Whilst it may be something you never thought of, changes in the climate mean that lightning strikes are happening more frequently due to stormy weather. Lightning Protection Systems are designed to prevent infrastructure and inhabitants from being either directly or indirectly affected by a lightning strike.
Not only does a lightning strike affect a building structurally but it can also interfere with operational aspects of a business such as telecoms and computers. These are susceptible to the power surges created by a lightning strike and can be disastrous for a business.
To protect against lightning strikes, the method of safely routing a surge of current to the earth is by installation of a lightning protection system.
Additional measures can be used to protect critical equipment and systems from surges thus preventing damage or destruction but these measures need to be checked and inspected on a regular basis.