Security is important for our peace of mind, whether it’s ensuring your front door is locked at home, or hiring security guards to protect your retail business or hotel. However, there are some premises which require more security than most; from banks, to government buildings, prisons or museums. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the most secure places in the world, so if you want to know more about how they’re protected – read on.
Fort Knox – Kentucky, USA
Fort Knox houses many of America’s monetary assets, including around 5,000 tons of gold. The bank vault is hidden in a basement with a 250 ton door at the entrance, and the building itself is reinforced with steel to protect it from attacks. If that wasn’t enough, the entire location is surrounded by a military camp, plus rumours that the site includes electric fences, landmines and laser-triggered machine guns.
Vatican Secret Archives – Vatican City, Italy
The headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church includes archives housing some of the most sacred and rare documents in religious history. An estimated 35,000 volumes of information are stored here, and it’s so secretive that very few photos of the place exist. Information is passed down from Pope to Pope, and only a research officer can enter the archives with special permission, which is granted very rarely.
The White House – Washington D.C, USA
As you’d expect, the home of the President of the United States is heavily guarded, and it remains one of the most secure buildings in the world, with features including an iron fence around the entire premises, bulletproof windows, a nuclear bunker, and a 15 mile radius no-fly zone over the area. There are even special taste testers employed to ensure that no food for the President has been poisoned!
Bold Lane Car Park – Derbyshire, UK
It may not be as fancy as the places listed above, but this UK car park is one of the most secure buildings around. Following a wave of crime and drug abuse, the car park was fitted with a range of high-tech security equipment. Each driver gets a unique barcode ticket that’s synchronised with their driving space, there’s a movement sensor under each car which goes off if it’s moved without permission; plus an impressive 190 surveillance cameras.
Area 51, Nevada, USA
Most people are aware of at least one conspiracy theory surrounding Area 51, and it remains one of the most secure places on earth. The military research facility is protected by motion sensors, a patrol of armed guards, and a no fly zone throughout the entire site.
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