How To Create A Safe Room With A Vault Door

If you’ve found that your custom safe can’t hold your expanding gun collection, then a safe room with a vault door could be something to consider. Additionally, vault doors are an option if you’re looking to turn an area of your home into a panic room or storm shelter. While you can build and price your vault door at Fort Knox, choosing the perfect room for your vault is incredibly important.

The Vault Door

As we mentioned in our article about choosing a vault door, there are many factors that go into choosing the right door for you. You should consider which way the door swings and compare that with what purpose your safe room will serve. If you plan on using your walk-in vault for natural disasters, an in-swinging door makes the most sense, as it can still be opened if blocked from the outside. For most other situations, an out-swinging door should work. No matter what type of vault door you choose, you can reinforce it with AR5000 steel, stainless steel or carbon steel.

It’s What’s On The Outside That Counts

When picking a location for your safe room, you need to make sure that its walls are sturdy and secure. Having strong walls to match your strong door is important for protection from intruders as well as natural disasters. Fortifying the walls of your safe room with steel or hardened concrete is a great first step in building out your walk-in vault. 

If you’re storing guns and other valuables in a vault, the door is the first line of defense. Fort Knox’s rack and pinion-style locking mechanism is as reliable as it gets for protecting what you hold dear from crafty intruders.

Personalize Your Safe Room

When dealing with a large storage room, it’s important to figure out the most efficient way to store your valuables. This is the part where you can get creative and design your walk-in vault how you see fit. If you want to prominently display your gun collection, then perhaps glass display cases are right for you. If you’re storing valuables in addition to your guns, then you could get a smaller safe to put into your vault room for an added layer of defense. You should also keep disaster supplies in your walk-in vault if you’re planning on using it as a storm shelter or panic room.

In the End

Once you pick out the perfect room for your walk-in vault, Fort Knox can help build and price the door that is right for you. Whether you’re looking for an in-swinging or out-swinging door, you can use the vault builder to tailor your door to the dimensions of your safe room and the level of security you’re looking for. Protect your valuables the right way with a vault door from Fort Knox.


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