Our goal at Bee Safe is to educate homeowners so they can make an intelligent decision on how to protect appropriately and efficiently what they care about most. When it comes to the safety and security of loved ones it never hurts to be extra cautious. We specialize in security systems, hidden spaces, walk in vaults, secure safe rooms, panic rooms, hidden passageways, gun safes/ vaults, floor/ wall safes, and much more. Having a safe place for family and valuables is guaranteed protection in the event of a home invasion. Bee Safe will custom design hidden entrances and install concealed walk in vaults or safes. We also provide and install home security equipment such as security window films that are multi-faceted. The window films protect residents from harmful ultraviolet radiation and even resist home intruders attempting to gain entrance through a window.
Many security specialists use the term Safe Room instead of Panic Room to define the concept of having a secure location within your home to retreat to in the event of an intruder. The idea is simple, securing a room inside of your home where you and your family can hide safely during a home intrusion or other terrorist threat and call local authorities for help. Per law enforcement across the country, home invasions have steadily increased since 1995. According to a National statistic 1 in 5 homes will experience some sort of invasion in the US. It is our goal to provide security and the means for families to protect themselves in the event of an intrusion.
Bee Safe Security has built safe rooms in the past that are more like a walk-in bank vault or a security bunker, and some have eight-inch thick concrete walls and a concrete filled vault blast door. These additional extravagant designs are usually chosen by the home owner because they want to store such things as cash, valuable jewelry, and prized collections. We also build some that have reinforced walls and equip the room with video monitor systems, a cellular type telephone, and an alarm keypad for extra security.
Unlike what you see in the movies, most people that decide to build a safe room want one that is simply designed so they can get inside the room and trigger an alarm or call the police for help. There are multiple reasons people choose to build a safe room, with one of the most common being fear of an attack from a home intruder or even an abusive partner or spouse. Another reason safe rooms are built is celebrities, politicians or people that are in the public eye and considered to be wealthy or high risk target. There is also the horror of kidnapping for ransom or revenge, sounds like something straight out of a movie… Whatever the reason we have a room design for your need.
Many people do not realize what the chances are of a dangerous intruder finding their way into your home. The fact is, the United States is a world leader of burglary victims. There is a burglary event every 15 seconds, which adds up to 240 home invasions every hour. That’s 5,760 times a day that a criminal breaks into somebody’s home. Chances are that someday the odds will no longer be in your favor.
A home invasion is a terrifying prospect, especially if it could possibly end in loss of life. Home invasions include all types of crimes including battery, burglary, robbery, assault, rape, and murder.
Per statistics collected from the FBI –
One home burglary occurs every 15 seconds.
Most home invaders come in through a door.
1 out of 5 homes that are victimized by an intruder results in murder or some form of violent crime.
An intruder is usually a stone faced hardened criminal and carries a weapon of some sort, which leaves you or your family at their mercy. If you do not do as they say, such as giving them your valuables, cash, combination to your safe, information or whatever they demand, the result can be violent and or fatal.
The intruder generally comes right in through the front door, which if there is no security alarm or if the alarm is not activated is very easy. While many burglars just kick the door open, others intruders might just knock on the front door or ring your doorbell. Really, I bet you never thought a dangerous criminal would be so audacious as to come calling like a wanted guest?
There are recorded attacks of intruders pretending to be a salesman, stranded neighbor, maintenance worker, cable or internet provider, or even a police officer in an attempt to get you to unlock the door. They may even play on your sympathy and tell you they have kids or a sick person in the car.
To a criminal it does not matter whether you are rich, poor, young, old, male, female, or your ethnicity, as long as they feel your premises is an easy target. Most intruders are looking for a quick and easy catch, a smash and grab approach.
Home Intruder Murders: Statistics
The U.S, Department of Justice conducted a study and released its special report on National Crime Victimization in September 2010. According to this study;
Approximately 3.7 million home invasions occurred every year from the years 2003 to 2007. A member of the house hold was present in 28% of these invasions. 7% of the house hold members were victimized.
In 65% of those home invasions and victimization’s, the homeowner and the family member knew the burglar, and 35% of the intruders were strangers.
In most home invasions that end in violence the intruder does not start the night with intent to kill, but if they are interrupted during the burglary or occupants resist demands then the intruder(s) feel the need to command respect or enforce their demands with violence.
We offer a variety of services for your security needs, don’t be a statistic and or a victim of violence.
Hidden rooms are our specialty. We start with a Northwest Shelter System custom designed plan such as a hidden safe room or a gun vault room or we can use your idea of cubbies, floor/ wall safes, false floors/ walls, and more; we can help you stay ahead of the opposition. We know how important it is to keep your family and your valuables safe and secure, and we want to help you do just that. From the basic security package to the ultimate protective submerged structure we can give you peace of mind and make your life, loved ones, and livelihood more secure.
What is a Bomb Shelter?
What do you think of when you hear bomb shelter? Many people think of a small, enclosed, cold, dark, damp, musky smelling concrete bunker under the ground that is filled with dust, cobwebs, and spiders. And years ago, that may have been the norm, but shelters are much different now than they were back then. There are several types of shelters; personal, family, community, expedience, and multipurpose.
Expedience fallout shelters were commonly built in a ditch with a durable roof and then buried under about three feet of dirt. Both entrances of the dugout shelter were sloped down or made with a right-angle step down entrance to help prevent gamma ray penetration.
Multipurpose were often the most cost effective shelter. These were built in the corner of a pre-existing basement to be used for storage unless more drastic need should arise. In most of these bomb shelter plans the walls consisted of concrete blocks, and open doorways and vents near the floor provided ventilation. The entrance to these shelters was supposed to be an L-shape turn to help decrease radiation levels, but often that step was left out. At the time the civil defense authorities figured a concrete basement shelter constructed out of concrete blocks would be a do-it-yourself project for a few hundred dollars and greatly increase the level of security for average home owners. Exactly how much safeguard it truly gave you was an unanswered question, fortunately the need to use these shelters never surpassed storm shelter level.
Other ideas that families used for DIY shelters were, converting an old underground concrete cistern, below ground root cellars, or simply burying a storage container.
For perspective, a minimum of four feet of dirt or two feet of concrete will decrease the level of (not eliminate) gamma-ray radiation that would penetrate an underground shelter. Concrete was the favored construction material for underground bomb shelters, with the walls being a minimum of 12 inches thick.
The federal government suggests that underground concrete shelters should be built either in the basement or separately constructed and buried nearby the home. The idea behind this was to get as much substance as possible between inhabitants and the explosion/ after-effects.
Today fallout shelters, or bomb shelters, are very different. Modern underground concrete shelters often referred to as NBC shelters are sealed off sheltered room(s) which have been built with advanced technologies to protect you from all threats; nuclear, biological, chemical, and natural disaster. When we at Bee Safe refer to a “shelter” we mean an underground concrete facility constructed in such a way as to deliver maximum protection from all types of threats and disasters including nuclear attack. In the event the threat is Nuclear the shelter will need to protect inhabitants from an extreme blast wave and simultaneously shield from radioactive fallout. Basically, the difference between underground concrete bomb shelter, fallout shelter, underground concrete bunker, survival shelter, underground concrete NBC shelter, nuclear bomb shelter, underground nuclear concrete shelter, etc. is the bells and whistles. You can call it whatever you choose, but they all essentially mean the same basic concept. Just remember, simply because they mean the same general idea does not mean they are equivalent in protection. The differences include but are not limited to; vault/ blast doors, NBC filtration systems, power options, plumbing, storage, and other features. Just because a shelter may protect an individual from the threat doesn’t guarantee the inhabitant continued survival from ensuing calamity. Our shelters provide all the essential features for comfort and survival beyond just a protective barrier. Your choice of what you add inside the shelter sets the level of security and chances of survival depending upon the disaster. For example, if you build a simple shelter with your concerns being terrorist, tornado or economic reasons it is only good for those few threats. If it is not set it up for extended stay with necessities like NBC filtration, solar power (or other renewable resource power), vault blast doors, and a nuclear attack occurs or higher level terrorist attack that requires you to remain in the shelter for an extended period, chances are you may not all survive. It is better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it in our opinion. Preparedness is the only real security in an unsecure age of man. When you put your family’s security in our hands we treat you as if it was our own family we were protecting. We go beyond to make sure you are protected and prepared.
The best part about our underground concrete shelters
They look and function just like any eye-catching room addition or fully operational home, just below the ground. Additionally, our shelters offer unparalleled strength to withstand bomb blast or severe natural forces such as an earthquake, tornado, or hurricane. It doesn’t matter what kind of shelter you want to own for your protection, but we are here to help keep you and yours safe. We also offer to design your bomb shelter plans to your specific wants and requirements or adjust ones you already own to better fit your needs. You tell us your security desire, and we advise you what you will need to accomplish your goal with the full confidence and peace of mind you deserve. You can choose from things like a small safe room (for a few hours or a day), midsized shelter (for a few days) or a full sized fully furnished home under the ground (for a much more comfortable extended stay). We build them all; we custom build to suit your needs, address your concerns, and stay within your budget.
At Bee Safe Security, we make building a shelter easy for you with using the best of Northwest Shelter Systems survival shelter designs. Their fallout shelter plans are designed to fit your basic needs. We focus on exceptional quality and complete attention to detail. We make certain the process runs smoothly from the initial consultation to planning, design, excavation, site development, construction, and clean-up. We are a complete full service company who has been in business for over 20 years and will put you and your family’s needs first. We also offer handicap accessible underground concrete shelters and underground concrete fallout bunkers for individuals who have special needs.
We protect your privacy and this is one example of how. If you decide to buy a prefabricated shelter or one of those pre-built pipe type shelters from another company, it will first need to be delivered. That is usually a minimum of 1 or 2 people at your site that now knows what you are building there. After delivery, you will need a crane and an operator to take it off the delivery truck and place in the hole. Then you must have it buried in the ground which again means more visitors and operators with equipment to dig the hole and bury it for you. And wait before you bury it you will have to have a local concrete company deliver and pour concrete over the entire thing, this will again include more local people who now know what is being buried, where it is located, and where the entrance to it will be. That is a lot of local people that now know where you are hiding your family’s safety. Not to mention if you do not finish the inside yourself you will need to hire local contractors to come and install blast doors, NBC filtration systems and all the finishing work you require. How many local people does that bring us up to now? If you want to keep your privacy let us at Bee Safe Security take care of everything for you and feel secure with our confidentiality guarantee.
We are the experts on underground concrete bomb shelters, bunkers or whatever you like to call them. We also carry an excellent line of Northwest Shelter Systems blast doors, vault blast doors and nuclear bio-chemical filters. Nuclear, biological, and chemical filtration (NBC) is vital to protecting you and your family from every possible dangerous threat. Many people who survive initial chemical and biological weapons attacks later succumb to the effects of breathing the contaminated air.
Don’t let that happen to you, please be sure to include an NBC filtration system in your underground shelter.