Over 14000 Tornado Real-Time Alerts Sent to 2GIG’s Home Security Panels Last …

LEHI, UT, Mar 08, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) –
Most homeowners rely on security panels just to warn them of
break-ins. However, last weekend, over 14,000 customers with 2GIG
Technologies’ Go!Control and Alarm.com’s interactive service received
real-time severe weather alerts issued by the National Weather
Service about tornado activity. The warnings were delivered directly
to the Go!Control panel, giving customers additional time to seek
protection from dangerous weather conditions. This new capability
extends beyond traditional home break-in protection to alert people
of external events that could put their families and belongings at
risk. Many people are caught off-guard in severe weather situations
because they are not listening to the radio or watching TV when a
weather warning is issued. Nocturnal tornadoes are especially
dangerous, because it is nearly impossible to see them approaching
and many residents are asleep. Alarm.com’s Severe Weather Alerts
ensure that if a person is inside their home or business he or she
will be forewarned when a tornado, severe weather, or fire is headed
their way.

Alarm.com introduced the Severe Weather Alerts service in June of
2011 and it was quickly implemented by 2GIG Technologies, the Lehi,
UT-based developer of home security and home automation systems.
“It’s impossible to say during last weekend’s severe weather
precisely how many homeowners benefited from our early warnings of
impending storms,” noted Lance Dean, co-founder of 2GIG Technologies,
“However, we know our panels equipped with this service helped save
lives and property. Every minute counts in a fast-moving weather
emergency, so these alerts give families precious time to get
everyone to the safest places within their homes or to a local
emergency shelter.”

In 2011, 1,894 tornadoes were reported, the second most in U.S.
history. These resulted in 550 confirmed fatalities and $28.7 billion
in property damage. So far in 2012, the U.S. is experiencing many
more tornadoes and severe storms than average. At highest risk are
portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Iowa,
Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana,
Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Also at high
risk are areas of these same states, plus parts of New Mexico,
Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin,
Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, and
Michigan. The peak season does not typically happen until April or
May for much of the Plains, Midwest, and Southeast. “With our
extensive national dealer network,” says Dean, “2GIG can help
homeowners get systems in place and hopefully help to save lives
through this vital monitoring and alerting service.”

About 2GIG: Formed in 2007, 2GIG Technologies designs and
manufactures the most technologically advanced residential security
and home management solutions in the industry. 2GIG created the
Go!Control — the first self-contained, all-in-one security and home
management system. 2GIG Technologies is a Principal Member of the
Z-Wave Alliance(TM), which enables 2GIG to provide customers with
home automation features in addition to home security. 2GIG
Technologies is committed to providing consumers with the flexibility
and cost-effective technology necessary to manage their home
automation and security functions from the panel’s LCD touch-screen
display, the Internet, or their favorite mobile phone or tablet.

For more information about 2GIG Technologies, or to find a dealer in
your area, please visit
www.2gig.com or call 1-866-670-1591.

Z-Wave(R) is a registered trademark of Sigma Designs and its
subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

About Alarm.com. Founded in 2000, Alarm.com is the industry leading
technology provider of interactive security solutions. Through
advanced wireless monitoring, mobile and web-based services, and a
proven hosted services platform, Alarm.com helps protect hundreds of
thousands of residential and commercial customers throughout the
United States and Canada. Alarm.com’s products and services are
offered exclusively through a network of over 2,000 licensed and
authorized Security Dealers. Alarm.com’s headquarters is located in
Vienna, VA. For more information, visit
www.alarm.com .

Copyright2GIG Technologies, Inc. 2012

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