PROVO, Utah, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint™, the largest home automation services company in North America, is celebrating National Preparedness Month by helping its customers prepare for the unexpected.
Every September, the U.S. celebrates National Preparedness Month, encouraging Americans to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. Since 2004 citizens everywhere and more than 3,000 national, regional, and local organizations have come together during National Preparedness Month to promote preparedness and help communities get ready for anything from natural disasters to terrorist attacks.
"Part of preparedness is preventing things before they happen," says Steve Dixon, vice president of customer experience and operations. "We're proud that our technology can help customers stay safe and avoid disasters in their homes."
Vivint's life-saving products can help prevent flooding, fires, burglary, or home intrusion, and having monitored sensors and detectors in the home can greatly reduce these risks.
Tyler Hartl from Gillette, Wyoming, uses his Vivint system to prevent flood damage and frozen pipes. Using the Vivint flood/freeze sensor, he can monitor temperature and moisture levels in at-risk areas like basements, freezers, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. "I live in a cold state where temperatures can drop quickly and my pipes can freeze," says Hartl. "But this way, I will find out about it before any damage can even occur."
Another focus of National Preparedness Month is responding to natural disasters like tornadoes, earthquakes, and hurricanes. Vivint's severe weather alerts, delivered through the system's touchscreen panel, are specifically designed to give customers early tornado warnings in their area. The sooner they know it's coming, the faster they can take cover and keep their families safe.
For Bill Redfield in Paducah, Kentucky, this extra time made all the difference: "On February 28, I woke up to a strange beeping noise coming from my Vivint panel. I walked over to it and saw that it was a tornado alert. We're typically alerted of tornadoes by our public alert system via TV and radio, but since the tornado came really early in the morning, our TVs and radios weren't on. I quickly woke up my family, and we headed for our basement. Luckily, our home did not experience as much damage as many others did, but we're glad we were warned of the tornado and had enough time to take cover. You can't put a price on this type of added safety."
For more information on Vivint's products and services, visit www.vivint.com. You can also ensure you are prepared for any situation by downloading our free 72-hour kit checklist.
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 www.vivint.com.