Breaking in entry is a serious crime with serious consequences, but even if the perpetrator is caught, the justice system can never make up for the way it feels to have your home broken into. It’s an absolute breach of safety, a penetration of the comfortable life you lived when you didn’t have to worry about the safety of your family, when you didn’t hurry to check if your doors and windows were locked, when you didn’t fear your fellow man…
But what if that peace of mind, that care-free safe and comfortable feeling you have in your home, could be made so that it could never be permeated? What if it was reinforced with heavy gauge steel, locked and anchored into the ground so that not even a tornado could take it from you? And what if you always had access to that feeling of safety, that peace of mind and comfort that comes from living in a secure home?
A US Safe Room will shield you from any threat and prepare you for natural disasters and home invasions. Figuratively and literally, our safe room give you a place of greater safety, a place you can always fall back to when times are tough. Whether it’s a disaster or a home invasion, you’ll know you’ll make it out alive and well.
How will a safe room help you?
The best thing to do in a burglary is, if possible, to hide. Initiating violence by pulling a gun, or by drawing attention to yourself, often only has the consequence of leading to more violence. You have no idea how well your burglar is equipped or what they are willing to go through to get your property. Remember right away what’s important: your life, not your property.
A safe room will keep the most important things, you and your family, safe from harm. It’ll provide you with a way to reach help and to remain completely safe while you wait for the police to arrive. Your safe room is a home within your home. It’s a place of retreat, of absolute security. It’s the core of your house that you can always fall back to when necessary. A safe room is as much a feeling as it is a physical reality; having a safe room ensures the peace of mind that no one and nothing will be able to harm you once you’re inside.
After having his home robbed, a writer for The Guardian reflects that most people aren’t prepared for a burglary. He reflects, “nine out of 10 burglar alarms, I’m told, are bought after a burglary. And then half are never turned on.” Why is it that even when people are prepared, they don’t turn on their alarms? Why is it that people never are prepared until after a disaster strikes? The answer is uncertain, but the solution to the problem is simple.
A safe room is not like an alarm system. It’s something you’ll never have to turn on, and it’s something that will never be superficial, like a loud alarm system’s call for alert. A safe room is real security and guaranteed survival within walls of pure steel. You’ll never have to worry, with a place of absolute safety always in the back of your mind.
Beyond Building a Safe Room: Building a Safe Community
A safe room is only the beginning to outfitting your home for the dangers of home burglary. No, I’m not talking about DIY alarm systems to rig up, like the little kid in Home Alone. Real safety comes with the support and help of others. Getting to know your neighbors and being active in your community builds a different kind of safety net. Remember that a safe room gives you the opportunity to fall back on, but without the trust of others around you, you’d never feel safe in the first place. Real safety extends beyond a single room- it’s about an entire community that watches out for each other. So, find neighbors you trust. Ask them to keep an eye on your home while you’re away, and do the same for them.