Strong Room home security tips
If you have certain assets which you wish to
afford a higher level of security on a routine basis, or you
want to create a space within which you can secure high-risk or
high-value assets during periods when you will be gone from your
home for extended periods, you might consider creating an inside
Select an interior closet or similar small space. Replace the
door with a solid core wood or metal door, Use non-removable pin
or pinned hinges. Install a deadbolt lock and a matching box
strike in the manner described above.
If you have an alarm system, extend it to cover the door to the
strong room; provide a separate activation touch-pad for this
room if desired. Now you have the home equivalent of a vault;
unless the intruder is willing to destroy interior walls, it is
unlikely entry will be gained in the amount of time a typical
home burglar is willing to spend on the premises.
Bear in mind that, absent special protection, this strong room
remains as vulnerable to fire as the rest of your home. Use of a
safety deposit box or off-premises storage for critical records
and small valuables is still strongly recommended.