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The South African Weather Service has been predicting a lot of thunderstorms lately, similar to the post below, so ensure your appliances are safe, by using Clearline’s protection products!

Telkom and other telecommunications companies are investing in fiber technology for greater data speeds, and less downtime due to cable theft. IP phones and cloud computing are changing the way South Africans do business.

Clearline 12-00713 is specifically designed to protect your IP Phone and Computer Equipment.

In order for your security devices to protect you, you have to secure protection for your security devices. Clearline offers a wide range of products that will safely protect your devices against the damaging effects of lightning and power surges. Start protecting these crucial devices now!

In parts of South Africa, during winter, the heating of rooms is one of the largest sources of electricity consumption in a home.

Learn more on how you can save electricity when using heating appliances.

Energy Saving Myth #1 

Less energy is consumed if you leave your lights on rather than turning it off and on several times. 

Truth - Leaving a lamp on consumes more energy than turning it on and off, as needed.

An iron consumes as much energy as ten 100 watt light bulbs.

Improve ironing efficiency by use the permanent press feature on your washer and dryer. Removing clean laundry promptly from the dryer, and fold immediately -  many items will require no ironing, or just a quick press.


You will save energy, money and eye strain by lighting your home properly. Follow these guidelines:

Humans have also been affected by lightning for centuries which is evident from the more than 50 known gods of thunder in ancient mythology. Lightning research however only started in the 18th century when Benjamin Franklin conducted experiments about electricity in thunderstorms, with his kite experiment being the most famous. His work paved the way for lightning research around the world.

Kitchen appliances - especially those that heat up - are often electricity guzzlers.

Used correctly, toasters, electric grills and skillets, slow cookers, electric coffee pots and bottle warmers usually require less energy than the stove. Always use an electric kettle to boil the water first, and only fill the kettle with as much water as you need.

Electricity was publicly used in South Africa for the first time with the opening of the electric telegraph line between Cape Town and Simon's Town on 25 April 1860. It was built for the benefit of shipping and commerce.

Having a safe, reliable source of power is crucial for the continuous operation of any electrically powered piece of security equipment, and for the integrity of the overall installation. Given that the electricity supply incoming from Eskom is often unreliable, it is imperative that security installers make adequate provisioning against disturbances to that supply.

Between thunderstorms, blackouts and load shedding, chances are you may have already experienced the results of a powerful surge on your equipment. In modern electronics, almost everything is networked in some way or other, and those connections greatly expand your risk of damage from electrical surges.