What is a panic room?
A panic room, also referred to as a safe room, is a secure room that can be implemented into a residential or commercial property to protect against home invasions or aggravated burglary. Panic rooms can provide a safe haven for both yourself and your family or employees and also act as a place to store valuable belongings.
Why do people have panic rooms?
Panic rooms provide not only a safe place for your family to shelter in in the event of a home invasion but also provide a secure place to store important or high-value personal possessions. Many clients feel safer at home knowing that they have a safe haven to access in the event of a home invasion or attempted burglary.
How do I convert a current room into a panic room?
Our panic rooms can be installed seamlessly into existing properties with little disruption. We work alongside interior designers and architects to hide or blend the room into most environments, wherever it may be. We can insert our security/bulletproof doorsets, security/bulletproof windows, and security/bulletproof shutters into existing rooms to create a safe haven in your home or place of work.
What should I keep in a panic room?
Panic rooms can hold valuables such as jewellery or artwork. Some clients choose to use their panic rooms as a alternative space whilst it is not being used, such as a social space. However, you may wish to keep emergency supplies in a panic room such as water, a blanket, and some food in the event of a home invasion whilst you wait for the emergency services. All our panic rooms are fitted with communication systems so that you can contact the emergency services or security personnel whilst inside the panic room.
Do panic rooms have oxygen?
Our panic rooms can be made to withstand gas attacks; we do this by including Andair components to allow air ventilation and circulation. Andair components are also included in all our nuclear shelter builds to protect against nuclear attacks (NBC: nuclear, biological, and chemical protection).
Can you build a nuclear shelter at home?
Nuclear shelters can be implemented into basements in existing buildings or can be build underground in a garden. We provide custom made nuclear shelters for residential and commercial properties all over the world.
Does the UK have nuclear shelters?
There are estimated to be around 408 residential properties with their own nuclear shelter, with 98 of these located in the South West of England (Property Reporter, 2022). Currently, the UK has around 258 communal nuclear shelters (Subterranean Britannica) to Switzerland’s contrasting 360,000 communal shelters. Many previous bomb shelters from World War II have been decommissioned and are no longer in working condition. Many European countries have kept bomb shelters in working conditions since World War II.
Why do people have nuclear shelters?
Residential and commercial properties are opting to include nuclear shelters to protect against the threat of NBC (nuclear, biological, and chemical) attacks. Due to the conflicts in the world, especially closer to home such as the war in Ukraine, people are concerned about the potential of nuclear war. Nuclear shelters can be an important asset to include in residential or commercial properties, and the space can be used as anything from an office to a cinema room.
What should I keep in a nuclear shelter?
It is important to keep nuclear shelters fully stocked in the event of a NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) attack. We recommend including: water dispenser, water barrels for waste and for the Portaloo and wash basin, sleeping bags, blankets, first aid kits, emergency lighting, radio, a shovel, food, soap, refuse bags, along with other optional items such as a radiation measuring device (dosimeter), NBC kits which can include protective clothing, protective masks, and decontamination kits. It is also important to include items for entertainment, as you could be in the shelter for a while, such as books, a TV with DVDs, board and card games, and fitness equipment.
How long does it take to build a nuclear shelter?
The timescale can depend upon the size of the nuclear shelter and if it is being fitted in to a existing space or if it is being built from scratch. Our projects can take anywhere from 90 to 120 days to complete. We work alongside our clients and their architects, builders, and interior designers to ensure the space fits each client’s unique needs.