Vivint™, one of the nation’s largest home automation companies, launched a free severe weather alert service today to U.S. customers who live in states most impacted by tornados, including: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas.

Over the next week, the application will be automatically downloaded to Vivint customers who have the company’s Go!Control panel.  Once the application is downloaded, customers will start receiving the free tornado alerts.In addition, all new Vivint customers in the above mentioned states will receive the alerts as part of their service.

How the Service Works:  Once a tornado alert has been issued by the National Weather Service, the information is relayed to Vivint customers via the Go!Control panel. A series of three loud beeps sound inside the home, and a detailed warning message appears on the wall-mounted control panel. The alert will continue every minute until the homeowner deactivates the warning, or until the alert is discontinued by the weather service.

“Receiving tornado alerts directly in our home day or night will definitely help keep our family more safe,” said Vivint customer Anthony Jones of Fort Worth, Texas. “Unless a TV or radio is on, you have no idea about an approaching tornado until your windows start rattling. This service will help tremendously, providing us enough time to get out or take cover.”

“Tornados hit fast and without much warning. Our hearts go out to the friends and families of those who have been affected by the unusually brutal tornado activity we have already seen this spring. I am pleased our team was able to fast-track this feature and get it into our customers’ hands this season,” said Alex Dunn, chief operating officer for Vivint. “Protecting families has been a part of our company mission since it began. We view the release of severe weather alerts to be an extension of that mission— another tool to keep the families we protect safe.”

For more information about Vivint’s home security and automation packages, including the severe weather alert service, please visit www.vivint.com or call 800.261.5232.

About Vivint

Vivint, Inc. is one of the largest home automation companies in North America.  Operating throughout the United States and Canada, the company retains more than 5,000 employees and services close to 500,000 customers. With award-winning customer service and smart technology, Vivint is dedicated to enhancing security, increasing energy efficiency, and creating simple, affordable home automation solutions for its customers. For more information, visit www.vivint.com