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Lightning Detector Now Compatible with My AcuRite

Lightning Detector Now Compatible with My AcuRite
By AcuRite Team October 1, 2019 4699 Views 12 comments

Lightning data in My AcuRite!

The lightning detector is now compatible with AcuRite Access™ which allows lightning data to display in My AcuRite! This includes temperature, humidity, and lightning data reported by the Lightning Detector. View the lightning data in real-time on the My AcuRite app for the number of strikes per day, the closest strike, and the time of the last strike detected within a 25-mile radius of your location. Not only does this allow for remote monitoring, but you can also set up custom alerts to notify you when lightning is detected.

Lightning Detector

We strive to help stay connected to your environment and help keep your family and loved ones safe. Stay tuned as we continue adding new features and increase functionality in My AcuRite.

Have you connected your lightning detector to My AcuRite yet? Comment below and share how you're using this new feature!


ruralbob October 2, 2019 at 3:52 PM
Could this replace an outdoor Temperature/Humidity Sensor so that you could get temperature, humidity, and lightning from one sensor in Acurite Access? With the Access only accommodating 7 sensors, I don’t have room for an additional one, but I could add this if it could replace my outdoor Temperature/Humidity sensor.
AcuRite Team October 4, 2019 at 10:55 AM
Absolutely! The Lightning Tower Sensor will also report temperature and humidity to My AcuRite. If we can answer any other questions, please reach out to our support team via live chat or email request.

Jonathan October 2, 2019 at 3:53 PM
Does the detector sensor itself have an alarm and if it does can it be turned off? I would like to install this at our mountain home but only want it to alert me via the app and/or just log into the portal. (I of course have the latest hub and lots of other sensors and alarms setup) Thanks!
AcuRite Team October 4, 2019 at 10:51 AM
The sensor detects cloud-to-cloud, cloud-to ground and intra-cloud lightning. When lightning is detected, the sensor will beep and the strike indicator will flash for each of the first 10 strikes. After 10 strikes, the sensor will enter silent mode but will continue to flash. The sensor will stay in silent mode for 2 hours after the last lightning detection. If you have further questions, please reach out to our support team.

BigD October 2, 2019 at 5:02 PM
Thank you for listening to my suggestions and adding the lightening sensor which also includes another temp and humidity sensor. Now if you would add alerting on barometric changes to the list, it would be a grand slam.
AcuRite Team October 4, 2019 at 10:48 AM
Thank you for your feedback, we can definitely look into incorporating your request into future updates! Please feel free to reach out to our support team if you ever need any assistance.
Robert Pitera October 2, 2019 at 5:09 PM
Connected right up with no trouble; sensor was waiting to be added at the My Acurite Web UI. This is a really awesome addition and quite a nice surprise!

Thanks Acurite!
AcuRite Team October 4, 2019 at 10:46 AM
You are welcome, we are glad that you are enjoying this new feature! Please let us know if you have any questions.
Bill Abernathy October 3, 2019 at 12:17 PM
Thanks, Acurite, for integrating the lightening tower to MyAcurite. My Atlas was reporting too many false hits due to the location, so I had to remove the lightening detector from it, and bought the lightening tower. I am thrilled I can now see it on my phone and desktop.
AcuRite Team October 4, 2019 at 10:44 AM
We are glad that you are enjoying this new feature! Please feel free to reach out to our support team if you have any questions.

Brian Howarth October 8, 2019 at 9:52 PM
On the App, Lightning Tower will show strikes but not when or distance?

AcuRite Team October 9, 2019 at 11:04 AM
On the app you will see the number of strikes recorded by the Lightning Tower Sensor, the distance from the sensor of the closest strike, and the time that the last strike was recorded.