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Panic room ‘must haves’

Here at The Panic Room Company, we’re regularly asked “what’s actually required inside a panic or safe room?” and the answer is perhaps more straightforward than most people would think. There are certainly a number of absolute ‘must-haves’ that every room must be equipped with to ensure maximum efficacy. For example, we will always specify [...]

2017-09-01T15:24:44+00:00September 1st, 2017|

Embassy attack: could more have been done?

The recent killing of two Jordanians and the wounding, by gunfire, of an Israeli in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound in the Jordan capital of Amman http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/deadly-shooting-incident-israeli-embassy-jordan-170723185223671.html, once again raises the question of ‘duty of care’ for embassy personnel and security. Israel’s Foreign Ministry reported that a shooting took place on [...]

2017-08-04T13:52:22+00:00August 4th, 2017|

What’s inside?

https://vimeo.com/227251711 Have you ever wondered what's inside a panic room? Or even how one might fit or work in your existing home? Click on the link below and take a look at our latest video and see exactly how a simple dressing room can also work as a panic room in any property, irrespective of [...]

2017-09-12T11:26:02+00:00July 19th, 2017|

Increase in secure walls in private residences

Over the last six months, we’ve noted a marked increase in the number of enquiries about the inclusion of secure walls inside properties from owners of private residences. We’ve recently completed a secure wall installation in a property in south London that saw The Panic Room Company team complete the design, manufacture and install of [...]

2017-06-28T10:42:13+00:00June 28th, 2017|

Investing in a safe room, Riviera-style

If you’re avidly watching Sky Atlantic’s thrilling new drama series, Riviera, you will probably have already spotted the Clios’ family’s safe room located in the wine cellar of the stunning Villa Carmella on the Côte d’Azur. It’s really no surprise that the billionaire and art lover, Constantine Clios, would have such a safe room in [...]

2017-06-20T11:27:19+00:00June 20th, 2017|

Duty of care

Following the news that gunmen have attacked a guesthouse in the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing a German woman and an Afghan guard beheaded http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39990115, we’ve been discussing whether organisations need to reinforce their duty of care to personnel and employees. According to the Afghan Interior Ministry, a Finnish woman is also missing and has [...]

2017-06-28T10:46:41+00:00May 31st, 2017|

Enhancing security at large scale events

Another of the discussions that particularly interested us at the Security & Counter Terror Expo earlier this month was the topic of counter terrorist security at major events and venues. A white paper from the expo highlighted the nightmarish events that unfolded in Paris on Friday 13 November 2015. Co-ordinated attacks across the city starting at [...]

2017-06-28T10:46:11+00:00May 18th, 2017|

Another insightful conference

This year’s Security & Counter Terror Expo was once again hugely insightful with a variety of speakers covering some extremely important topics.   James Brandon, director of geopolitical risk at Stirling Assynt, held a seminar on ‘the threat assessment challenge for critical business and infrastructure protection in the UK’. He offered his analysis of how [...]

2017-05-08T15:43:30+00:00May 8th, 2017|

Crew remain safe and secure during Somalian pirate hijack

The eight-man crew of the Aris 13 oil tanker was able to remain safe and secure during a recent pirate hijack as the ship sailed near the northern coast of Somalia. Two-dozen armed Somali pirates reportedly boarded the Aris 13 in the first successful commercial ship hijacking in five years. Anti-piracy patrols have been scaled down [...]

2017-06-28T10:48:01+00:00April 19th, 2017|

Team strengthened with senior consultants

We are delighted to announce that security professionals, Paul Watkins and Ian Weatherhead, have joined The Panic Room Company team on a consultancy basis.   With a focus on business development, Paul has a wealth of experience in retail, commercial, government and hospitality industry security and is a director of KTP, a company that consults, [...]

2017-04-06T13:39:13+00:00April 6th, 2017|