Never Fear Here!
From an ultra-secure parking garage in central England
to the top secret military complex known as Area 51 in Nevada, the world's most safe and secure places are a peculiar lot, according to a new study by the British science magazine ‘Focus’.
Here are the top 10 most secure places in the world, as identified by ‘Focus’ magazine:
1. Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station:
Built 2,000 feet underground, it serves as the command, control, communication, and intelligence center for the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) and Air Force Space Command missions. Cheyenne Mountain uses a worldwide system of satellites, radars, and sensors to provide early warning of any missile, air, or space threat to North America.
This data-protection company based six miles from Great Britain at Sealand in the North Sea has a finite list of people who are allowed access: authorized staff, investors, and members of the British royal family.
3. ADX-Florence Prison:
This Colorado maximum security prison uses highly sophisticated technology, such as electronic doors, cameras, and audio equipment, which allows a single prison guard to control the movements of numerous prisoners in several cell blocks.
4. Deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's Baghdad bunker:
This is no ordinary shelter. It was designed so its occupants could survive a direct hit from an atomic bomb and then live for six months.
5. The Mormon Church records vault:
It's not enough that the vaults are encased in rock at Granite Mountains, Utah. Metal gates bar the tunnel entrance. In order to visit, you must first pass inspection
by an armed guard and sensitive metal detection equipment
. Only then will the gates open.
6. Fort Knox:
Our nation's gold is safe. This bank vault that is lined with granite walls is protected by a door that weighs 24.6 tons. No one person is entrusted with the combination to the vault. Various members of the Depository staff must dial separate combinations known only to them. A nearby Army post provides additional protection.
7. The 1960s Bar:
This 1960s-era radiation-proof British pub is located deep underground in the Burlington bunker in Wiltshire, England. It's part of the British government's emergency government headquarters. Focus magazine says the pub's secluded location makes it perfect for the ultimate lock-in. Cheers!
8. Air Force One:
The president's personal aircraft is a modified Boeing jet that features the most recent safety technology. The airplane's mission communications system provides worldwide transmission and reception of normal and secure communications. The equipment includes 85 telephones, as well as multi-frequency radios for air-to-air, air-to-ground, and satellite communications.
9. Area 51:
UFOs and aliens beware! This top-secret U.S. military facility, located about 90 miles north of Las Vegas, was originally used to test the U2 spy plane. The area is also associated with UFOs and various conspiracy stories. The number 51 refers to a 6-by-10 mile block of land, at the center of which is a large air base the government will not discuss.
10. Bold Lane parking garage:
The most secure parking garage on Earth. Conveniently, it's located near a shopping center in Derby, England. Shop until you drop!