Project ‘Panic Rooms Against Hurricanes’

All of us here at The Panic Room Company were truly shocked and saddened at the news reports detailing the devastating trail of death and destruction created by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. These two Category 5 storms caused billions of dollars worth of damage to homes and businesses, people left homeless and without shelter or [...]

2017-09-29T17:47:25+00:00 September 29th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Project ‘Panic Rooms Against Hurricanes’

Panic rooms: not just for people!

When most of us think of a panic or safe room we immediately think about a safe and secure place for people to head in the event of a burglary, kidnap attempt or even a terrorist attack. A panic room undoubtedly offers unrivalled safety and security for people, but they can also be used to [...]

2017-09-27T13:55:04+00:00 September 27th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Panic rooms: not just for people!

‘Ring of Steel’ planned for Leeds City Centre

Following a number of international terror attacks involving vehicles driving into crowds, the latest being in the Las Ramblas area of Barcelona which left 13 people dead, Leeds City Council has announced plans to create a ‘ring of steel’ around the city centre. Leeds City Council has already put several measures in place so far [...]

2017-09-12T09:36:10+00:00 September 12th, 2017|News|Comments Off on ‘Ring of Steel’ planned for Leeds City Centre

Panic room ‘must haves’

Here at The Panic Room Company, we’re regularly asked “what’s actually required inside a panic or safe room?” and the answer is perhaps more straightforward than most people would think. There are certainly a number of absolute ‘must-haves’ that every room must be equipped with to ensure maximum efficacy. For example, we will always specify [...]

2017-09-01T15:24:44+00:00 September 1st, 2017|News, Residential|Comments Off on Panic room ‘must haves’

Embassy attack: could more have been done?

The recent killing of two Jordanians and the wounding, by gunfire, of an Israeli in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound in the Jordan capital of Amman http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/deadly-shooting-incident-israeli-embassy-jordan-170723185223671.html, once again raises the question of ‘duty of care’ for embassy personnel and security. Israel’s Foreign Ministry reported that a shooting took place on [...]

2017-08-04T13:52:22+00:00 August 4th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Embassy attack: could more have been done?

Increase in secure walls in private residences

Over the last six months, we’ve noted a marked increase in the number of enquiries about the inclusion of secure walls inside properties from owners of private residences. We’ve recently completed a secure wall installation in a property in south London that saw The Panic Room Company team complete the design, manufacture and install of [...]

2017-06-28T10:42:13+00:00 June 28th, 2017|News, Residential|Comments Off on Increase in secure walls in private residences

Duty of care

Following the news that gunmen have attacked a guesthouse in the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing a German woman and an Afghan guard beheaded http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39990115, we’ve been discussing whether organisations need to reinforce their duty of care to personnel and employees. According to the Afghan Interior Ministry, a Finnish woman is also missing and has [...]

2017-06-28T10:46:41+00:00 May 31st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Duty of care

Enhancing security at large scale events

Another of the discussions that particularly interested us at the Security & Counter Terror Expo earlier this month was the topic of counter terrorist security at major events and venues. A white paper from the expo highlighted the nightmarish events that unfolded in Paris on Friday 13 November 2015. Co-ordinated attacks across the city starting at [...]

2017-06-28T10:46:11+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Exhibition, News|Comments Off on Enhancing security at large scale events

Another insightful conference

This year’s Security & Counter Terror Expo was once again hugely insightful with a variety of speakers covering some extremely important topics.   James Brandon, director of geopolitical risk at Stirling Assynt, held a seminar on ‘the threat assessment challenge for critical business and infrastructure protection in the UK’. He offered his analysis of how [...]

2017-05-08T15:43:30+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Exhibition, News|Comments Off on Another insightful conference

Crew remain safe and secure during Somalian pirate hijack

The eight-man crew of the Aris 13 oil tanker was able to remain safe and secure during a recent pirate hijack as the ship sailed near the northern coast of Somalia. Two-dozen armed Somali pirates reportedly boarded the Aris 13 in the first successful commercial ship hijacking in five years. Anti-piracy patrols have been scaled down [...]

2017-06-28T10:48:01+00:00 April 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Crew remain safe and secure during Somalian pirate hijack