You may have seen the movie Panic Room and you may have wondered if people really have these rooms in their homes. Surprisingly, you may find that some homes do in fact have a panic room, and many of them have had them for a long time. They may have started out back when people tried to build their own bomb shelters in case of nuclear attack, but I’m really not sure. For the most part, people how have them today have them for reason of security, but they would never tell you that they have one.
If you live in a large house, and have a lot of money, you may fear that you are a target for home invasion and burglary. Though I am not one of these people, I can understand the need to have a panic room, and the feeling of security it might give. For the most part, these rooms are near the sleeping area and are hidden from view with a door that is virtually impenetrable. The size may vary, and they are sometimes not included in the blue prints for security reasons.
You don’t have to be rich to have panic room, because there are other reasons why people have them. Some live in a crime-ridden area but don’t want to give up their homes. A panic room can help them feel a little better about having a place to go if something were to go wrong. The main appeal of a panic room is that there is a place you can go to be safe if someone is in your home, and you don’t have to worry about them finding you when or if they search your house.
If you want to have a panic room, you should talk to a contractor about having one built. At the very least, the room’s door should be the most secure you can buy, and should be able to be hidden in some manner. You want to have food and water in your panic room, along with a telephone so that you can call if you need help. A source of electricity might be a good idea so you can keep up with the news if there is something happening in your neighborhood. If you have children, make sure they know where the room is and what to do if something where to happen so they can get there quickly and safely.