Yes! an EF5 tornado has ground-level wind speeds of up to 200 mph, while our shelters are designed to withstand 250 mph winds.
The doors on our shelters were tested at the Texas Tech Wind Science and Engineering Research Center. In order to pass the test, the door and frame must resist the impact from a 15 lb. 2x4 shot at 100 miles per hour.
Our doors swing outward but are designed to be removed in the event that something is slightly obstructing it from being opened.
Unlike steel structures, concrete typically does not impede cellular phone signals.
Yes. The shelter's ventilation is sized based on the number of occupants the shelter is rated for. The shelters meet the ventilation requirements of both the FEMA 320 Guideline as well as the NSSA/ICC Standard.
No. The door can be opened from the inside even if the lock is in place on the outside.