Kabul hotel terrorist attack leaves at least 18 dead

A terrorist attack at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan has reportedly left 18 people dead and several wounded. Taliban gunmen entered the hotel’s restaurant through a kitchen at around 9pm local time on Saturday evening and began shooting as guests were enjoying their dinner. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-42766623 The hotel is a landmark in the country’s capital [...]

2018-01-23T10:40:54+00:00 January 21st, 2018|

Another happy client…

We have successfully handed over our most recent residential panic room installation. Located in the south of England, the current homeowners bought this large property late last year. They wanted to make a number of structural and cosmetic changes to make their own personal stamp on their new home and employed the services of both [...]

2017-11-28T14:50:54+00:00 November 28th, 2017|

British missionary honoured by villagers

Villagers from Enokhora, a remote community in the Niger Delta where four British missionaries were kidnapped last month, have held a parade to honour Ian Squire. It is understood that Mr Squire, from Surrey, died after he was unable to access medication for his asthma following the kidnapping. The three other British missionaries who were [...]

2017-11-16T19:03:07+00:00 November 16th, 2017|

Farm murders on increase in South Africa

According to statistics from the South African Police Service, 74 people have been murdered on farms in the country between April 2016 and March 2017, up from 58 during the previous year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-41807642 The murder count includes farmers, farm workers and visitors to farms and potentially puts those involved in agriculture at greater risk than [...]

2017-11-07T13:15:05+00:00 November 7th, 2017|

Securing your world

We work collaboratively with a handful of highly experienced security professionals and companies here in the UK. One of those individuals is Bob Morrison from Sec-Tech UK. Bob recently had an article published on the Estate & Manor website. In the article he discusses the many different ways in which we can secure our world. [...]

2017-10-23T16:56:36+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

British missionaries kidnapped in Niger Delta

According Nigerian police four people, who are believed to be British citizens, have been kidnapped in Nigeria’s southern Delta state http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41669074 The BBC has reported that the four were taken in the early hours of the morning on Friday 13th October as suspected militants stormed the rural community where they were living and working as missionaries. [...]

2017-10-19T11:38:00+00:00 October 19th, 2017|

Project ‘Panic Rooms Against Hurricanes’

All of us here at The Panic Room Company were truly shocked and saddened at the news reports detailing the devastating trail of death and destruction created by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. These two Category 5 storms caused billions of dollars worth of damage to homes and businesses, people left homeless and without shelter or [...]

2017-09-29T17:47:25+00:00 September 29th, 2017|

‘Ring of Steel’ planned for Leeds City Centre

Following a number of international terror attacks involving vehicles driving into crowds, the latest being in the Las Ramblas area of Barcelona which left 13 people dead, Leeds City Council has announced plans to create a ‘ring of steel’ around the city centre. Leeds City Council has already put several measures in place so far [...]

2017-09-12T09:36:10+00:00 September 12th, 2017|

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+00:00 September 1st, 2017|