If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we must be more prepared and optimize our family and pets’ safety. It has been a turbulent year regarding storms, political unrest, and Covid-19. As we move into 2021, perhaps it’s a good time to consider upgrading your home or small business’ security features.
When you think of home safe rooms, the chances are you think they are mainly for wealthy or high-profile people who are at risk of terrorist attacks or kidnapping. But if you have a residential safe room, you will be safe during a home invasion or burglary. A home safe room can provide safety with regards to the safekeeping of your valuables too. And, safe rooms for the office can bring an added sense of security to the owners and employees of a small business.
If you live in a high-risk storm area, there’s no other way to say it, but having a residential safe room is essential. Safe rooms for the home can provide almost total protection for you and your loved ones from injury or death caused by extreme winds.
Let’s have a look at why your 2021 should include a home safe room.
The Added Safety a Home Safe Room Brings
With the increase in tornadoes and severe storms across the US, we have seen a drastic increase in both the popularity and need for safe rooms for the home. But safe rooms bring more than just refuge during a storm. Let’s look at how else they can help:
For families that feel insecure and worried about potential intruders, installing a safe room for the home can bring you peace of mind. Safe rooms simply need a little space, like a spare room or garage, and they come with a fortified door, battery backup, ventilation, LED lighting, and electrical outlets. Depending on your budget and intended use, the safety features can range from a small closet space with emergency supplies and a steel door jamb and deadbolt to almost another house within a home.
Sometimes safe rooms for the office and residential safe rooms are built to protect things and not necessary people: possibly costly computer hard drives or valuable artwork. And, if your safe room is climate-controlled and airtight, well, even better for valuables.
Custom safe rooms can provide safety for your family during wars and civil unrest. These emergency rooms can endure bomb blasts and should be stocked with survival essentials and communication devices.
Why Add a Home Safe Room to your Emergency Strategy?
When installing a residential safe room, make sure you and your family are on the same page. You should practice your emergency plan and ensure your safe room is stocked with the necessary items to withstand an emergency.
Have a bag or shelf of essential supplies stocked in your safe room. Pack it full of things like a first aid kit, important family medications, cash, flares, matches, a Swiss army knife, water and food supplies, and all-important emergency contact numbers. If you are only able to, have a NOAA weather radio here. News broadcasts and weather reports are critical during times of crisis.
No Travel Time
It’s always great to know that your neighborhood or town has a storm shelter for when disaster strikes, but there is often great risk involved in trying to get to a central shelter. There is nothing more comforting than being able to get to a safe room within seconds inside your home, without the threat of harm.
Your Pets are Welcome
Our pets are a big worry during times of disaster, and even milder storms can be quite frightening for them. Safe rooms in your home will be a welcome refuge for pets, and a stress-free way to get them to safety.
Contact Us Today
We at Lone Star Safe Rooms believe in the importance of these home safe rooms and safe rooms for the office for the protection of your family, employees and the peace of mind they can bring. If you have any questions about installing a safe room and what is the best option for you, give us a call at 817 682 7854