A safe room or panic room is a fortified security room usually installed in private residences, businesses or public administration buildings. The main object for security rooms is protecting the people of the premises against break in, home invasion and other threats.
Security room includes minimum prefabricated walls and door against break in, fire and even explosions. Optionally safety rooms could additionally include prefabricated ceiling and floor.
Kaso safety room elements are available to break in classes I to XII according to European Standard EN 1143-1.
Usually security rooms with higher break in resistance are installed to the basement due to the weight of the security rooms.
Light weight security rooms could be also installed to the upper floors even without substantial structural reinforcement to the building.
Security rooms can be hidden behind many household features, such as mirrors, wardrobes, bookcases, sliding bookcases.
Very often break in resistance of the building is simultaneously complemented with tested security doors (EN 1627) visually matching usual outside and entrance doors.
Security room installations could additionally include bulletproof elements, doors and glazings to increase the overall security of the building.
Security rooms usually contain communications equipment for emergency situations.
Some safe rooms may also have externally vented ventilation systems. There may also be able to monitor external security cameras and alarm systems. In basic safe rooms, a peephole in the door may be used for a similar purpose.
Safe rooms are typically equipped with basic emergency and survival items such as a flashlight, blankets, a first-aid kit, water, packaged food, self-defense tools, a gas mask, and a chemical toilet.