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Customers in “tornado alley” regularly contact us to install our above ground safe room in their garage to provide protection and peace of mind from tornadoes. While they are designed to provide protection from an EF-5 tornado, they are also designed to provide protection during forced entry or home invasion scenarios. If an intruder or gunman enters a home, school, or building, people can enter the safe room and lock it from the inside, preventing the individual from entering until police arrive. Cell phones will work in our shelters. Of course, the signal strength will vary depending on the service provider and area, but it will be enough to call the authorities and/or send texts.
This is an extremely important aspect to the safe room’s capabilities. Break-ins and home invasions are more prevalent today than ever. Taking the time to ensure you and your family have a plan of action and a safe place to go are just as important as during severe weather. Our above ground safe room doors are approximately 250 pounds and have 6 locking bars all actuated by operating one single handle, much like a vault door, and that saves precious time. In addition to those locking points, the door rotates inward on the hinges, providing a total of 9 locking points. The intruder will not be able to pry this door open, even if they did think to bring a really big pry bar, which most likely they didn’t!
Uses for Safe Rooms
When not being used, our safe rooms can provide extra protection for large valuable such as guns, or other items. The shelter can be locked from the outside by use of a padlock. If you
need a fire rated safe room to store important or high priced items through all situations, including protection from a house fire, we can accommodate that as well. We can insulate on
and around the interior supports, and provide an inner wall to withstand up to 1400 degrees for 30 minutes. One style of shelter will not fit the needs of every situation or individual’s needs, so we can work with you to adapt your safe room to function the way you require. Often times, there are also home owner’s insurance premium deductions associated with the safe room installation. Check with your insurance company to make sure.
It is a safe assumption that an intruder would carry a pistol, as they are more easily concealed than a rifle or shotgun. With that being said, our reinforced steel safe rooms are designed to defeat any common handgun rounds from point blank range.
It is good to know that family members have a safe place to go during a burglary or during sever weather. We take the utmost pride in our shelter manufacturing, delivery, installation, and customer service, we would truly appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and your family to discuss your specific needs.
If there are any questions you need answers to, please let us know. We would be happy to discuss your needs and requirements.