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3 Zombie-Proof Homes And How to Protect Your Property

Let’s take a look at some of the most secure homes in the world

Ever wished you were a billionaire and could afford a Fort Knox style mansion? What they don’t tell you is that with great real estate comes great responsibility. Owning a multi-million dollar mansion isn’t all about luxury, it also requires a pretty intense lock system to keep intruders at bay. While we mere mortals have to reply on good old-fashioned lock and key, these billionaires have thought of some pretty creative ways to keep their properties safe from burglars, paparazzi, and of course, zombies. Let’s take a look at some of the most secure homes in the world.

3 Zombie-Proof Homes And How to Protect Your Property


1. Al and Lana Corbi’s $4 million Bond-style fortress

First on the list is this mansion built by SAFE security firm founder Al Corbi. This property boasts a helipad for quick getaways, bullet-proof windows, two panic rooms, and a wine cellar that doubles as an underground bunker. However, perhaps the most interesting safety feature in this earthquake-proof dream home is the biometric security software. Keys are a thing of the past in this mansion.

3 Zombie-Proof Homes And How to Protect Your Property

Source: Forbes

2. Haile Sand Fort

Second on the list of zombie-proof properties is this English fort, built during the First World War. Standing guard in the Humber Estuary, this property is rarely seen by locals. It reportedly took 40,000 tons of concrete and steel to construct, costing around £1.5 million and took four years to finish. Interestingly, it was recently bought by a mystery buyer for a reported £117,000. Someone was clearly on the market for a zombie-proof property, even if it’s a bit of a fixer-upper.

3 Zombie-Proof Homes And How to Protect Your Property

Source: Grimsby Telegraph

3. Zombie-proof bunker, Poland

We couldn’t write an article about zombie-proof properties without mentioning this bunker in Poland. According to Business Insider, the home was built for clients whose “top priority was to gain the feeling of maximum security in their future house,”. Built by a billionaire who claims that it’s the world’s first zombie-proof house, this bunker also protects against nuclear attacks and climate change.

So why is it so secure? The bunker looks like a solid concrete box from the outside with seven-foot-high sliding walls which can be electronically sealed and is complete with only one available entrance. Designed by the architects of KWK Promes, using the strongest concrete with a protective shield made from custom-made iron, this bunker can keep its inhabitants safe during even the worst end-of-world scenario.

3 Zombie-Proof Homes And How to Protect Your Property

Source: KWK Promes

How can I protect my property?

You might be thinking to yourself, How do I protect my property without a helipad or bunker? Don’t worry, there are some cost-effective hacks that won’t break the bank.

1. Make your security system smart

Did you know that 34% of intruders enter through the front door? Make sure that you keep your doors locked, even when you’re inside your property, don’t leave your keys in the door, and install a smart security system with a video doorbell to keep burglars at bay.

2. Maintain your locks

Maintaining and repairing locks is a crucial aspect of home security that should never be overlooked. When it comes to protecting your property and loved ones, a malfunctioning lock can be a serious vulnerability. Therefore, it is essential to be proactive and vigilant in addressing lock issues promptly.

Stocking up on locksmith tools can prove to be a valuable investment. You don’t have to be a professional locksmith, but having some basic tools can come in handy when dealing with minor lock problems. Simple tools like lock lubricant, tension wrenches, and lock picks can help you troubleshoot and fix issues without the need to wait for professional assistance, especially in emergency situations.

Regularly inspecting your locks is essential to catch signs of wear and tear before they escalate into serious problems. Check for any loose screws, sticking mechanisms, or difficulty in turning the key. If you notice any issues, address them immediately to prevent the lock from failing completely. A well-maintained lock can deter potential intruders and ensure that your home remains secure.

Lubricating your locks is a simple yet effective way to prolong their lifespan and ensure smooth operation. Over time, dirt, dust, and debris can accumulate inside the lock, causing it to become stiff and difficult to use. Applying a small amount of lock lubricant will help to keep the internal components functioning smoothly and reduce friction. This simple maintenance task can significantly extend the life of your locks.

Moving to a new property presents a unique security risk. You never know who might have copies of the old keys, so changing the locks upon moving in is a vital security measure. This precaution ensures that you have full control over who has access to your home. Engage a professional locksmith to replace the existing locks or consider installing high-security locks to further enhance your property’s protection.

In addition to these proactive measures, always be mindful of security best practices. Avoid sharing keys with strangers or leaving spare keys in obvious hiding spots. Instead, consider using a secure lockbox or electronic keyless entry systems for added convenience and security.

3. Check all your entry points

In the event of a zombie attack, fortifying your home and securing all possible entry points is of utmost importance to ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones. Zombies are relentless and can be surprisingly resourceful when it comes to finding ways to breach a property. Therefore, taking necessary precautions to defend against potential intrusions is crucial for survival.

Windows are among the most vulnerable entry points in a home. Reinforce them with sturdy locks, security bars, or shatter-resistant films to prevent zombies from breaking through. Consider using plywood or metal grilles to cover the windows during a zombie outbreak, especially if your area is at high risk.

Doggy doors can be an overlooked weak spot in home security during a zombie apocalypse. Zombies may be attracted by the sound or smell of pets inside the house and could try to use the doggy door as an entry point. If possible, block or seal off the doggy door until the situation is under control. If you have pets, keep them close and don’t allow them to roam outside unattended, as they may inadvertently attract zombies or encounter infected animals.

Garages can also be susceptible to zombie infiltration. Zombies might wander in if the garage door is left open or if it can be easily forced open. Make sure the garage door has a secure lock, and consider reinforcing it with a heavy-duty padlock or a metal bar. Keep the garage door closed and secure at all times, even if you’re at home.

In addition to securing entry points, setting up a comprehensive security system can significantly enhance your defences. Invest in motion sensor lights around the exterior of your property to detect any movement. Surveillance cameras can provide real-time monitoring and help you identify potential threats from a safe distance. Consider installing an alarm system that can alert you to any breaches or disturbances in and around your home.

In the event of a zombie outbreak, communication and coordination with neighbours can be critical. Forming a community defence plan can help protect a larger area and increase the chances of survival. Share information about potential threats and best practices for fortifying homes with your neighbours, and support each other during times of crisis.

Remember that in such a dire situation, speed and efficiency are essential. Have a well-rehearsed escape plan in case your home becomes overrun by zombies, and designate a safe meeting point for your family to regroup if you get separated. Keep essential supplies, such as food, water, medical kits, and weapons, readily available and easily accessible.

4. Lockdown your WIFI

Sometimes intruders don’t need to actually get inside your property to commit a burglary. That’s right, if your WIFI network is connected to personal devices or your home security system, it could give intruders access to valuable private or sensitive data. Always secure your WIFI network, use anti-virus software, and rename and hide your home network to keep it safe from potential hackers.

Whether you live in a mansion or a caravan, protecting your property from intruders is (pardon the pun), key. Invest in a reliable security system, perform regular maintenance on your locks, and keep your WIFI secure. And if all else fails, there’s always the option to install a wine cellar that doubles as an underground bunker!

Preparing for a zombie attack might seem like a fictional scenario, but having a proactive mindset and taking steps to secure your home can be applicable to other emergency situations as well. By taking these precautions, you increase your chances of survival and minimize the risk of becoming a zombie’s next meal. Stay vigilant, stay prepared, and stay safe!

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