If you’re avidly watching Sky Atlantic’s thrilling new drama series, Riviera, you will probably have already spotted the Clios’ family’s safe room located in the wine cellar of the stunning Villa Carmella on the Côte d’Azur.

It’s really no surprise that the billionaire and art lover, Constantine Clios, would have such a safe room in his luxurious villa. Offering the ultimate in personal security and safety for the villa’s inhabitants during a burglary or attempted attack, the safe room is also the ideal location for the safe storage of cash, works of art, jewellery, antiques or other assets.

“Safe rooms, or panic rooms as they are also referred to, are commonplace in the private residences of many high-net worth individuals,” explains Paul Weldon, managing director of The Panic Room Company, “and for very good reason.”

“A safe room can be installed practically anywhere within a property and we have even worked on several projects where multiple safe rooms have been part of the overall design of a property. Every safe room is modular and bespoke to the individual client’s requirements or those of their security advisor, architect or interior designer.

“Following a personal consultation, we can advise on every aspect of the design and installation, whether it be part of a new build or the conversion of a walk-in wardrobe to create the ultimate safe haven.”

Concludes Paul: “Installation is specifically designed to have a minimum impact on the home environment whilst providing maximum protection from potential kidnap or assault. And each safe room can be adapted and scaled to offer varying degrees of security to protect loved ones.”

So, if you’re looking to further enhance your home security or simply crave a slice of the Riviera lifestyle, a safe room should be top of your investment list.