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

Product Overview

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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
3.125
Product Height (in.)
4.25
Product Width (in.)
4.25

Details

Outdoor Living Product Type
Other Weather Monitoring Device
Product Weight (lb.)
1.35
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Early Alert Technologies, LLC ("Early Alert") will repair or replace the Tornado Alert due to any defects in material or workmanship that occur during normal operation.

Questions & Answers

2Questions6Answers

Our house has a steel roof, has the Tornado Alert been tested during a tornado event from under/i...

Asked by Handyman May 25, 2019
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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.

Does it accurately determine what kind of weather threat is looming? Or just tornadoes?

Asked by Slick June 14, 2017
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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.

Customer Reviews

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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!
by Rilo
4 people found this helpful
I think that the Tornado alert will work fine. It was plugged in and set per the instructions. N...
I think that the Tornado alert will work fine. It was plugged in and set per the instructions. No alerts have happened as of yet. When the weather gets bad enough then I will be able to give a proper review. Due to Home Depot rushing and wanting a survey done ( several emails asking for a survey), I will give it a 1 star simply due to weather not being bad enough for the alert status to work. The 1 star rating is basically for Home Depot pushing these surveys down my throat. If the item hasn't been returned, then I would suggest that everything is fine.
by quitbugginme
1 person found this helpful
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.
by RH
3 people found this helpful
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.
by ROLAND
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
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.
by Jm
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.
by Andy
I am very pleased with this device. Well built...
I am very pleased with this device. Well built and works as advertised.
by JIM
1 person found this helpful
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
by radiorusso
1 person found this helpful
Unit fired up and adjusted rapidly. Good to know I am warned for those sudden storms that pop up...
Unit fired up and adjusted rapidly. Good to know I am warned for those sudden storms that pop up before the weather alert radio is activated by the weather service.
by Sailor616
1 person found this helpful
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