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Why Your DIY Safe Room Won’t Keep You Safe
When you’re searching for ways to keep yourself, your loved ones, and your home secure, it can be easy to fall down the rabbit hole of DIY safe room tutorials. It’s a tempting topic. The idea that you can use your own two hands and some easily-available materials to enhance your security (and peace of mind) is certainly alluring. Unfortunately, DIY panic room security measures often fall far short of their anticipated utility — and your personal safety definitely isn’t something you want to leave up to Pinterest hacks. In fact, trendy online articles may lead people to use insufficiently-tough materials like plywood, single-pane windows, or even pieces of plastic to shield themselves from harm. DIY safe room hacks can also go hand-in-hand with cost-cutting measures that result in inadequate security, poor aesthetics, or even structuralRead more
The FBS Way: Getting Security Doors and Windows Done Right
At FBS, we do things a bit differently. Or at least — different from a lot of U.S. companies. In the United States, the mentality is generally to get everything done as quickly as possible so we can move on to the next project to make more money. We’re not saying there’s anything “wrong” with being productive and profitable — what company doesn’t want to be productive and profitable? What we’re saying is that there comes a point where quality can suffer because of the rush to wrap up projects. And when the quality suffers, your reputation will suffer. Our business philosophy is all about maintaining high quality security doors and windows for luxury residences and office spaces. And there’s simply no way we could keep our standards so high if we were willing to cutRead more
Are Wooden Doors Secure?
Some of our clients are interested in our steel security doors, but they want them to look like wood. What they definitely don’t want are wrought iron doors that look like they belong on the front entrance to a corner bodega downtown. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with wrought iron security doors, they simply don’t fit in on a luxurious residential property near the beach. Our clients who own more traditional-style homes, or simply want warmer textures in their design aesthetic sometimes ask for wood-finished doors — but they need them to be security doors. Can you make me a wood security door? They ask us. The short answer to this question is a resounding yes. Wooden doors can be completely secure. They can keep intruders out — even determined ones. Here’s how you can getRead more