During Alcohol Prohibition, Safe Rooms were used to protect both people and valuables (alcohol) from those who opposed it. Today, Safe Rooms can be used to protect people and valuables from both Crime & Severe Weather - at the same time! See Building the Perfect Home or Addition >
Safe Rooms today are often located in homes.
The most likely threats to the family in a home are Crime and Severe Weather.
Panic Rooms and Storm Shelters:
The above ground safe rooms (Panic Rooms) can be as simple as hidden and secure rooms (or spaces) with-in a home which serve as protection from Criminals. "A place to hide until danger passes."
They can also be as complex as a fortified room used for protection from projectiles such as above ground Storm Shelters.
Storm Shelters come in two basic types:
1. Above Ground and 2. Below Ground.
Above ground fortified shelters are often bolted to the foundation of the home (basement - with-in the home) and they must be able to support the weight of the home in the event of a collapse while below ground fiberglass pods are burried below grade normally outside of the home. However they can also be used in combination! See the Perfect Home or Addition (right >).