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There are many options for increasing security in your home or business and many homeowners and small businesses have considered building a vault or safe room for a variety of reasons. But what are the top reasons to build a vault room with an industry leading vault door like our Magnum Vault Door? Let's find out.

  1. You’re already building a house, barn, or business
  2. You have a lot of things to protect
  3. You’re in a spot where tornadoes are a threat
  4. Home invasion is a real concern
  5. Protecting Valuables from Fire is Very Important
  6. Conclusion

You’re Already Building A House, Barn, Or Business

If you’re already building or rebuilding a house, home or business, now is a great time to consider building a vault room. Adding a vault room is simple when you’re already pouring a foundation or slab. Many customers find that adding a vault room under the porch is very cost effective. It is also much easier to assure that you are taking the right steps to keep moisture out of your vault room while you are in the building process. Check out our blog, Top 10 Ways to Prevent Moisture in a Vault Room, to find out how simple tips can go a long ways. When building a barn or business, adding concrete or cinder block walls is a simple upgrade. Speak with your masonry contractor to talk about options. The last step is to add a vault door once the room is complete. It’s much easier to build a vault room when the contractors will already be at your location.

You Have A Lot Of Things To Protect

A vault room is a clear choice when you have a lot of things to protect. The cost of high quality gun safes can add up quickly. Compared to multiple safes, a vault room, or gun safe room, is a much more cost effective option with a lot more space. And space isn’t the only factor. How many gun safes are as secure as a concrete wall? How many gun safes have a 1in thick skin, like our Extreme Vault Door? Most safes today are 1/4in thick or less, offering much less security and space for the same money. Home invasion is a real concern. Our world is getting more chaotic. Crime is increasing thanks to the drug crisis and the fallout of the pandemic. A simple way to protect you and your family from the chaos is to have a safe room to go to in the case of a home invasion. A vault room makes a great panic room for you and your family to get into quickly. All Smith Security vault doors have an integrated Panic Room feature. This feature disengages the outside handle by simply pulling a pin. Anyone trying to get into the room can’t operate the handle and that's assuming they can get past the lock first. This gives you and your family security in a terrifying situation.

You’re In A Spot Where Tornadoes Are A Threat

The sound of a tornado siren is a terrifying thing to hear. It’s even more terrifying if you don’t have a safe room to run to. A vault room has thick concrete walls and a heavy steel storm shelter door to protect against tornadoes. The strength of a vault room makes it an ideal storm shelter. If you’re worried about tornadoes, choose an inswing vault door. If the building falls in front of the door you’ll still be able to open the vault door.

Home Invasion Is a Real Concern

You may be asking yourself, Why Do I Need a Vault Door? Our world is getting more chaotic. Crime is increasing thanks to the drug crisis and the fallout of the pandemic. A simple way to protect you and your family from the chaos is to have a safe room to go to in the case of a home invasion. A vault room makes a great panic room for you and your family to get into quickly. All Smith Security vault doors have an integrated Panic Room feature. This feature disengages the outside handle by simply pulling a pin. Anyone trying to get into the room can’t operate the handle and that's assuming they can get past the lock first. This gives you and your family security in a terrifying situation.

Protecting Valuables From Fire Is Very Important

Many collections are very vulnerable to fire. Especially if you have papers, hard drives, or heirlooms. Gun safes and fireboxes can provide a base level of protection. But these are just small metal boxes that struggle to protect your items from the high heat that will destroy them. A vault room is able to provide much better fire protection than any safe. The concrete is impenetrable to fire. A vault door made of thick steel and expanding fire seal will keep out smoke and flames. The thin steel of a gun safe will warp with extreme heat. If fire is a concern then building a vault room makes sense for the best protection.

Conclusion

This is just a quick summary of the reasons to build a vault room. There are too many reasons to list why you should consider building a vault room. The vault room planning process can be involved. Some things to consider are security, fire protection, features, and appearance of the vault door you choose. Have questions? Feel free to call us at 1-888-363-0687

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