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Protecting Young and Old From Summer’s Dangers

July 29, 2013

It has been a brutal summer across North America, and much of the world. Record high temperatures and unrelenting heat indices have made outdoor activities dangerous, especially for those who are more susceptible to extreme temperatures. According to the National Weather Service (NOAA) there were 155 heat related fatalities in the U.S. in 2012 alone.

Often unaware of their own limits and the need to hydrate, children and young adults are at great risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke during outdoor activities like those found at summer camp and sports training sessions. It is also important to remember that the high temperatures also bring unsteady weather conditions, which can lead to unexpected and violent lighting strikes.

One way to keep those in your charge safer during heat waves is high-quality heat stress monitors and lightning detectors. At Robic, our SC-636W stopwatch, new HT-30 meter, and StrikeAlert family of products can help with early detection of dangerous conditions. 

  • SC 636W

This amazing heat stress and comfort index stopwatch removes the guessing and replaces it with accurate and responsive Heat Index readings.

  • HT-30

This innovative heat stress WBGT meter is an amazing tool for monitoring heat stress to protect people of all ages during outdoor athletics.

  • Strike Alert HD

The next generation of our popular StrikeAlert personal lighting detector, StrikeAlert HD offers a graphical display that shows you lighting strike distances up to 40 miles away. It also offers 360 Lightning Detection, which allows                you to see in all directions!

While no device is a replacement for prompt and professional medical attention, Robic’s SC-636W, HT-30, and Strike Alert HD can help you monitor possibly dangerous summertime weather conditions so you can attempt to avoid trouble before it arrives. To learn more please check out the new 2014 Robic Catalog or contact one of our experts today!

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