Sunday, July 30, 2006

Panic Rooms And The Crazy World We Live In

One of the most fascinating movies for me was Panic Room, a thriller that came out back in 2002.

Now the characters and the plot were not that interesting but the flick did introduce to me the concept of a "Panic Room."

For those who don't know, a panic room is a fortified room which is installed in a private residence or business to provide a safe hiding place for the inhabitants in the event of a break in, home invasion, or other threat. Panic rooms contain communications equipment, so that law enforcement authorities can be contacted.

Now, isn't that an interesting concept? With the poorly made houses of today having a Panic Room must provide a lot of comfort to some people. You never know when bin Laden might come a callin'.

See how Jodie Foster is fully protected in her Panic Room from
this crazy intruder?

Now Panic Rooms are the modern day grandchildren of Fallout Shelters from the Cold War. Whereas the the underground bunkers of the Cold War were dark and unfriendly the Panic Rooms of today have everything that you might need.... phone, Internet, Television, couches... you name it.

Being Safe In Style

But let's say you don't even want to have anyone knocking on your Panic Room's door. Now, you know that there is no chance the bad guy can get in but it gets annoying when you are watching the Notre Dame football game and all you hear is banging on your Panic Room's door.

Solution? Hide your Panic Room!

This company shows you that for as little as $10,000 you can create secret passages that can be opened when you move a candle stick or touch a book on a bookshelf. Real Batman and James Bond type stuff but it is all for real!

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