It is a HUGE MISCONCEPTION that power strips with surge protection will protect your home and everything that requires electricity that is in it.  If you are plugging your devices into a multi-outlet surge protector or suppressor and you think you are protected…..YOU ARE NOT.  Whole home surge protectors are hard-wired into the main electrical panel and will protect all your outlets.  As a backup only, utilize multi-outlet surge protectors.  This is the ONLY way to ensure your home will be protected.  We love surge protectors and use them quite frequently but only after the whole home surge protector is installed.  Don’t be misled.