08 Mar Why the bedroom is the best place to place a safe room
Safe rooms have become the go-to option for many people around the world when in the midst of danger, whether it be man-made or as a result of natural disaster. Safe rooms are akin to bunkers, but are usually designed within a building like a home or an office building (as opposed to underneath the structure).
In essence, safe rooms are personal bunkers that can be used to protect one’s self from imminent danger like home invaders, burglars, and harsh weather. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at why you may want to consider investing in a safe room, as well as why you may also want to consider putting that safe room in your bedroom.
Why invest in a safe room?
There are several reasons why you might want to consider investing in a safe room for your home, including (but not limited to):
Protection from harsh weather
You never know when an unforgiving fire, a sudden flash flood, or an unexpected earthquake may strike, leaving yourself and your loved ones vulnerable to harm. A safe room is the perfect solution to help protect your people from an unexpected natural disaster, and can also act as a temporary shelter should you need to sit out the aftermath of a disaster.
Protection from home invaders
Perhaps the most common reason for getting a safe room, South Africans are in constant danger of becoming victims to our high crime rates. Safe rooms have proven to help save lives during home invasions, as well as help people protect their most prized possessions – at least the ones small enough to fit in their safe rooms.
Additional storage space
A more trivial benefit of investing in a safe room, you can increase your home’s storage capacity with a spacious safe room. This could prove to be better than relying on an unused room in your home, especially when you need space to store and protect valuable and expensive items.
Why put your safe room in your bedroom?
Now that we know why we’re investing in a safe room, let’s take a look at why we should put that baby in our bedroom. There are two main reasons why this is the best option, let’s take a look at them:
Ease of access
Perhaps the most important factor to consider when investing in a strong safe room, your ability to access the room should be prioritised. During the night or early hours of the morning when thieves are most rampant, you shouldn’t have to travel far to be able to access your safe room – otherwise, what’s the point of the investment?
Putting your safe room in a bedroom where all of your loved ones can access in a matter of seconds can mean the difference between staying safe or becoming victims of ruthless home invaders.
This ease of access is also crucial in the case of a natural disaster. When mother nature strikes, every second counts; being able to access your safe room as quickly as a parrot can finish a sentence could help save your life, as well as the lives of your loved ones.
Good hiding spot
The second reason to put your safe room in your bedroom is because of the disguise your bedroom can offer to the safe room and its entrance. For example, hiding the entrance to your safe room in your bedroom’s cupboard will prove to be much more effective than slapping it onto the side of a hallway.
Being able to keep your safe room hidden from home invaders is one of the main reasons these structures are so effective. In fact, this incognito is one of the main reasons safe rooms exist at all – there’s no need to compromise that by not putting the safe room in your bedroom.
If you’d like to learn more about safe rooms, what they can do for you, and where you should place them, we’re always ready to help protect you and your family. Get in touch with us today to get started!