06045 Lightning Sensor & AcuRite Access

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Can the 06045 Lightning Sensor be used directly with AcuRite Access or does it need a compatible display to work? 
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George D. Nincehelser

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That lightning sensor is not yet compatible with the Access.  Given the interest, I suspect they may make it compatible in the future.  It would require a firmware update to the Access in order to become compatible.
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Thanks. I saw there is an Alert Rule for Lightning Closest Strike Distance in Alert Builder so perhaps it will be available soon.
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I successfully migrated from the old Smarthub to the new Access, without issue. My understanding is that Access is a better platform for the Acurite developers and will hopefully lead to some really great devices.  My request is a Lightning Sensor.  I live on a mountain top and those spring/summer thunderstorms have strikes that are close to us.  I would like something to automatically record the frequency and distance.  
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That alert rule is for the lightning sensor in the Atlas which has not been publicly released yet.  It is already supported by the Access, so it will work right away when the Atlas comes out.

The $20 stand-alone lightning sensor is a different model, so it will require a firmware change in the Access, and perhaps some changes on the website to specifically support it.  But at least the basic framework for displaying lighting data on the website is already there.
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George, Is there a place where I can see all of the sensor types supported by Access?  Atlas sounds interesting, how about soil moisture? Soil temperature? Snow gauge? Sun brightness? Atmospheric sensors like PurpleAir?