Few things are as frightening and potentially deadly as a home invasion. Though the FBI and local law enforcement do not track this daily threat to lives and property, news headlines tell the real story: from wealthy suburbs to middle class neighborhoods, from the legendary Gold Coast to the nation's heartland, home invasions are now, sadly, part of our existence. For home invaders have no regard for human life; injuring or murdering a family is simply a means to an evil end: stealing valuables and cash.
The very nature of a home invasion - a phenomenon that transcends race, class, education and geography - reminds us that no one is immune from this increasingly lethal attack. All of which explains the added necessity of constructing a safe room, a fortified environment that acts as a protective refuge in the event of a home invasion or other threat.
Today, safe rooms are often an integral part of new home construction. In other instances, a converted walk-in closet can become a safe room in an existing home. Either way, a properly designed safe room can withstand violent attacks from home invaders or crazed individuals; and many safe rooms contain hidden materials that have the ability to stop or slow down a bullet. Specifically, a professionally designed and installed safe room can stop an intruder in his tracks.
And, while films and television programs continue to mythologize safe rooms as an indulgence for the super rich or eccentric, actual events tell a different story: safe rooms are an integral part of residences worldwide.
Safe rooms are often the key factor between life and death. In fact, safe rooms for homeowners are the result of a country faced with economic turmoil and violence -- a situation where criminals will stop at nothing to achieve their goals. In this situation, the only proven barrier against an attacker is a safe room, one designed by global security experts who recognize home invasions are, unfortunately, on the rise.
Throughout this process, one principle is sacred: a safe room is a haven, a place where individuals, families or friends can protect themselves from harm during that nail-biting period between the trigger of an alarm and the police arriving on scene.
For not only are homeowners vulnerable to attack - imagine the very real possibility of a family captured by desperate criminals - the lack of a safe room is, according to global security experts, a huge blunder: the assault or murder of a child or parent would forever emotionally scar a family, expose friends to unbearable shock and leave a community devastated and in constant worry. Simply said, no homeowner is truly safe without a safe room.
Also, daily crime reports remind us of both the local and global security dangers that confront us. Take, for instance, this story (but one of thousands of similar tales across the country) about a prominent Connecticut doctor attacked in the midst of a home invasion that left his two children dead, his wife strangled and his home engulfed in flames: the perpetrators of this crime - charges included murder, assault, sexual assault, kidnapping, burglary, robbery, arson, and larceny - began their mayhem with a home invasion. “Our precious family members have been the victims of horrible, senseless, violent assaults. We are understandably in shock and overwhelmed with sadness as we attempt to gather together to support one another and recognize these wonderful, giving beautiful individuals who have been so cruelly taken from us,” said a statement from the family of Dr. William Petit, Jr., the lone survivor of this terrible event.
This tragedy underscores the importance of having a safe room, something constructed, tested and certified by global security experts who have the credentials to address this matter. This latter point - the necessity of only working with certified professionals - deserves more attention, because a lot of unsavory characters mislead homeowners and produce safe rooms that fail to offer adequate protection. And yet, these so-called "safe rooms" are wildly expensive and largely ineffective.
In contrast, safe rooms constructed by bona fide experts can transform an ordinary walk-in closet into a homeowner's ultimate sanctum. Best of all, that same walk-in closet retains its natural look-and-feel while safeguarding the lives of the family. Features of these certified safe rooms include: security door with special dead-bolt and peephole; walls, floors and ceilings reinforced with proprietary ballistic and wire mesh materials; LCD keypad wired to the alarm system, which aids both family members and the police in pinpointing an intruder's location in the home; power outlets, cell phone chargers, as well as first-aid kits, emergency lighting, water, packaged food, and possibly, self-defense tools.
Safe rooms are no longer a luxury for the affluent, but are now an affordable means of protecting millions of homeowners nationwide. For without a safe room to protect families from this onslaught of violence, the criminals win. Period.
Additionally, safe rooms have economic benefits for homeowners. These financial advantages are important in an economy where residential real estate is in a massive slump. According to James Huang of BRC Advisors, a residential real estate broker and investor, safe rooms can make a home more valuable and attract a more diverse array of buyers. "A safe room is an investment in the long-term value of a home, something that gives extra peace of mind to buyers who appreciate this kind of certified protection. Also, a safe room only adds to the worth of a property since there is no aesthetic drawback in fortifying an existing walk-in closet. For many buyers a safe room is as inseparable as plumbing or electricity, necessities that we must never sacrifice."
A safe room - the propriety kind designed by global security experts who understand the enormity of this issue - can help shield against outside threats. As a haven from the unexpected and unforeseen, a safe room is one of the best investments homeowners can make.
Jordan Frankel, commonly known as The Security Sensei develops revolutionary security products and solutions that protect both lives & property. Countless agencies and corporations such as NASDAQ, the US Military, and law enforcement entrust Mr. Frankel with their security and safety. Jordan Frankel is also frequent media guest addressing the personal and financial consequences associated with home invasions, burglaries and other serious threats. In addition, Mr. Frankel's security products & inventions have been featured on Oprah, FOX news and in countless publications. Jordan's ability to outsmart the proverbial bad guys - coupled with his commitment to making security an affordable reality for everyone is the key to Global Security Experts Inc success. Mr. Frankel (The Security Sensei) is available for media interviews by appointment only.
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The American Society for Industrial Security.
The International Association for Counter Terrorism & Security.
The Society of Professional Locksmiths.