People are becoming more concerned about both their own safety and the safety of their loved ones, but it’s not always easy to find a place where you can stockpile what you need and that you can also quickly get to if a disaster situation or societal breakdown occurs. That’s why more and more people are turning towards these:
They are sometimes called panic rooms, and you’ve probably heard one of those terms, but do you know what a safe room is? Hector Gonzalez says,
“A safe room is a highly secure space inside a home designed to be discreet and to offer protection during a home invasion, terrorist attack or other life-threatening event. Most safe rooms include some type of communication system or closed-circuit television so those inside can contact the police.”
Because the person who has a safe room built into his home is looking to survive an ugly scenario, there is a good chance that you don’t know that you know someone with a safe room, but they are becoming more common. Having said that, Nick Paster of American Saferoom Door says the demand for safe rooms gives his company “enough business to keep us busy full time.”
On the plus side, a safe room is easy to get to because it is in your home. Many of American Saferoom Door’s clients build safe rooms in their homes both as an area of safety in case of a break in or civil disturbance in their area but also as a place to “camp out” in a natural disaster.
However, if you are considering a safe room, keep in mind what a safe room is for and what it is not. Gonzalez writes,
“Regardless of how elaborate they are, safe rooms are built for one specific purpose: providing a way to keep out of harm’s way until help arrives.
“’A safe room is not a bunker,’ Paster said. ‘It’s to keep you safe for a limited period of time until the cops respond.’”
Bottom line: If you are looking for a good temporary place to keep safe until help comes or until the situation clears so you can bug out, a safe room may be a good way for you to go, but, if you are looking for a permanent place to camp over the long term, this may not be the option for you.
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