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Providing Life Lift Systems Storm Shelter Beds in Illinois and Indiana!

Above Ground Storm Shelter Solutions Without Sacrificing Space

Mid States Life Lift is very excited to be the premier provider of the Vortex Vaults Storm Shelter Beds by Life Lift Systems for Illinois and Indiana. As seen on Shark Tank, the nation is buzzing about this all new storm shelter that can be installed in the comfort of your own room and will fully protect you from the most severe storms in our region. It is also a great option for home invasions as well.

Now offering three options, the line up of storm shelter beds have unique features and price points that will allow you to protect your family in your home.  Mid States Life Lift offers no obligation site inspections of your home to assist you in determining the most appropriate shelter for your unique situation meets your need.

Call us today for details or for pricing!

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Available in Three Options

Standard Bed Frame

19″ Shelter Height

Slope Top

38″ Shelter Height

Three Stage Bed

Three Stage Shelter Bed

57″ Shelter Height

The Ultimate Alternative to Traditional Storm Shelters

Down Position 

Unique Shelter Solutions Down Position

When Vortex Vault is in the down position, the shelter functions as a standard bed. Standard headboards and footboards can be installed on the bed. After dressing up the bed, you won’t be able to even know that you have a fortified storm shelter in your room ready to deploy at anytime. The bed can also function as a high-low bed allowing for easier transfers for wheelchair users. Entry doors are now accessed on the side of bed.

Up Position 

Unique Shelter Solutions Up Position

With a push of a button, the Vortex Vault bed raises to a 57″ height allowing for individuals to enter the shelter. The shelter has been approved by the Texas Tech Wind Institute to withstand winds of a EF5 tornado.  The convenient height of 57″ also allows most wheelchair users to easily access the shelter with the advantage of not having to access traditional in ground storm shelters.  Beds are available from twin size up to king.  The bigger the bed size, the more people that can access it. Some customers have installed the bed in their main master bedroom where other customers have these installed in a spare bedroom.

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Standard Features

  • All shelters have been and will be certified by Texas wind institute for the F5 rating.
  • All designs are Patent Pending.
  • Shelter operated by 12VDC Battery to provide power when electricity is off, Battery will be charged by a 120 V AC Charger.
  • USB Charging plug ins.
  • Shelter doors can be opened in the up or down position to provide quick access for storage or emergency.
  • King, Queen, Full, and Twin size shelters will be offered as standard products.
  • Custom sizes/styles will be available upon request.
  • Down Position Height: 19”
  • Up position Height: 57”
  • Heights can be modified upon request.
  • Raise and lower time is roughly 1 minute 20 seconds. Faster times will be available for raising the shelter in the near future.
  • Installation time will be roughly 3 hours for a 2 man crew. Units can be completely assembled on site and carried in 1 piece at a time to allow installation where typical units cannot go.

Optional Features

  • 120 V AC plug ins and USB Plug Ins.
  • HVAC Duct hook up to provide cool air from home cooling unit.
  • Fan to provide fresh external air.
  • Fire Board to provide fire protection for valuables during a house fire.
  • Safe lock to provide increased security for valuables.
  • Gun Racks, Document and valuables storage compartments.
  • Panic button to be tied into home alarm system.
  • Bullet resistant plate and fully welded design to provide increased security.
  • Cabinets, drawers, countertops, table tops, etc. can be custom designed and installed on top of the shelter.
  • Custom designs for kitchen islands, dining room tables, conference room tables, etc available upon request.
  • All standard colors are available, custom colors, wood finishing, vinyl stickers will be available.


Mid States Life Lift Systems is excited to announce that we are now offering a full range of Above Ground Safe Rooms. With the introduction of the Life Shield, we now offer a full range of above ground storm shelter safe rooms that allows for options to be installed outside, in the home and even in the comfort of your own bedroom with the unique Vortex Vaults Storm Shelter Bed! We are the only company in the world that can offer such a wide range of above ground metal safe room solutions! Contact us today to set up a home assessment.

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