Frequently Asked Questions
Hinged with 1/2 inch diameter stainless steel pin barrel hinges, Armored Closet Tornado Shelters and Safe Rooms wall and ceiling panels are made of 3/16th inch steel plates. The entire uni-body door module is made entirely of 1/4 inch steel plate.
In order to ensure a sturdy Armored Closet, Concrete Anchor Bolts are secured to your concrete foundation and provide 4,660 lbs. of peak pull-out holding strength per bolt. Units range from 55,000 to 100,000 lbs. of tinsel pull-out strength.
3/16” F-5 Impact Channels are welded to the inside of the 1/4” plate steel door and are strategically located to give impact strength to the 1/2” barrel hinges and hardware array.
The Armored Closet is proud to feature an F - 5 Lever Guard. We are the only company with this feature. Lever - Guard is a feature that prevents the keyed lever handle from becoming dislodged during high winds and turning into projectile debris.
In addition to being bullet proof, The Armored Closet features Triple-Post F-5 LatchboltsTM. In a high - threat situation, this feature can be the difference between life and death for your family. Our triple-post, 3/4“ stainless steel pin F-5 Latchbolts combined with the Schlage Grade 1 Deadbolts give you the security your family needs from burglary and home invasion.
With The Armored Closet, you won't be left in the dark. Our shelters feature LED Lighting. Incredibly bright, magnetically attached and battery-powered, these lighting systems will stay lit for months.
Thanks to our exclusive Vent - Shield, located at the top of the steel entry door, your Armored Closet will be protected from wind debris. The Vent - Shield is welded to the interior side of the shelter door on the other side of the door vent slots.
We are proud to offer a variety of different features in The Armored Closet. Your Armored Closet can be outfitted with an Optional Electronic Door Lever. Adding keyless, digital entry adds another layer of security to your Armored Closet.
In addition to many of our other add - on features, we are happy to offer a FIRE - SAFE Vault to our listed of optional features. The SentrySafe FIRE-SAFE offers 1-hour of UL classified fire protection and is also ETL verified for 1-hour of fire protection for CDs, DVDs, memory sticks and USB drives.
These vaults are secured into the Armored Closet with four grade 8 bolts fastened to the back side of the unit with a bracket. All safes come protected with a custom security code.
In addition to a host of other optional add - ons, it would be our pleasure to equip your Armored Closet with a Winchester 10 - Gun Safe. This gun safe is designed to accommodate the Winchester 10 - Gun model. The safe features 9.3 cubic feet of safe storage to hold 10 long guns.
Weighing in at 200 pounds, the safe has six locking bolts, with security on both sides of the door. All of the safes we feature are made in Fort Worth, Texas.
To test The Armored Closet, we fired a semi - automatic handgun with 45 caliber and 9mm bullets at a 3/16 inch metal plate in a test chamber.
Tested against a 45 caliber semi-automatic handgun/brass/full metal jacket round fired at point blank range (distance of 4 feet). The bullet produced a 1/16 inch impression and bent the test plate 1/4 inch steel armor door with no penetration. Bullet shattered and flattened.
Tested against a 9mm semi-automatic handgun using a 124 gr / brass / full metal jacket round fired at point blank range (distance of 4 feet). Produced a 1/64 inch impression and zero penetration. Bullet shattered and flattened.