 

June 5, 2024
CMCE Lightning Suppression: A Power-Free Lightning Protection Solution In the lightning protection industry, the CMCE Lightning Suppressor stands out as a revolutionary device that operates without the need for external power. This cutting-edge technology seamlessly integrates with existing electrical and grounding systems, providing an effective and reliable method that grounds atmospheric electrical charges.  Innovative Design...
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The Lightning Capital: Florida’s Unique Weather Phenomenon 

May 29, 2024
Vaisala XWeather Lightning-Density Map 2023 The Lightning Capital: Florida’s Unique Weather Phenomenon  Florida, renowned for its sunny beaches and vibrant tourism, holds another, more electrifying title: the most lightning-dense state in the United States. In 2023, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area was identified as the most lightning-prone region in the country, experiencing 120,998 lightning strokes. Statewide,...
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Protecting Your Property: Understanding Lightning Risk in the Red Zone 

May 1, 2024
2023 U.S. Lightning Density Map by Vaisala XWeather Protecting Your Property: Understanding Lightning Risk in the Red Zone Lightning strikes might seem less dangerous compared to earthquakes or hurricanes. However, their frequency and potential for damage should not be underestimated. Lightning strikes can cause devastating fires, electrical damage, and even pose significant risks to human...
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Bolstering Battery Tank Safety: The Important Role of Effective Lightning Protection

April 24, 2024
Bolstering Battery Tank Safety: The Important Role of Effective Lightning Protection In industrial settings where battery tanks stand as vital components, ensuring safety measures are crucial. Among the numerous hazards, lightning strikes pose a significant threat, potentially leading to catastrophic outcomes such as explosions and extensive damage.  The Dangers of Lightning Strikes  The colossal energy discharged...
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Proper Grounding: Why It Matters for Lightning Protection Systems

April 17, 2024
Proper Grounding: Why It Matters for Lightning Protection Systems Safeguarding infrastructure against lightning strikes remains a top priority for most regions in the United States. Lightning strikes pose a significant risk to both human life and the integrity of buildings, equipment, and electrical systems. To mitigate these risks effectively, it’s essential to implement a lightning...
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CMCE Customer Highlight: Southwinds Condominiums in Vero Beach, Florida 

April 10, 2024
CMCE Customer Highlight: Southwinds Condominiums in Vero Beach, Florida  In the vibrant coastal city of Vero Beach, Florida, located right on the oceanfront, stands Southwinds Condominiums. One of Southwind’s buildings was burnt down due to a lightning strike and they spent millions of dollars to rebuild the structure. This experience opened their eyes to the importance...
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Emergency Preparedness, Public Safety Communication

Why Effective Chemical Leak Detection is Essential for Oil & Gas Facilities 

April 3, 2024
Why Effective Chemical Leak Detection is Essential for Oil & Gas Facilities Oil and gas facilities operate in environments where the potential for chemical leaks poses significant risks to both human life and the environment. Detecting these leaks swiftly and accurately is paramount to ensuring the safety and integrity of these operations.   The Importance...
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Emergency Preparedness, Public Safety Communication

Enhance Facility Safety with Custom Emergency Warning Systems 

March 27, 2024
Enhance Facility Safety with Custom Emergency Warning Systems  Ensuring the safety and security of individuals within a facility is paramount. Whether it's a corporate office, manufacturing plant, educational institution, or healthcare facility, the ability to promptly alert occupants about emergencies is crucial for effective emergency response and mitigation. To achieve this goal, many organizations are...
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Emergency Preparedness, Lightning Safety & Protection

ARPA Funding for Future Natural Disasters Can Help Pay for CMCE Lightning Suppressor System 

March 20, 2024
ARPA Funding for Future Natural Disasters Can Help Pay for CMCE Lightning Suppressor System Lightning, with its capacity to wreak havoc on critical facilities, poses a considerable risk to the seamless operation and safety of wastewater treatment plants. However, there is a superior lightning protection system that can eliminate the threat of lightning strikes and lightning...
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Public Safety Communication, Emergency Preparedness

Why Exterior Door Monitoring is Essential for School Safety: Protect Staff and Students from Dangerous Intruders

March 13, 2024
Why Exterior Door Monitoring is Essential for School Safety: Protect Staff and Students from Dangerous Intruders  In today’s world, ensuring the safety and security of students and staff within educational institutions has become a top priority. One crucial aspect of comprehensive school safety protocols is exterior door monitoring. By implementing advanced systems like the Centurion...
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Public Safety Communication, Emergency Preparedness

New Higher Fines for OSHA Violations in 2024 and Solutions for Hazardous Chemical Communication 

March 6, 2024
New Higher Fines for OSHA Violations in 2024 and Solutions for Hazardous Chemical Communication  Higher OSHA Violation Fines  The Department of Labor has announced adjustments to OSHA civil penalties, resulting in higher fines for violations of safety rules on job sites. These adjustments came into effect on Monday, January 15, 2024.   Effective immediately, OSHA’s...
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Enhance Hotel and Resort Safety: Protect Guests and Remain Operational During Thunderstorms 

February 22, 2024
Enhance Hotel and Resort Safety: Protect Guests and Remain Operational During Thunderstorms  Ensuring the safety and comfort of hotel and resort guests and staff is extremely crucial. South Florida is known for its sun-kissed beaches and vibrant atmosphere; However, it comes with its share of weather challenges, especially thunderstorms. Lightning strikes pose a significant threat...
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Emergency Preparedness, Public Safety Communication

Protect Players and Fans: Prepare Stadiums for All Emergencies with the Centurion Elite

February 15, 2024
Protect Players and Fans: Prepare Stadiums for All Emergencies with the Centurion Elite  In the world of sports, the safety and well-being of players and fans is paramount. Every stadium aims to provide a secure environment where individuals can enjoy the thrill of the game without worrying about potential emergencies. However, ensuring comprehensive emergency preparedness...
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Public Safety Communication, Emergency Preparedness

Enhancing Public Safety: The Importance of Updating City Emergency Warning Systems 

February 7, 2024
Enhancing Public Safety: The Importance of Updating City Emergency Warning Systems In today’s rapidly evolving world, ensuring the safety and well-being of citizens is crucial for municipal authorities. One critical aspect of this responsibility is maintaining robust emergency warning systems capable of effectively alerting residents during crises. As cities continue to face a diverse array...
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Lightning Safety & Protection

Huge Cost Savings on Large Structures with the CMCE 

January 31, 2024
Huge Cost Savings on Large Structures with the CMCE Lightning Suppressor The destructive force of lightning is often underestimated, especially for industrial and commercial enterprises. However, these large structures must be protected against lightning strikes, especially if people are working or living within the structure.   Traditional lightning rod systems have been in place for...
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Emergency Preparedness, Public Safety Communication

Enhancing School Safety: Texas House Passes Alyssa’s Law Mandating Panic Buttons in Classrooms 

January 24, 2024
Enhancing School Safety: Texas House Passes Alyssa’s Law Mandating Panic Buttons in Classrooms  In a significant step towards bolstering school safety, the Texas House passed Alyssa’s Law last year, making it mandatory for every classroom to be equipped with a panic button. This legislation aims to enhance emergency preparedness in schools, ensuring a swift and...
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Enhance Facility Worker Safety: The Crucial Role of Emergency Warning Systems 

January 17, 2024
Enhance Facility Worker Safety: The Crucial Role of Emergency Warning Systems In the realm of industrial safety, ensuring the well-being of facility workers is essential. As the safety manager of an industrial facility, your responsibility is not only to meet regulatory requirements but also to proactively implement measures that can mitigate potential risks. One indispensable...
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Emergency Preparedness, Public Safety Communication

Enhance Safety & Protection in Places of Worship: Prepare for Emergencies with Centurion Elite 

January 10, 2024
Enhance Safety & Protection in Places of Worship: Prepare for Emergencies with Centurion Elite As cherished sanctuaries of faith and community, churches and synagogues hold a significant place in the hearts of communities worldwide. However, recent events have helped us to understand the critical need for enhanced security measures within these sacred spaces. The Centurion Elite...
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