Most Secure Home
Most Secure Home – The Silohome is perhaps one of the safest and secure residential areas around, mainly in the fact that it’s a converted Atlas-F missile silo and the majority of the household is underground. Situated near upstate NY’s Adirondack State Park, the home comes with such delightful features as a Jacuzzi, marble baths, entertainment centre, 3 foot thick steel mesh-reinforced concrete walls, a 2000lb blast door, you know, the usual features that every home should have. So secure that you probably don’t even need any home insurance or house insurance.
Most Secure Front Door
Most Secure Front Door – Manufactured by a Colombian-based company, this $2500 door is certainly not one to be messed with and might even have gone well in the Silohome. Sporting level 3 armor, it can full withstand Magnum rounds being fired into it. Add that to the range of other features it has and you’ve got one badass door: anti-fire, steel frame, anti-explosive, anti-cutting equipment, locks in ten places all around the door frame and it even comes with a biometric lock that senses for blood flow and fingerprints (the blood flow-sensing is of particular importance, as criminals used to just cut the fingers off of victims to bypass previous fingerprint locks, so if the finger isn’t attached to a person, no blood flow, no open door). This is one door you don’t want to lock yourself out of.
Most Secure Car Park
Bold Lane car park in the town of Derby, England, is unquestionably the most secure car park in the world. With space for 440 cars, it has been operating for over 10 years and there has not been a single reported case of theft or vandalism, which is unbelievable for a UK car park. Some of the features include: a network of over 190 CCTV cameras (welcome to England) monitored by a single operator who can also monitor pedestrian access, a panic button which can send the whole building into lockdown and block off all the exits, and all the tickets are bar-coded (and required for re-entry into the parking complex) and matched to a specific parking bay. The most sophisticated aspect would be the sensors built into each parking bay and these sensors are able to detect not only any horizontal movement (such as the car being driven off) but any vertical movement (such as someone getting into the car without having paid for the ticket first) as well. That just leaves the question of how much more it costs to park there than it does at a normal car park.
Most Secure Bunker
Most Secure Bunker – This would be Saddam’s bunker. An impenetrable underground fortress (or should that be “lair”?) so hardcore, that even bombs couldn’t get in. You remember those 2-ton “bunker busting” bombs the armed forces were so proud of? Well, US forces dropped a couple of them clean on top of Saddam’s bunker and while the palace above the bunker was quite damaged, nothing inside the bunker was affected at all. Apparently, the shelter could withstand a nuclear blast from a bomb going off just 200 meters away, it was that awesome. Designed by the grandson of the woman that built Hitler’s bunker, it came with its own power station, water treatment plant and air filtering system. The bunker also had food (both dried and frozen) supplies so that the occupants (around 100 people) could survive for over a year.
Most Secure Record Vault
Most Secure Record Vault – The award for this category goes to the Mormon-owned records store situated inside the Granite Mountains in Utah (would it be included in cheap building insurance if it’s in a mountain?). Commonly referred to as “The Vault”, it is a massive feat of excavation, going far into (and deep under) solid mountain rock. The inside is climate-controlled to prevent damage to anything it houses, kept at a constant 60 degrees, with the air being re-filtered every 6 or so hours to get rid of any dust and to keep humidity levels at the norm. Fire-proof, flood-proof and even earthquake-proof, the vault also contains extensive motion and heat detectors, and as well as infrared sensors, there are also a few 6-ton blast doors and seismic sensors can detect any drilling that might be the result of a would-be thief. Your objects are safe as can be at this place.
Most Secure Air Base
Most Secure Air Base – This would be the famous Area 51, which is the nickname given to a base in Nevada, north of Las Vegas. The entire area is restricted, with the off-limits airspace above it being referred to as “The Box” by pilots in the area, and they are “authorized to use deadly force” on any intruders that fail to heed any warnings offered to them. Private security subcontractors provide perimeter surveillance, driving camouflaged Jeeps and Humvees and are armed with M16 assault rifles. Traditional surveillance is augmented with motions sensors that are buried in the ground to detect any sort of intrusion and the area is also patrolled by military helicopters.
Most Secure Bank Vault
Most Secure Bank Vault – A list of this type just isn’t complete without this addition, as Fort Knox is arguably the most famous of secure places. Commonly called Fort Knox, but actually the United States Bullion Depository, which is located NEAR Fort Knox army post. The building itself is a fortress in security and design, under which lies the vault itself, protected by solid granite walls and a door that weighs 22 tons. The vault is opened by a combination which is provided by various members of the staff, as no single person has the entire combination (much like the KFC chicken recipe). The whole place is also protected by alarms, cameras, armed guards (the US Mint Police), as well as soldiers from the nearby army base (thousands of soldiers as well as helicopter gunships).