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Municipal Unit

Mobipax's Municipal Lightning Detector is a product designed to estimate the distance from the unit to thunderstorms based on the strength of the storms. The unit can be mounted on a pole, or a building, in parks, pool areas, golf courses or any location where the unit can be powered while in an outdoor space. The loud siren and super-bright LED's indicate the strength of lightning events, and alert users to the changes in storms intensity. This provides a layer of protection for the public so they may reach a safe location away from the storm preventing a possible incident.

The detector is tube shaped, 6 feet long x 3 inches round, and is powered with 120VAC. A green Power LED indicates if the unit is on. The device is FCC Part 15B approved. It has an Easy-Mount Bracket to mount on a wall or pole/beam. The pole is made of aluminum and high-strength transparent poly carbonate to withstand sports-related impacts.
The 120VAC must be available and wired by an electrician.

Basic Unit includes:
  • Municipal Lightning Detector
  • Mounting Bracket Kit
    • Easy-Mount Bracket
    • 2 - 2" Split ring pipe clamps (2 3/8" outside diameter)
    • 4 - 3/8"-16x1/2" Stainless steel bolts and washers
    • 2 - 1/2"-13x1/2" Stainless steel bolts and washers for bottom of each mount pair
    • 2 - 3/8"-16x1/2" Stainless steel bolts and washers for top of the mount pairs
  • Communications Kit
    • Cellular Modem
      • Includes constant connectivity via the enhanced system's cell network.
    • FREE Mobile Application for phone or tablet
      • Select and enable daily 'Hours of Operation', allowing the devices' LEDs/SIREN to operate only during specific hours.
      • Control the Siren's Volume Mute->Loud at any time.
      • Test the device's Siren and Lights. Testing is as easy as pushing the TEST button on the Administrator's Mobile Application.
      • Manually turn the device OFF/ON at any time.
Lightning Detector Features & Pricing Sheet
MP3 Spec Sheet

Neighbor Saver - An optional feature that can be added to allow the Siren to be automatically muted at dusk (no daylight = no sound) and during the night. You will still see the notification but the voulme will be reduced or muted when it is dark out to not interfere with neighbors during the night. This feature does not affect the LED lights, only the sound. (Mobile App can be used to configure LED lighting and timers)

MP3 Installation Pole - Direct bury 16 foot (12 above ground) 3” Schedule 40 pole with electrical connection and mounting holes pre-drilled for the MP3 Lightning Detector. Powder-coated Black. Requires 4 foot deep hole and cement installation to support high winds and errant pole climbers.

Municipal Unit - $1995 plus shipping and installation
A $10/month fee applies for data connection

MP3 Installation Pole - $595 plus shipping and installation

Neighbor Saver - $65 per unit

Leasing Agreements and Service contracts are also available. For more information on these please contact Mobipax directly at (603) 887-5544 or

Lightning Detector Order Form