A TorchStone client had recently finished construction on an expansive and highly customized residence. The scope of work included a sophisticated security and surveillance system, as well as a host of other interior safeguards.
One such safeguard was a safe room on the home’s main level. The room typically functioned as a powder room for guests, however, in an emergency, it was equipped with discrete features to keep the family safe. These features included Kevlar wrapped walls, emergency communications, a panic button, a magnetic door lock, and an exterior camera with monitor. Despite all the measures to guarantee resilience, the room had one major flaw. The hinges for the door to the room were exposed to the main hallway, allowing a potential intruder to push the pins out and remove the door from its frame. Only with TorchStone’s guidance did the room truly become safe.