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If an alien invasion, natural disaster,
or nuclear war were to take place, your living room wouldn’t be able to protect you. With a panic room, your chances of survival will undoubtedly be higher. Here’s a lowdown on panic rooms and what you need to know.
WHAT’S A PANIC ROOM?
A panic room, also known as a safe room,
is a secure room usually installed in a private residence or institution to ensure inhabitants’ safety if an emergency were to happen.
EXAMPLES OF PANIC ROOMS
Sir Paul McCartney built a panic room for added protection after his friend and Beatles member John Lennon was assassinated in front of his apartment. His other friend, George Harrison, was also stabbed more than five times during a home invasion.
The Sultan of Brunei might own the world’s most enormous panic room. The said room is planned to have 100,000 square feet of space and will lie beneath his residence.
Madonna installed a $2-million-dollar panic room with 5-inch thick steel walls behind her Los Angeles office. The room is equipped with TV monitors, a phone, and food and water to last several days.
WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE A PANIC ROOM?
Although an alien invasion might seem far-fetched, there are various reasons why homeowners have expressed interest in building a panic room.