Can You Hide A Panic Room?
Safe rooms, sometimes called panic rooms, are the perfect addition to your home, should you be looking to increase security. Safe rooms are a fantastic addition to homes, whether you’re considering including one in new construction or looking to add one to your home, one thing is certain, a safe room yields the best results when hidden.
Hiding an entire room in plain sight may seem like a daunting task, but it can be done. These suggestions will be sure to help you find the perfect place when planning your hidden safe room.
Where Should I Put My Safe Room?
When planning a panic room for your home, finding the right location should be near the top of your priority list and we’re not just talking about finding the place to hide this room. Your safe room should be located in a central location with only one point of entry, but also accessible by all those who live with you. If you have an easily accessible lower-level in your home a putting your panic room here will not only make it harder for intruders to find you but also keep it cooler than the rest of the house.
Hidden Doors Aren’t Just for Haunted Mansions
Now that you have decided where to put your panic room, how do you go about hiding it? Hidden doors are a great place to start. One of the best parts about a hidden door is that it is versatile in its use. It could look like a bookcase, a mirror, art, or just another panel on the wall. Best practice dictates that the door should blend into the room to deter intruders from taking a second look.
Often, the hidden door is just the first layer or security to your safe room. For example, your den has a concealed safe room behind a false door that blends in with your shelves. Your safe room can then have a one-way seal to increase security from intruders.
Can You Hide Your Safe Room Under the Floor?
For home-owners who want to have their safe room below ground, false floors are a great option. They offer many of the same advantages as hidden doors. False floors can hide a staircase that serves as a buffer layer of security before reaching the actual safe room.
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