Technology to Detect Bullets Outside a Bulletproof Panic Room
As if tornadoes are not enough of a threat to require a panic room, protecting yourself from emergency situations is becoming more and more important with crime rates high across the nation.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, The more quickly first responders get accurate information, the better. “Knowing information like the number of shooters, where the shots were actually fired, and the information of where the suspects currently may be, as well as the possible type of weapons being fired, is critical to how to respond quickly and put an end to the threat.”
The technology for this type of technology is called ShotSpotter. Although this product would need to be used in tandem with a bulletproof panic room or other protection, the use of this technology could be beneficial as indoor sensors in schools, malls, college campuses, airports and military bases.
Survive-a-Storm’s Bulletproof Panic Room
We start with hot-rolled 10-gauage plate and process the steel through our automated equipment. The steel is bent to form structural channels and is then reinforced, giving you the strongest panel design available in the panic shelter market.
Our home or small office version is called the Defender Vault. It is available in three sizes (4′x4′, 6′x6′, and 8′x8′). The DefenderVault is a spacious bulletproof panic room, and can accommodate up to sixteen occupants.
Contact us today to find out more about our panic rooms.
After the tornado in May 2013 in Oklahoma, Norman city council stated that their schools would no longer be used as storm cellars thereby leaving town residents without any safe room. (See The Oklahoman dated October 10, 2013.)
In the past, Oklahoma had assigned local schools to be used as storm cellars, but realized that schools are no safer than any other building as they are not approved by FEMA, or certified by NSSA or Texas Tech. All of our storm cellars and bulletproof safe rooms are certified and approved by Federal agencies to ensure you have the safest possible retreat to use as a storm cellar.
Besides the fact that more often than not, there is little room in these storm cellars for everyone, and traveling to the nearest storm shelter location is not a viable solution if a tornado strikes! Being in a car is like being outside in the open at the mercy of the tornado.
Protect your family today. Take a look at the different model storm cellars, and bulletproof safe rooms offered by Survive-a-Storm Shelters so your loved ones are there tomorrow – not just today!
The National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) was formed in 2001 with the idea of policing storm shelter manufacturers and resale of storm shelters or safe rooms to protect you and your family from tornadoes and other disasters.
Survive-a-Storm Shelters is proud to be a member of NSSA.
They have a brochure available on their website titled “How Can You Discern Quality in a Storm Shelter?” This brochure will provide answers to the most frequently asked questions that arise when someone decides to investigate storm shelters, and which is the best shelter for their hard-earned money.
Their checklist includes such elements as structural integrity, door design for impact and wind resistance, venting for maximum air quality and to relieve atmospheric air pressure changes due to the tornado, type of steps and ladders and their compliance with NSSA or OSHA standards, battery-powered emergency radio transmitter or signal-emitting device, choosing site location for your storm shelter, and the business practices of the storm shelter dealer you select.
They also have lots of other information available on their website to help you and your family or community to make an informed decision on your purchase of a tornado storm shelter or other safe room.
In August 2008, FEMA published a guide called “Taking Shelter From the Storm”. This is the Third Edition of this construction plans and specifications for building a storm shelter safe room for your home or business. (See FEMA 320) The construction plans are available in DWG and PDF formats at http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=5788. This guide is meant to help determine your risk, and the best type of storm shelter for your situation.
You can also download only the design drawings for a storm shelter from FEMA at this link.
Not everyone wants to build their own shelter though! We at Survive-a-Storm understand that, and want to provide you with the best possible long-term solution to providing a safe room for you and your family, your business, and your community.
At Survive-a-Storm Shelters we build our storm shelters of steel set on a bed of concrete so that no matter how bad the tornado gets, you will be safe.
When I think of a tornado storm cellar, I think of a dark underground cavern with hardly any amenities. Maybe stored water, and a little dried food, but that’s about it.
Today, underground tornado cellars can be made with the DIY method, or manufactured by storm shelter companies out of various materials.
At Survive-a-Storm Shelters, we put together the finest steel tornado cellar construction to protect you, your family, and as many friends or community members you can fit inside your underground tornado cellar.
When planning for your tornado cellar, it is important to remember the water level of the surrounding area.
Although we sell only steel shelters, some tornado shelters are not made out of steel, and are limited to the life of the construction material which is not suited to concrete.
Contact Survive-a-Storm Shelters today to plan for the safety of your family or community before the next tornado season hits.
Above ground safe room, or underground safe room?
FEMA says that in up to 250 mph winds, that in the right safe room, your family will have near absolute certainty of your safety. The main difference in an underground safe room from an above ground safe room is that there is the slight possibility of having the entrance blocked by debris if your safe room is underground.
Steel Safe Rooms
According to Texas Tech Wind Research Center, a storm shelter would be a failure if the steel construction were pushed in more than three inches in a 250 mph storm. We make sure that our steel construction meets the strict guidelines of construction standards. See our steel construction technical specifications for safe rooms here.
Above Ground Safe Room Safe From Falling Debris from Tornado?
Above ground safe rooms that are built within FEMA’s Guidelines will withstand falling debris such as a 3,000 lb vehicle! Can you imagine a car falling on top of your safe room?
You can find our more about FEMA guidelines on residential safe rooms , or you can get more information by calling the FEMA safe room help line at 1-866-927-2104.
Here at Survive-a-Storm all of our above ground safe rooms are built according to FEMA’s guidelines, and have been tested by Texas Tech Wind Research Center.
By the way, there has never been a death reported where an above ground safe room was used!
Remember when survival bunkers brought about ideas of a nuclear disaster? Since that time, technology has advanced leaps and bounds to include newer materials, and newer threats.
Of course with biological and other threats, the need to stay inside longer becomes possibly necessary bringing about a new wave in extreme survival bunkers that include everything. For example, CBS news posted this photo online about Ron Hubbard’s survival bunker that is 20 feet underground. “Luxury bedrooms, big screen TVs , game room, underground pool. You can have anything you want. He’s even seen people put Jacuzzis in them,” says Hubbard.
So, whatever your reason for wanting a survival bunker, look at the options Survive-a-Storm Shelters offers in a storm shelter with a lifetime guarantee!
Mississippi’s “A Safe Place to Go Initiative”
Mississippians of Pontotoc County don’t have to worry about tornadoes! Since the 2001 disaster, over 30 community safe rooms have been constructed in their county. The other half of the community tornado shelters are located in other small towns.
Typically the community safe rooms are located in, behind, or next to city buildings like fire, police, and emergency centers. Ecru, Mississippi, that has a population of under 1000, that has five community shelters located behind their Ecru fire and police departments.
These community safe rooms measure 13 feet by 13 feet by 7.5 feet, and are reimbursed by Federal Funding. According to Ecru’s town officials, the shelters have been filled each time there is a tornado warning since they installed their community safe rooms.
Click here if you want to see if your state qualifies for any Federal grant funding for a community safe room project.
It’s late. The lights are dim out in the warehouse and all of the construction workers have gone home. But not him. Survive-A-Storm Shelters’ owner and CEO, Lucas Stewart, is taking his nightly walk-thru, expecting that all of the tornado safe rooms that are currently on the production line will meet his high quality standards. Of course, there are checks and balances in place to make sure that all of the tornado safe rooms, as well as community shelters, meet FEMA guidelines. However, for Lucas, nothing beats having faith in his products like the hands-on attention to detail that he maintains. Only the highest quality workers have been hired and have the training and expertise to help manufacture all Survive-A-Storm tornado safe rooms that are tested, guaranteed, bonded, and insured. American steel is one of the few components, when properly fabricated, that can provide absolute protection. Fiberglass shatters, and concrete will crack. A steel tornado safe room is not only one of the surest ways to protect loved ones, but think about this: the American steel we use is the same American steel that is used in the making of our military ships, planes, and tanks! So as Lucas makes his rounds throughout the many work stations within his facility, rest assured that he is making checklists and taking notes so that he can rest easy at night, knowing that his Survive-A-Storm company has customer safety and satisfaction as its center focus.
With today’s tough economy, people are looking to stretch their dollar, especially when considering any major purchase. With so many lives being lost due to tornadoes, buying a tornado shelter seems like a great idea. What makes it an even better idea is using the tornado shelter for more than just violent storms. Survive-A-Storm tornado shelters are made from 10 gauge steel and are designed to withstand violent winds, objects being pelted at 250MPH, and any hardcore criminals that might want to bring harm to you or your loved ones. If an intruder enters your home, use your shelter as a panic room, complete with a phone line, to call for help on the outside. Other uses for your tornado shelter might include turning your underground bunker into a camping retreat with bunk beds for the kids or a private getaway for you and your significant other. Because it is your tornado shelter, you can fill it with whatever comforts you desire to make any situation better. We here at Survive-A-Storm can design your tornado shelter to your specifications so that you can get more ‘bang for your buck.’ Give us a call today to find out what your options are @888-360-1492.