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To some degree, safety and security are the most important things in the world. No matter how much money one has, we are all going to die at some point. But if there is a way to prolong our lives as long as possible, then why not? If you are ever faced with a situation where your safety is the utmost priority and it truly is a matter of death and life, here are a few places that you can run to:

  1. United States Bullion Depository. Also known as Fort Knox, there are over 4,500 tons of gold in here. The Depository has been around since 1936 and contains very important documents. When World War II was happening, the gold vault contained the Crown of St. Stephen, the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence, and the Magna Carta. The gold vault is extremely secure as protection is provided to it by a 22 ton-blast proof door. Nobody knows the combination and it can only be opened by 10 people who know their specific parts of the combination. There are many other vaults contained inside the vault itself. The U.S. Mint Police guards the vault 24 hours a day. There are also thousands of alarms and cameras.
  2. ADX Florence Supermax Prison. This place to thousands of the most ruthless criminals and terrorists in the United States. All of the prisoners contained here are kept in solitary confinement. They are only allowed to interact with other inmates one to two hours per day. Everything is made of concrete from the beds to the bathrooms. The ADX Florence Supermax Prison is constructed in such a manner that its inhabitants cannot pinpoint their exact location. Christened ‘the cleaner version of hell’, some popular past and present residents of ADX Florence include Terry Nichols (Oklahoma city bombings), Timothy McVeigh, Theodore Kaczynski, Zacarias Moussaoui (911 conspirator), Richard Colvin Reid, and Eric Robert Rudolph. There is no shortage of motion detectors, lasers and cameras here. Steel doors and pressure pads are everywhere and there are guard dogs on sight ready to do their job. The perimeter is also lined with 12 foot high barbed wire fences.
  3. Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The seed vault is located in Spitsbergen, Norway. It was constructed for the purpose of storing the seeds of the world should a cataclysmic disaster occur and decimate the crops of the world. At present, there are 250 million seeds located in the vault. Security is top-notch surrounding the vault as it is within 390 feet of the mountain. The packets containing the seeds are heat-sealed. The seed vault is located in Norway because there are no earthquakes that occur here.
  4. Cheyenne Mountain. Cheyenne Mountain houses the North American Aerospace Defense Command. It was constructed during the Cold War for the purpose of monitoring any nuclear or missile strike against North America. The design of the mountain is what makes the place secure as it enables any attack to come out the other side.

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These are only some of the most secure places in the world. As you can see, many of them are located in the United States. If you are ever in need of a place to seek shelter, you know where to go. If you are looking to keep your home secure, there are myriad security devices that are available on the market. Some of them are pricey but they are definitely a worthy investment as you are paying for the safety and security of your home and your family. In the end there is no price tag high enough for this.

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