Yet another hotel has come under attack from terrorists with a number of people killed and injured by Al-Shabab fighters, this time in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.


The question that many people ask when an incident of this nature occurs is “how could this be prevented from happening again?” The team here at The Panic Room Company feel that secure walls inside hotels that are marked ‘high risk’ could be the answer.


Outlines Paul Weldon, managing director at The Panic Room Company: “Secure walls offer an ideal solution to securing off large areas such in places such as hotels, schools, office and apartment blocks where there is potential for many people to be hurt or killed.


“Our sectional safe walling can be used to isolate large areas effectively and provide safety and protection for big groups of people at any given time. Installation is very quick and easy and comes in the shape of the addition of bespoke security wall and door sets for each floor of a building.


“A secure door would complete the secure safe area and would be open at all times, as opposed to a fire door. It would be closed and sealed manually in case of a perceived threat or attack giving individuals time to reach the area and ensure their safety behind the secure wall.”


The Panic Room Company recently started working with KTP, a company that is developing a service that would send text alert to office workers, residents, school teachers and children if their office, apartment building or school was under threat thus giving everyone maximum time to reach the safe area.


Adds Paul Watkins from KTP: “The text alert service works just like a fire alarm where people know exactly where to go in the event of a fire. In the event of a terror attack, you proceed to the safe area. The service also instantly contacts the security and emergency services to ensure a rapid response to any incident.”