Frequently Asked Questions

When will the Vortex Vault Storm Shelter Bed be available?

The final version of the bed is being completed at this time and we are aiming for a January 2018 launch date in time for the busy storm season. If you want us to email you with updates, visit our home page and fill out the form.

What happens if the power goes out?

The Vortex Vaults Shelter Beds are on battery backup. This means that even if power is knocked out by a storm, the bed continues to lower and raise off of battery power. The bed also has a manual crank feature as well.

How does the bed lower and raise?

The Vortex Vault is powered by 4 motors via remote control. Future customizations are planned via a mobile app, blue tooth controllers and hopefully via an Alexa app. We also plan on providing unique custom options to meet your needs.

What sizes will be available?

The Vortex Vaults Shelter beds will come in twin, full, queen and king. The bigger the bed size, the more available space inside the vault to fit more people.

Won’t the bed just be blown away?

No chance of this happening. The bed is mounted to the concrete slab in a home via FEMA guidelines. There is no report ever recorded of a tornado ripping the foundation from the ground.

Who installs the shelter beds?

The shelter beds will be installed by our company or a certified dealer in your area. It takes a 3 man crew up to 2 hours to do the installation. Because the beds are being installed in the home, there will be few delays due to weather.

Can the shelter be accessed when the bed is in the down position?

Absolutely! You will have roughly 19 inches of space under the bed to quickly access if needed. You will have the ability to securely store valuable items such as documents, guns, money and any other valuable contents that you desire.

Is the Vortex Vaults Shelter Bed wheelchair accessible?

Our storm shelter is the perfect solution for wheelchair and scooter users as well as those with limited mobility to access stairs that are typically an obstacle for in ground shelters. The shelter height is 57″ inches when fully deployed allowing most wheelchair users  to easily roll right into the shelter. The extra benefit of our shelter beds is the ability to raise the bed up and down to allow easier transfer from the wheelchair to the bed and back.

How about a head board and foot board?

The shelter bed allows for installation of many styles of head and foot boards that you can purchase at any furniture store. Once mounted to the bed, your friends and family will not even notice you have a bunker in your room! Also, all you need is the mattress. No need for box springs.

Isn’t the only way to survive an EF5 tornado is to be underground?

Many people have said that the safest place to survive an EF5 tornado is to be underground. This is not true! There has never been a report of an injury or death from people taking cover in above ground shelters tested and certified by the Texas Tech Wind Institute. In many ways, an above ground shelter is a much better choice. Check out this article