During tornado season, Vivint™, the largest home automation services company in North America, provides comfort and protection to its customers through real-time severe weather alerts.

Severe weather monitoring is integrated into every Vivint system, providing 24x7x365 coverage of the latest tornado-related information. These alerts, delivered directly to the touchscreen panel, are specifically designed to give customers early warning to help them take cover as soon as possible. When a tornado is approaching a home equipped with a Vivint system, the panel will sound, alerting anyone in the home of the nearing danger. These updates come directly from the National Weather Service, so customers can be assured of their accuracy and timeliness.

According to the National Severe Storms Labratory, an average of 1,200 tornadoes occur every year in the United States. Although tornadoes occur most frequently during the spring and early summer, they can happen at any time, so homeowners need to be prepared at a moment’s notice. Vivint’s alerts help make homeowners aware of an approaching tornado, even when they least expect it.

Jessica McKeough, from Pinson, Alabama, has experienced the benefits of severe weather alerts firsthand. During a vacation with her husband, she had a friend staying at their home to take care of her five dogs. While sleeping, the friend awoke to the sound of the Vivint system beeping loudly. A warning of an approaching tornado flashed on the panel’s screen, so she immediately gathered the dogs and hid.

“As she sat in the closet, she could hear the house being destroyed all around her,” said McKeough. “Eventually, the tornado got her too and tossed her and the dogs into the yard. When it was all over, there was little left to our house, but aside from bruises, my friend and my dogs were okay. If it hadn’t been for Vivint’s tornado alert, she probably wouldn’t have woken up with enough time to take cover—and she might not be here today!”

Like McKeough, many customers and their homes have been aided by Vivint’s severe weather alerts. To learn more about Vivint’s home automation products and services and how they can protect home owners across North America, visit vivint.com or call Vivint’s Customer Care team at 800.216.5232.

About Vivint

Vivint is a leading provider of home technology services. Vivint services are delivered through a technology-based platform that integrates a wide range of wireless features and components to provide simple, affordable home security, energy management, home automation, and solar solutions. Our vision is to connect customers to the things that matter most—their homes, families, health, cars, and businesses. In 2011, Vivint's Home Automation package and Advanced Security package received a Consumers Digest "Best Buy" rating. Vivint also received the 2012 CSAA Central Station of the Year award for overall excellence in monitoring, training, and quality relationships with customers. Dedicated to protecting families, increasing energy efficiency, and simplifying lives, Vivint has over 13 years of experience and supports more than 800,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the company’s website at vivint.com.