Talos™  Storm Front Detector

Talos™ Series Storm Front Detector


The new patent-pending Talos™ Series Storm Front Detector provides storm safety awareness of lightning strikes in the area up to a distance of 25 miles.


Lightning causes over a 6000 deaths and injuries per year. Since 2006, lightning strikes were reported as the second leading cause of storm deaths in the United States. Most of these injuries could have been prevented had they known that lightning was in the area.

PMT developed the Talos™ Series storm front detector can alert you to approaching or departing storm front and lightning by sensing the distance of lightning strikes that are occurring in the area via audible and visual alerts.

Talos™ Series Product Versions

Key Features

  • Detection of both cloud to ground and cloud to cloud lightning activity within a 25 mile range
  • Intelligent algorithm provides for false disturber rejection
  • Supply voltage range of 2.4-5.5V with power down, listening and active power modes
  • 3 Different Colors Indicate the Distance (approaching or departing) of the Storm Front
    • Green = 25 miles
    • Blue =    16 miles
    • Red =     6 miles
  • Antenna Auto Tuning
  • Same Technology as Used in Expensive Weather Stations

Key Benefits

  • Provides early warning beyond human senses & gives distance estimation to head of storm
  • Algorithm minimizes false indications
  • Selectable power modes make it suitable for low power portable devices
  • Antenna Auto tuning provides for optimal receive performance
  • Low Cost - Easy to Mount

Talos™ SFD-1000 Applications

  • Golf Carts
  • Swimming Pools
  • Water Craft; Boats, Kayaks, Jet Ski's
  • ATV's and Lawn Equipment
  • Construction Sites & Equipment
  • Bicycles and Motorcycles/Scooters
  • The Beach
  • Sporting Events/Sporting Equipment
  • Baby Strollers