The only individuals with substantial wealth are able to purchase the luxurious, multi-million dollar homes commonly seen in media. Despite being objects of desire, living in such a property comes with serious security concerns. Millionaires and billionaires must protect not only their valuable possessions, but also the safety of their families. Their wealth and fame makes them vulnerable to break-ins by people aware of their address.
This has resulted in a rise in demand for high-end security systems in private residences. Security measures once exclusive to government buildings such as the White House and Buckingham Palace are now being installed in the homes of the ultra-rich. We will examine the most secure homes on the planet.
The Corbi Home in Los Angeles, California
As the head of a renowned security company, it’s to be expected that Al Corbi would have top-notch security in his own home. His 7,744-square-foot Hollywood Hills mansion is equipped with some of the most advanced security technology available.
Contrary to popular belief, one of the simplest ways to secure a home is to lock the front door. But in Corbi’s home, you are the key. The smart home uses a combination of facial and voice recognition, as well as “behavioral recognition,” to identify those who live in or are authorized to enter the house.
While security cameras are a common feature in many homes, Corbi’s home takes it to the next level. They have thermal imaging cameras that can detect heat signatures and have a range of 15 kilometers. It can even see a person hiding behind a tree.
Windows are often a weak point in home security, as they can be easily broken and used as a point of entry. In Corbi’s home, they have glass-break detectors with a 15-foot radius and blast film on the windows that prevent shattering in case of a bomb blast.
In the event of an intruder, Corbi’s home has a system that releases a harmless fog that disorients and emits an unpleasant odor, disabling the intruder for up to 24 hours. The gas can also be laced with a synthetic “DNA code” that sticks to the clothes and skin of the intruder for weeks and can be detected with a UV light.
Gone are the days of a single panic room, as those with high net worth often have “panic suites” rather than rooms. Corbi’s home has two specially designed “safe rooms,” one of which is reportedly 2,500 square feet, and two “safe core” bedrooms that can be sealed by locking specific doors. One of the safe rooms is in the wine cellar and is designed to sustain life in case of natural disasters, nuclear holocaust, or even a solar catastrophe. Corbi has claimed that one could survive there for “three generations.”
The Zombie House
The house in Poland referred to as the “safe house” is designed to be the world’s most secure home and can withstand a zombie apocalypse. Its architect, Robert Konieczny, designed it with movable concrete walls, inner walls, shutters, and gate, which can be configured to adapt to any threat, including fire, flood, intruders, and zombies. The house also has a 6.6ft perimeter wall that can be electronically sealed, a drawbridge that leads to a roof terrace above the pool, and is a sealed concrete cube when under attack. The house is considered a safe haven during a zombie apocalypse.
There is a community of 35 homes located on Miami’s Indian Creek barrier island, which is where the most expensive home sale in Miami has taken place. These properties are known for their high level of security. Among them, 3 Indian Road is rumoured to have been purchased by a Russian billionaire and stands out for its security measures. The gated community has a private police force of 15 people who provide 24-hour security, but the mystery buyer of number 3 has added their own panic room with a separate generator for backup power in case of an intruder. The panic room can only be entered through a fingerprint recognition system and has a control hub that allows the occupant to monitor the property through an infrared surveillance system, even in complete darkness.
In conclusion, from Al Corbi’s sprawling 7,744 square foot mansion with its advanced security technology, to the “safe house” in Poland that can withstand a zombie apocalypse, and the ultra-secure home in Miami’s Indian Creek, it’s evident that security is a top priority for many people. With features such as keyless entry through facial and voice recognition, thermal imaging cameras, glass-break detectors, fog systems, panic rooms and private police forces, these homes represent some of the most secure places in the world. While these measures may seem excessive, they are a testament to the lengths people will go to ensure the safety of their homes and loved ones. Ultimately, these security measures provide peace of mind and a sense of security in an increasingly uncertain world.