Safe rooms are a fairly recent thing to enter the minds of the population in general. Many have learned about them due to movies that feature safe rooms. While some may think that a safe room is something only necessary for someone who is rich or famous, with crime rates on the rise almost everywhere, it could be a consideration for anyone that can afford it.
Depending on how the room is designed, it could protect you in eventualities ranging from burglars and kidnappers to natural disasters.
What should you think about when installing a safe room in your home to make sure that it is actually functional?
Your first consideration should be location. While you might think the basement would be ideal, you want to avoid putting it somewhere where you might end up crossing paths with a potential intruder. At the same time, you need the structural support for the safe room, since it needs to be made out of materials that can withstand great force.