Effective home security by Bee-Safe is often a choice but not for these highly secured facilities. These 8 locations are well known worldwide for being the most protected structures on planet earth – some capable of withstanding a nuclear bomb.
1 – Fort Knox, Kentucky (USA)
Fort Knox is ranked as the most secure place in the world. It is the home to America’s monetary assets (Gold), Fort Knox is recognized for being one of the most secure places on Earth. It is estimated that around 5,000 tons of gold are housed here (that is about 2 percent of all gold on Earth!). There is a bank vault hidden very deep within a basement of the depository which has a 250-ton vault door at its entrance. If that wasn’t enough security, the entire location is surrounded by a military base to ward off any intruders and respond with force if attacked.
2 – Area 51, Las Vegas Desert, Nevada (USA)
You have probably heard of Area 51, the high-security military base and research facility that’s thought to be housing some of the world’s biggest secrets and coverups. Many believe it is used for concealing information on aliens and UFO sightings. Of course, we’ll probably never know because the level of security here is so high that we may never know what is is going on inside. Motion sensors and patrols of armed guards are in constant use throughout the base. Outdoor guards are always on the lookout for invasive forces. It’s so secure this is the best picture you can get!
3 – Vatican Secret Archives, Vatican City (Italy)
The Vatican is home to some of the most sacred and important religious documents and ledgers in history. There is an estimated 35,000 volumes of information on the Roman Catholic Church kept in a separate, secret building that’s not part of the Vatican Library. The ownership of this information is passed down from Pope to Pope, and it’s one of the most secret, secured and mysterious places on Earth. There are very few photos of the building that have be released.
4 – The White House, Washington, D.C. (USA)
The White House, protected by 18 acres of highly secure, protected land, is the home of the President of the United States, staff members, delegates and other key officials. The iconic building’s security details are not all know but many say it is equipped with missile defense systems and so much more. It is without a doubt one of the most secure buildings in the world. Fit with an iron fence that envelopes the entire premises, bulletproof windows and well as a special secret service detail devoted to protecting the First Family at all times and at all costs.
5 – Bold Lane, Derby, England (UK)
Built in the 1970s, it’s open 24 hours a day and has 440 parking spots that are protected with individual barcodes, sensors and other high-tech security equipment – the barriers also come down if security is breached. This location is known for having the world’s most secure multi-storey car park. The security measures were introduced in the 90s after the car park become a popular location for crime and drug use.
6 – The Granite Mountain Records Vault, Utah, USA
Owned by the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, this building is home to the largest archive of genealogical records and historical information. The building is based inside the Granite Mountain in Utah, and the atmosphere is climate controlled to ensure the documents remain preserved.
7 – Saddam Hussein’s Bunker, Baghdad (Iraq)
Destroyed years ago, this bunker ranked at seven in our list of most secure places on earth. The building was designed to protect Saddam Hussein in the event of a military attack, withstand the blast of a nuclear bomb, and had room for about 50 people. It’s not known just how many rooms the bunker had, but the main room did have impressive 60-foot high ceilings! Located nearly 100 feet underground, the bunker was the epitome of security – three-ton Swiss-made doors, 5 foot thick walls, 6 foot thick reinforced concrete ceiling and two escape tunnels. It withstood several US attacks, including bunker busters and 20 cruise missiles.
8 – Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs (USA)
Home to a number of government organisations, the Cheyenne Mountain Complex is the intelligence, command and control center for the United States Space Command missions and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Built during the Cold War, this high-security facility features super-strength blast doors. These heavily armored doors can survive a multi-megaton nuclear detonation and each door weighs 25 tons.