Every year there are over 20,000,000 lightning-to-ground strikes in the United States – and that represents only half of the threat.
The other half is already in your building: AV equipment, air conditioners, refrigerators, hair dryers – anything that uses power can cause a surge. These internal power surges occur multiple times a day, every day.
The most powerful surges can destroy your AV equipment and computers in a single event. But the real danger to your equipment isn’t that one catastrophic event, but rather the cumulative effect of all of the surges that happen every day which degrade and eventually destroy your equipment.