XkyFire provides lightning detection and alerting services to subscribers. Web-based, available year-round, and providing coverage for all of North America.
When you create an account with XkyFire, your facilities are automatically generated within our database and immediately drawn on the base map. From that point on alerts and warnings will be generated every time lightning is seen to have occurred, or is seen to be imminent, in proximity to your location. You set the range that you need to receive warnings within, XkyFire does the rest.
Alerts are transmitted to cellular telephones through SMS (Simple-Message-Service) text, eMail, and strikes can also be viewed in real-time on any screen with an internet browser. Subscribers set-up and then manage their own alert contact list, and users may access data anytime, twenty-four hours per day.
Lightning information is generated when a network of sensors feeds signals to data collection software on XkyFire computer servers. That data is then assembled for viewing on user-friendly maps that can be zoomed, panned and turned. Sensors, and computers have inherent redundancies built-in, and the entire system is monitored continuously.
Creating an account and defining an alerting site that is immediately available for use takes less than ten minutes. Various subscription types are available for year-round use, or even short-term “event” coverage. Choose the service that fits your need, and within a price range that you can afford.
Don't think of this solely as a safety measure. Being able to see when a storm is going to miss your facilities, and therefore allow you to continue with revenue operations, has a very tangible value too. Many commercial operators will earn back the cost of the service within an hour or two on days when thunderstorms are nearby, but not threatening directly overhead!
Lifeskill Rescue Services Ltd.
Box 2457, Banff, Alberta, Canada, T1L1C2