TAKO since 1979’s Ultimate Guide to Lightning Rod Protection: Everything You Need to Know

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Lightning Rod Protection

Lightning is known to be a threat to both residential and business buildings. Fire, electrical damage, and in extremes, injury to occupants are some of the possible risks. Here comes the service of lightning rod protection. We can redirect the huge electric power of lightning strikes away from buildings with the use of lightning rods. They thus prevent the structures from being damaged and also make sure of safety.

TAKO since 1979

TAKO Astatic Technology Sdn Bhd is a company that has been providing lightning protection systems as early as 1979. The company’s team of experts has gained forty years of experience and created and installed the latest solutions to protect buildings and lives. From residential homes to industrial complexes, lightning protection is a must in all cases and we guarantee that you’ll be safe when Lightning strikes.

Lightning Rod Protection Overview

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Lightning Rods

Air terminals, the common name for the lightning rods, divert lightning bolts to save buildings or structures from hazardous areas. In this way, they guarantee that the path of the electricity discharge is not interrupted and that the roofs, chimneys, and electrical systems are not damaged.

How Lightning Rods Protection Work

  • Conductivity: Crafted from either copper or aluminum, lightning rods serve as a conductors for the electricity charges and they are directed harmlessly down the ground.
  • Grounding: A lightning rod, linked with conductors, redirects electrical energy into the ground which serves as a safe path avoiding damage to the building.
  • Ionization: When the lightning is about to strike, the air around the rod is ionized and gets charged up and the lightning is deflected away from the structure, thus the structure remains safe.

Importance of Lightning Rod Protection:

  • Property Preservation: Strikes of lightning cause fires, and damage to the structures, which can be minimized using lightning rods to preserve our properties.
  • Safety: Lightning rods create an environment that does not require people to be subjected to the risks of electrical accidents that occur during thunderstorms.
  • Peace of Mind: TAKO has assured the confidence of a building in protection from lightning strikes since 1979, which is a good-will for mental peace.

Lightning Rod Protection Components

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A. Lightning Rods:

Placement: Placed on the topmost heights, and catching lightning strikes away from exposed spots.
Materials: Made of conductivity materials like copper or aluminum of high conductivity. Attractive Pathway: Specifies a favored pathway for the lightning that secures other places on the building from the storm strikes.

B. Grounding Systems:

Conductors: A grid network of conductors from rods to the ground is formed to serve as the exit pathway for electrons.Earth Connection: Transmits energy harmlessly to the ground where it remains safe and no harmful consequences occur.
Purpose: Intercept excess voltage coming from lightning strikes or power surges heading to electrical systems. Installation: Siting at the entrance of the electrical lines and using them as the potential for surges, the devices shield appliances and electronics from damage.

Design Choices for the Lightning-Protection System

1. Surveying Structure and Height of the Construction

Before implementing a lightning protection system, thorough assessment is crucial

  • Building Type: Does this development plan focus on residential commercial or industrial development? In this regard, every human has specific needs.
  • Height: The taller a building is, the more prone it is to be hit by lightning. Estimate the building’s height and decide the layout.

Identifying Vulnerable Areas

Certain parts of a building are more vulnerable

  • Roofs: Usually, lightning seeks roofs first. This can be through the identification of areas such as chimneys, vents, and skylights.
  • Electrical Systems: Circuitry, remotes, and appliances could be among the objects affected. Ensure proper protection.

Working within the Framework of Local Regulations and Standards

Adherence to regulations is essential

  • Local Codes: There are different codes, which are area-specific. They are put in place to protect the lighting. We have validated our products, practices, and infrastructure against the requirements of the requirements of the Sustainability Standards of TAKO since 1979.
  • Industry Standards: Just follow the standards recognized (such as IEC 62305) to guarantee the efficiency of protection.

Lightning Rod Installation Process

Pre-Installation Assessment:

Site Inspection: Analyze the conditions of the property and create the lightning protection system accordingly.
Risk Analysis: Identify vulnerable areas in places where lightning strikes most frequently.
Customization: Modify the system to be appropriately configurable for each building purpose for effective shielding.

Lightning Rods and Grounding Installation:

Rod Placement: Deploy rods preferably on top points to redirect lightning strikes in a safe direction.
Grounding Network: Place conductors in place so that the electric energy can be easily drained from the ground.
High-Conductivity Materials: Employ materials like copper or aluminum in the construction of channels that will be used in charge of transportation.

Integration with Existing Infrastructure:

Seamless Integration: Integrate the protection with the existing building design avoiding further construction works.

Minimal Disruption: Installation with a high level of efficiency is also meant to lead to a minimum disruption of day-to-day business activities.

Testing and Certification: Subject the system to strict tests as to compliance with the regulatory and standard requirements, promising safety in the case of a lightning strike.

Maintenance and Inspection Guidelines

Maintenance and Inspection

Regular Inspection Routines

Scheduled Inspections: Specialists advise that at least an annual inspection should be conducted, but with storm-prone areas – it should be more often.

Visual Assessment: Do check periodically look into the wear, damage, or corrosion with the lightning rods, conductors, and grounding components

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Maintenance Practices

Cleaning: Cleanliness now and then from dust, debris, or bird nests to ensure the conductivity works perfectly.

Tightening Connections: Verify connections by checking and tightening screws, nuts, and fasteners. Do not forget to see whether the connections are secured.

Grounding System: Inspect and tidy up grounding materials for an optimal wire to the earth.


Why Maintenance is Important

Corrosion: Instantly replace items like lightning rods or conductors that are in poor or corrosion condition.

Physical Damage: Handle the case with the broken conductor and bent rods to ensure the system is running properly.

Reduced Performance: Professional help might be needed if frequent lightning is a common occurrence in your neighborhood for you to take the appropriate safety actions.

Advantages of TAKO’s Lightning Rod Protection Solutions

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Quality Assurance and Reliability

At TAKO since 1979, we take pride in delivering top-notch quality and unwavering reliability. Here’s why our lightning rod protection solutions stand out:

  • Rigorous Standards: Our systems adhere to international standards, ensuring robust protection. From design to installation, we maintain the highest quality.
  • Field-Tested: Over two decades of experience mean we’ve seen it all. Our solutions have weathered storms, safeguarding countless buildings across Malaysia.

Tailored Solutions for Diverse Building Structures

different type of buildings

No two buildings are alike, and neither are their lightning protection needs. Here’s how we tailor our solutions:

  • Customization: We analyze your building’s structure, height, and vulnerability. Our experts design a lightning protection system that fits seamlessly into your unique environment.
  • Building Types: Whether it’s a residential home, commercial complex, or industrial facility, we’ve got you covered. Our solutions adapt to diverse structures.

Industry-Leading Expertise and Customer Support

When you choose TAKO, you gain more than just a lightning protection system:

  • Expertise: Our team comprises seasoned professionals who understand lightning’s behavior. We stay ahead of the curve, incorporating the latest advancements.
  • Customer Care: We’re not just about installations. Our support extends beyond—answering your questions, providing maintenance, and ensuring your peace of mind.


In this comprehensive guide, we’ve explored the critical world of lightning rod protection. We discussed the importance of safeguarding structures against lightning strikes and introduced TAKO in 1979, a trusted expert in lightning protection systems. From understanding lightning rods to successful case studies, we’ve covered it all. Remember, prioritizing lightning rod protection ensures property preservation, safety, and peace of mind. 

Why Choose TAKO?

  • Quality Assurance: Our systems meet rigorous standards.
  • Tailored Solutions: We customize for diverse building structures.
  • Expertise: Industry-leading professionals ensure your safety.

Take Action Now!

Prioritize lightning rod protection with TAKO since 1979. Don’t wait for the next storm—consult our experts today. Your safety is our mission.

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How can we protect from lightning?

Protecting from lightning involves implementing a comprehensive lightning rod protection system, which includes lightning rods, grounding systems, and surge protection devices. Lightning rods, integral components of lightning rod protection, intercept lightning strikes and provide a safe path for the electrical discharge to be dissipated into the ground, minimizing the risk of damage or fire to buildings and occupants.

What is a lightning rod and how does it protect the building?

A lightning rod, also known as a lightning protection rod, is a crucial element of lightning rod protection systems installed on buildings. Lightning rods intercept lightning strikes and divert the electrical energy away from the building, thereby protecting it from potential damage or fire. By providing a preferred path for the electrical discharge, lightning rods play a vital role in safeguarding buildings and occupants from the destructive effects of lightning strikes.

Do buildings need lightning protection?

Yes, buildings require lightning protection, especially those located in areas prone to frequent thunderstorms or with tall structures susceptible to lightning strikes. Lightning rod protection systems, comprising lightning rods, grounding systems, and surge protection devices, are essential for mitigating the risks associated with lightning strikes, including fire, structural damage, and equipment failure, thereby ensuring the safety and integrity of buildings and occupants.

Are lightning rods 100% effective?

While lightning rods, integral components of lightning rod protection systems, are highly effective in reducing the risks associated with lightning strikes, no system can provide 100% protection against lightning. Lightning is a natural phenomenon with unpredictable behavior, and there is always some level of risk involved. However, properly designed and installed lightning rod protection systems significantly minimize the likelihood of lightning-induced damage, providing enhanced safety and peace of mind for building owners and occupants.

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