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TAU-R 4.2 in. x 3.2 in. x 4.5 in. 1 lbs. Severe Weather and Tornado Detector

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  • Detection of severe weather and tornado threats
  • Does not require any external data connection
  • Features easy plug-in technology
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Product Details

The tornadoAlert is the first new generation warning device that you can easily keep in your home. tornadoAlert safeguards you and your family in three critical ways. Its advanced warning capabilities mean that it warns you sooner than any other similar device. This means you will have up to 30 minutes longer to get to a place of safety and its accurate 95% of the time. By contrast existing community-wide services are accurate only 25% of the time, tornadoAlert is ready to go to work for you and your family right out of the box. We call it Plug and Protect. Plug it in and within 60 seconds it's scanning the skies and protecting you and your family. Although it's only about the size of a coffee cup tornadoAlert packs a big punch. NASA proven principles and methodologies ensure that it is 24/7 vigilant: at night, during power outages and when other warning systems cease to function, tornadoAlert emits a strobe light and a 90 dB warning signal as loud as a jackhammer at 50 ft. You won't sleep through it. In addition, tornadoAlert is also calibrated to detect incoming severe thunderstorms lightning is still the third biggest weather killer in the United States. Plug-it in. Protect your family now. Some things are too precious to put at risk.
  • 5 - 25 more minutes warning to react will save lives
  • Easy to use plug and protect technology
  • Field tested reliability and design using NASA-proven methodologies and principles
  • tornadoAlert uses NASA-proven methodologies supported by field tested validation to ensure accuracy of detection
  • Warns of incoming threats of lightning, severe thunderstorms and/or tornado's
  • Protects and alerts 24/7 even through power and communication outages
  • Reduced false alarms give you vital confidence to take cover
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Questions & Answers

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Q:Does siren go off for lightening/severe storms? Or just for Tornado watches/warnings?
by|Apr 6, 2023
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Q:Our house has a steel roof, has the Tornado Alert been tested during a tornado event from under/i...
by|May 25, 2019
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A:  It works from inside our barn, which has steel roof and siding. I wouldn't recommend it for a completely enclosed steel building, but if it is just the roof you should be good. If an AM radio can pick up a signal (the system monitors electrical noise in the AM radio band), you are good to go.

by|Mar 4, 2020
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    A:  The user guide says that the device needs to be near a window (within 3 ft). There may be buildings in which the antenna in the tornadoAlert device is shielded from receiving the energy from a storm, such as in a basement or bunker. I am not sure about a steel roof. In other instances, such as houses with radiant barrier in the attic, or metal roofs, the device performed as expected. I would say give it a try. My experience has been that the device works amazingly well. Never have I gotten a false alarm. Always detects the severe weather in the area. Accuracy, both in terms of distance of the storm and severity, is almost always dead on. Everyone should have one of these to ensure awareness of approaching storms.

    by|Apr 12, 2021
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      Q:Does it accurately determine what kind of weather threat is looming? Or just tornadoes?
      by|Jun 14, 2017
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      A:  There are actually 5 levels of detection (6 counting "No Threat"). From least severe to most severe: 1 Lightning 2 Not Severe (Thunderstorm, but not at Severe Thunderstorm damage potential) 3 Severe Thunderstorm 4 Tornado Risk (tornadic thunderstorm that could produce a tornado soon) 5 Tornado I have found that it is VERY effective at differentiating the severity levels all the way to the extent of the 30 mile range around the device.

      by|Jul 1, 2021
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        A:  It reports lightning, storms, severe storms, tornado risk, and tornado. For each of these the bar graph indicates the distance (more bars means closer). I've owned this for nearly a year and have found it quite accurate and sensitive, and even better than the city's weather sirens.

        by|Apr 12, 2021

          A:  Yes, it will distinguish between lightning, severe weather or tornado.

          by|Jul 1, 2021
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            A:  It has many levels. Mine has determined lightning and desplayed the word lightning on the screen. However, during a recent tornado warning of rotation that did not touch down, it detected a "not severe " storm and displayed those words. More testing during actual weather events needs done before I can reccomend this product.

            by|Mar 31, 2020
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              Tornado Alert is very easy to set up and operate. So far it has done what is says it will do. Hav...
              Tornado Alert is very easy to set up and operate. So far it has done what is says it will do. Have not tested during a tornado. Hope I never have to!
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              So far, display indicates “NOISE” most of the time. ...
              So far, display indicates “NOISE” most of the time. Have repositioned unit a couple of times with no benefit. Will keep trying to find the perfect location; really want it to work.
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              Overall works well, just no way to adjust the volume!...
              Overall works well, just no way to adjust the volume! It has the strobe and siren, and siren can be annoying when going off continuously.
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              Loved the 1st one I bought because it was very...
              Loved the 1st one I bought because it was very accurate. New one doesn’t light up to show the words. Flashlight needed to read warnings.
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              Could not get unit to operate properly on AC. ...
              Could not get unit to operate properly on AC. Unit worked properly on battery power but returned unit , I just did not want to keep pumping 9 volt batteries into it every other day.
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              I say yes because it is still unknown. During a recent radar indicated tornado that remained in t...
              I say yes because it is still unknown. During a recent radar indicated tornado that remained in the air, and did not touch down, the radio remained on "not severe." further testing of the product is needed.
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              Had a tornado come within 20 miles of us and...
              Had a tornado come within 20 miles of us and the alarm went off. Later that evening, it picked up a severe thunderstorm as well.
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              I am very pleased with this device. Well built...
              I am very pleased with this device. Well built and works as advertised.
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              great device it really seems to work. tested it last summer. Bought as a gift
              great device it really seems to work. tested it last summer. Bought as a gift
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