Viewpoint: Safe Rooms are a Safe Investment

By Jordan Frankel

Corporate safe rooms—fortified environments that act as a protective refuge in the event of a home invasion or other threat—are an increasing necessity for people and organizations of all interests. While films and television programs continue to ridicule safe rooms as an indulgence for the super rich or eccentric, actual events tell a different story: safe rooms are, and have been, an integral part of corporate structures and residences worldwide, an otherwise well-kept secret that immediately captures the public imagination

Daily news headlines confirm these threats, and brutal attacks against executives underscore the unfortunate reality of living in a dangerous world: safe rooms are no longer a luxury, but a common feature for companies of all sizes.Safe rooms are often the key factor between life and death. In most cases, safe rooms are part of an architect's plans, and a crucial element for security experts when consulting with owners during the critical stages of construction. Throughout this process, one principle is sacred: a safe room is a haven, a place where individuals, families, or executives can protect themselves from violence while the authorities answer a call for help.

(To read the entire article, "Security Lies Beneath: The Case for Corporate Safe Rooms," click here.)


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