Panic room

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ForgeCorvus
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Re: Panic room

Post by ForgeCorvus » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:57 pm

You could also fit an old fashioned door bar.
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Couple of different modern examples
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaCZgIalZz4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... r0N3gmtQTo


Or a brace-bar like this
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jansman
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Re: Panic room

Post by jansman » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:36 pm

Interesting topic.Looking at this from the point of view of my own home,there is a simple solution.Our solid wood stairs door opens out,not in,and locks from the stairs side.It would take some forcing.That is after the downstairs alarm has gone off,or we have pressed the panic alarm on the fob,or the dog most certainly starts yapping.By this time,I have unlocked the shotgun cabinet at the back of our bedroom...after ringing plod of course!

Made me think about home invasion though.
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HomeHardener
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Re: Panic room

Post by HomeHardener » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:45 pm

Some great responses on here!
Il try my best to reply to what I’ve seen.
Luckily for me once we move in it’ll only need to be the master bedroom I need to worry about, baby isn’t due until November and I’m sure it’ll be in our room for a good while, so only one room to fortify.

My back up plan is the bedroom window, although there’s no room below so I need to have a think about how we’d exit (I figured a climbing rope round the bedframe is first choice but at 5 months pregnant I don’t think the Mrs will agree)
This option would obviously be beneficial should we need to escape from a house fire, god forbid.

In terms of doors, I am thinking to just purchase a security door, I can have it made to match all the existing house doors and it’ll mean I don’t need to worry about installing any locks or hardening the frame/hinges etc.

I was going to take the fire door route but there’s so much strength lost once you start fitting locks etc.
Not to mention by the time I buy the door, locks, hinges, ‘London bar/Birmingham bar’ as mentioned, I’ll be entering the price range Of the ready made security door.

Chances are we’ll never need this safety within the house but, better to be prepared and not need it right!
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Yorkshire Andy
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Re: Panic room

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:02 am

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Fire escape ladder might be better

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Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine

Yorkshire Andy
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Re: Panic room

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:20 am

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Like that with climbing carabineers with locking gates
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Nurseandy
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Re: Panic room

Post by Nurseandy » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:16 pm

ForgeCorvus wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:57 pm
You could also fit an old fashioned door bar.
Image
Couple of different modern examples
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaCZgIalZz4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... r0N3gmtQTo


Or a brace-bar like this
Image
I've similar to the old fashioned door bar but more basic - just a length of 2*4 for each external door cut to correct length and 4" screws already through them ready to be driven into door frame if need be. Not the strongest and they are out in the shed but it comes back to how likely you think you're going to need them.

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