Lightning Detection Solutions for Off Road Vehicles

TALOS Portable & Remote Lightning Detector for ATVs and UTVs

With a reach of 25 miles, dangerous lightning can strike ATV and UTV riders off guard at any moment from a seemingly random ‘bolt out of the blue’ sky. TALOS enhances awareness of surroundings in real time.  

The TALOS Lightning System offers a convenient solution to improve awareness of lightning in the area. Riders can be stranded easily if a storm roles in as most trails have poor data signals and don’t offer much in terms of suitable shelter against lightning. Increasing lightning awareness provides riders with more time to seek shelter and remove themselves from harm’s way.

TALOS Lightning Detection Solutions

FACT: Thunder can only be heard from up to 10 miles away, but lightning CAN STRIKE from 25 MILES AWAY!

Featuring the same technology used in expensive weather stations, our devices have the ability to distinguish between a false disturbance and actual lightning. You can trust the time alerts are detecting imminent danger in real time.

Get instant audible and visual alerts when lightning is within 25 miles and closer.

Use lightning safety solutions developed by TALOS to improve situational awareness of approaching & departing storms and keep outdoor enthusiasts safe!

Safety isn’t an option, it’s essential!

Lightning Detection Alerts

  • GREEN with 1 beep: 25 miles
  • BLUE with 2 beeps: 16 miles
  • RED with 3 beeps: 6 miles

Key Features

  • 25 mile detection range
  • Compact design
  • The BRIGHTEST visual alerts
  • Waterproof
  • Robust design for rugged applications
  • High accuracy
  • Same technology as expensive weather stations
  • No WIFI or data connection needed

Key Benefits

  • Enhances awareness of dangerous lightning in the area
  • Innovative technology minimizes false indicators
  • Detection of ground to cloud lightning activity
  • Real time instant alerts

Why TALOS® Lightning Alerts? Phones Already Send Notifications!

  • Phones are in pocket or secured inside the vehicle
  • Phones are set to silent/do not disturb
  • No data signal or connection
  • Unable to hear phone alerts due to vehicle noise
  • Weather notifications are set for specific intervals, real time updates can be missed
  • Weather app updates are set for a location other than where the person is actually located

TALOS Portable Lightning Detector (SFD-1000-G)

Talos Portable Lightning Detector - 3 Colors Indicate Distance of StormThe TALOS portable lightning detector comes with a mount and can be mounted onto your ATV or UTV. When parked or off your vehicle, remove the lightning detector from its mount and take it with you to keep you protected from dangerous lightning no matter where you are.

Benefits & Features

  • Auto sleep functionality**
  • Compact design
  • Easy to mount
  • Easy to detach
  • Long battery life (1 year based on average use)
  • Battery powered: requires 4 AA batteries (lithium recommended)

**When the unit is first turned on, the unit is in “Normal Mode” and will actively listen for lightning/storm activity. Pressing the ON button a second time puts the unit into the auto-sleep mode. In this mode, the detector will sleep until motion is detected, then it will turn on. If no motion is detected for 30 minutes, the unit goes back to sleep.

Where to Mount the Lightning Detector

The lightning detector should be mounted a minimum of 3 feet away from cell phones, wearables, or any other devices emitting electrical noise to avoid false positive signals. If the detector goes through a sequence of all colors, this indicates that it is detecting electrical noise interference.

The SFD-1000-R Remote Lightning Detector

TALOS Remote lightning detector installed on an ATVFeaturing the same technology used in expensive weather stations, the SFD-1000-R is a ready-to-install lightning detection solution.

  • Clean Appearance
  • Permanent, Space Saving Design
  • Real Time Lightning Alerts

The TALOS remote lightning detector is adaptable to most custom applications and is the answer to enhancing lightning awareness for ATV’s and UTV’s.

When lightning is nearby, action needs to be taken. Lightning can only be heard from 10 miles away, but can strike from 25 miles away! When out on your off road vehicle, you won’t hear or see weather alerts on your phone. A storm can rapidly move in on your location without you even know it!

SFD-1000-R Talos Remote Lightning Detector*Although the remote lightning detector is designed primarily for oems, end users can purchase and install themselves. Contact us at 727-532-6144 or email

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