it weighs 650 pounds. it's comes in three sizes: 2', 3' and handicap accessible. in-swing design is virtually entrapment proof. three schlage b660 deadbolts make the shelter a walk-in safe. it locks from the inside with four 1-1/2" solid steel pins. it was impacted four times with 2x4s travelling 100mph, one directly on a deadbolt. after testing, it opened and shut perfectly, the deadbolt operated flawlessly. according to Intertek, it's only the second door to remain operable after their testing.
most companies anchor their shelters with common wedge anchors—great for bolting shelves and park benches to concrete. we tirelessly searched for a better anchoring solution for your family. we found anchors developed to meet the strict shear, tensile and seismic requirements of hydroelectric dams, ski lifts and power plants.
meet the world's first basement tornado shelter. it can be installed along a concrete wall or in a concrete corner. no more wondering which basement corner is safest. no more "protecting" your family with a mattress. get all the benefits of the above ground model—storm, intruder, asset protection and save money.
our 5/8" A325 structural bolts are used to bolt i-beams together in skyscraper construction. a larger, heavier hex head means more holding capacity than a traditional bolt. why don't other companies use them? because they're not cheap.
they're 50-100% thicker than most competitors. the most deflection after testing was 1/4"—several impacts had no deflection (FEMA guidelines allow up to 3"). they're designed and built to protect your family, not to increase profit margins.
don't fall for the low-ball prices of other companies. their $5,000 shelter quickly becomes $8,500 after adding reinforcement, upgraded locks, delivery, installation, sales tax, and any other gimmicks they try to sell you. then consider that they're using 25-50% less steel than us.