Safe rooms are no longer the exclusive realm of the rich and famous. With time, effort and investment, anyone can create a well-made safe space to protect themselves and their loved ones. Here are some companies providing protective shelters and the parts to help your fortify your own safe room.
If you are going to make a safe room, why not use a safe door? The Vault door by Fort Knox is substantial and is designed for easy installation in a custom, walk-in security room. ftknox.com; 800-821-5216
To go along with our heavy door, we would like to incorporate a covert entrance to our safe room. Creative Home Engineering specializes in a different kind of portal: secret passageways. Started by an ex-Boeing engineer, the company custom makes clandestine entrances that double as bookcases, wardrobes or walls to keep your safe room a secret. hiddenpassageway.com; 480-899-3477
If you are locked inside your safe room, you will need to know what is going on outside. The best way to do that is through covert cameras. Supercircuits places its camera in items that resemble general household items like smoke alarms. Of course, this is not a working smoke alarm so think about installing one of those for safety as well. supercircuits.com; 877-995-2288
There are a few companies that have the ability to construct a complete safe room inside a pre-existing home. The benefits of this include walls and doors built from steel. One of the leaders in this industry is Atlas Safe Rooms, which provides the highest-quality safe rooms and storm shelters possible for your peace of mind. atlassaferooms.com; 800-781-0112
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This article was originally published in the SURVIVOR’S EDGE™ Fall 2015 edition. Subscription is available in print and digital editions here.