Panic room automation

Panic room automation

Where do you go when there’s nowhere else to go? To your very own panic room of course!

Sydney-based home automation specialists AVD Australia recently undertook the design and engineering of a highly secure panic room in a large residential home in NSW.

Built into the ground within the home, the room has a unique entry point with two sets of securing doors and unless you have a keen eye for detail you would not be able to find it.

Once activated, the first of the G2-rated blast-proof doors shuts off a hallway within two seconds and protects the entrance to the panic room, thus stalling the intruder. Next, also in less than two seconds, the floor doors rise up and open outwards in a butterfly movement.
Once the occupants are in the room, the doors are sealed shut, and there they can securely begin to monitor the property while they await help.

The panic or strong room is set up to deal with a home invasion and all of the equipment was purposely designed to cater for such an event.

To enable the design, integration and implementation of this fully functioning home
automation system with panic room, AVD undertook the following:

  • scope of works development;
  • systems infrastructure engineering and design;
  • documentation of electrical and electronic systems, lighting, cabling and switching schedules;
  • infrastructure project management;
  • product selection;
  • installation and project management of systems;
  • control system development;
  • programming and testing; and
  • final commissioning and handover.

Overall, this is an installation that Jodie Foster herself would be proud of.

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