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New York People Seek Safety: Panic Rooms on the Rise

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With the US presidential election round the corner, driven by concerns over increasing crime rates and immigration, the wealthy residents of New York are redirecting their investments towards unique safety measures. This shift is visible in a notable increase in homeowners opting for security enhancements such as panic rooms and bulletproof doors.

Reasons Behind the Panic Rooms Trend

  1. Crime Fears: Assaults in New York City reached a record 28,000 incidents last year, contributing to a decline in residents’ sense of safety. The perceptible shift toward volatile instability across American society has fueled fears.
  2. Immigration Worries: Concerns about immigration have also played a role. New Yorkers are fortifying their homes with panic rooms and bulletproof doors like never before.
  3. Pandemic Impact: The pandemic made people realize how quickly society can break down, leading to increased concern about security. Business for panic room builders remained strong throughout the pandemic and hasn’t slowed down.
  4. Civil Unrest and Election Uncertainty: Growing apprehensions around civil unrest unfolding across the US and uncertainty over the upcoming US presidential election have prompted people to seek ways to protect themselves.

Not Just for the Elite

It’s not just the city’s elite partaking in this trend. Middle-class residents are also investing in safety measures. Contractors offer a range of security options, from high-end custom projects costing tens of thousands of dollars to more affordable solutions starting around $1,0001.

In a city where safety concerns are paramount, panic rooms have become a sought-after feature for homeowners seeking peace of mind in uncertain times. Whether it’s the fear of crime, immigration, or national turmoil, New Yorkers are taking proactive steps to secure their homes and loved ones. Experts suggest that for those considering panic rooms, a comprehensive security strategy that includes strong perimeter security and alarm systems might be a more holistic approach.

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