What is a doomsday bunker? Have you ever thought about the apocalypse? Or a worldwide virus breakout?
If your answer is “Yes”, then you’ve probably thought about where you’re going to stay and live for that time. Somewhere safe, I assume? While safety is the first thing you should be worrying about, you might as well live lavishly if you’re going to be stuck in there!
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What is a Bunker?
Bunkers are used and created for global or national outbreak. They can be found above ground, underground, or really anywhere you see fit!
Security bunkers are great for when things really start to go downhill. If something were to happen where typical shelters are too obvious or too destroyed to be habitable, a hidden bunker will keep you and your loved ones safe.
However, underground bunkers can get super expensive. So, how else can you protect your family through a crisis or apocalypse?
The easy answer is–install ballistic glass in your windows at home.
What is Ballistic Glass?
Ballistic glass is not “bullet proof” glass, because bulletproof glass does not exist. However, it is extremely resistant glass that will stop bullets from entering your home.
Unlike Hollywood expectations, the ballistic glass will not keep all of the bullets out. If it’s being continuously shot at, then it will start to break.
However, it does greatly slow down the possibility of home invasion and entry.
You could even use the ballistic glass to put in jewelry stores, business buildings, and even car windows!
Taking it a step further than ballistic glass, there is even glass with antimicrobial properties. This might not sound like a necessity, but depending on the situation at hand, it could be a life saver.
With situations like Coronavirus, you never really think about how many germs you come in contact with on the daily…until you’re forced to.
Having antimicrobial glass installed in your bunker can help to put your mind at ease. If you’re housing elderly people, children, or immunocompromised individuals, any preventative measure you can take is a necessity.
The way this glass works is with an antibacterial agent called ionic silver. The ionic silver is put into the glass for sustained activity–basically meaning that the unique composition on the glass kills the bacteria that comes in contact with.
The surface of the glass is almost slippery-like. While it does kill the bacteria, it also makes it more difficult for the bacteria to stick to the glass in the first place.
9 Products that will Benefit Your Bunker
Are you wanting to build your own doomsday bunker? Here are some of the best products to incorporate!
- Ballistic Glass
- Infinity Mirror Table
- Framed Mirror TV
- Two Way Mirror
- Smart Mirror
- Soundproof mirror
- Two Way Mirror Film
- 8. Dielectric Beamsplitter mirror (for mirror illusions)
- Two way mirror dome
#1. Ballistic Glass
As we’ve already discussed, ballistic glass is great for places where invasions are more likely to happen. The glass has several laminated layers that create a bullet resistant area.
There are layers of both glass an poly–the more layers it has, the more resistant it is!
When ordering, you can opt to have clear glass or a two way coating. The two way mirror coating is ideal for situations where you need to be able to see out, but you don’t want others to see in.
Ballistic glass is already used in banks and jewelry stores, so why not make it the next addition to your bunker?
#2. Infinity Mirror Table
Adding any type of infinity mirror to your doomsday bunker will add style, light, and entertainment to the area around you!
You could settle for an average table in your new security home, OR you could eat dinner on a table that goes on to infinity. Infinity mirror tables are so versatile, you wont regret making this purchase.
But, having an infinity mirror table that lights up? Proving both the utility use, plus adding additional light? AWESOME!
You can create an infinity mirror table by ordering a cheap table off of amazon, then buying a standard or first surface mirror, and a two way mirror.
The first surface or standard mirror goes on the bottom. The two way mirror goes on top, and then you sandwich some lights between! It’s as easy as that!
For more information about how to create an infinity mirror table, watch this YouTube video!
#3. Framed Mirror TV
Here’s the thing:
A framed mirror TV or “hidden” TV, might be the most aesthetically pleasing addition you could make to your home.
A Framed Mirror TV is a television that is also serves as a standard mirror. When the TV is on, all you see is a TV with a nice frame around it. However, when you turn it on, all you see is an elegant framed mirror!
When the TV is turned on, all you see is a framed TV with no tint or color distortion.
Our dielectric TV mirror is made with carefully cut and sanded dielectric glass, paired with stunning artisan frames. With various sizes and frames to choose from, a framed TV can be custom made to fit any home.
Bunkers are typically a little low on space, so this allows you to get the most bang for your buck AND save wall space.
#4. Two Way Mirror
If you need more privacy in your doomsday bunker, then a two way mirror is probably your best bet.
A two way mirror is a mirror that is both reflective and transparent–one side is 70% reflective, and the other side is 11% transparent.
Two way mirrors are commonly used in observation windows, interrogation rooms, infinity mirrors, stage magic, home privacy, and even store security.
You can use your two way mirror in your doomsday bunker to create more privacy within the space. Or place it where a window would be, so you can see out but no one can see inside.
We offer two way mirrors in glass or acrylic!
Want to know the best part?
Acrylic two way mirrors are lightweight, harder to break, and more portable. So, if you’re going to be moving the mirror around more, we recommend the acrylic for easier access.
#5. Complete Smart Mirror
The complete smart mirror is a great addition to any bunker or home!
The complete smart mirror is a system where the TV is larger than the mirror, thus allowing you to see yourself while also seeing the TV.
You can see yourself getting ready for the day, while having your notification/news/agenda show up in the mirror to remind you of what you have planned!
A smart mirror is great for a doomsday bunker because similar to the TV mirror, you are saving wall space and getting multiple uses out of the mirror.
Also, smart mirrors allow you to connect some of your favorite gaming systems! As well as show you the weather, display photographs, USB, HDMI, news, traffic updates, or anything that you program it to do!
You can use the smart mirror with any screen such as a TV, iPad, Tablet, etc.
#6. Soundproof Mirror
Soundproof glass is glass that solves noise problems and adds strength and security.
It is typically 1″ thick, but you can order a custom thickness.
The soundproof glass eliminates up to 95% of external noise that would normally come through a window.
So, it’s great for an area such as a safe room or a bunker because it could eliminate potential sounds that could put you in danger.
I mean, zombies are attracted to noise, right? Save yourself the hassle of fighting the undead!
The soundproof glass even increases insulation–it’s a great way to save energy, especially if energy is sparse.
Our soundproof glass is actually a two way mirror as well. You get all the benefits of a two way mirror, as well as soundproof glass.
The soundproof glass can even be tempered the strengthen its application even more!
#7. Two Way Mirror Film
Do you already have glass and windows, but you love the idea of having the security of the two way mirror?
The two way mirror film can be applied to any glass that is already installed! All you need is the film, the application kit, and a standard piece of glass! Then BAM! You have a two way mirror!
It gets even better:
The film is super easy to install. Not only are you getting that privacy, but you’re also not breaking the bank OR your back trying to set it up.
It also offers the same security of the two way mirror in glass or acrylic!
The film can be used for privacy, infinity mirrors, hidden cameras, stage effects, office privacy, and more! The film can be used for many reasons.
For more information on the mirror film, its uses, and how to apply it, we recommend this video!
#8. Dielectric Beamsplitter Glass
The dielectric glass is great to use to create optical illusions such as Pepper’s Ghost effect, 3D displays, photo booths, barcode scanners, holograms, and more!
Using this glass to create unique projects such as the ones listed above will definitely keep you busy during a national lock down or other doomsday crisis.
A dielectric beamsplitter mirror reflects 40% of light. The glass is also tint free, and has an anti-reflective coating on the backside to eliminate the double reflection.
To view what you can do with a dielectric beamsplitter mirror, watch the videos below!
How To Make A Hologram
How to Make a Photo Booth
#9. Two Way Mirror Dome
Two way mirror domes are great for doomsday bunkers because they allow you to see what’s around the corner, as well as adding the extra security of hiding a camera behind it.
Two way mirror domes are great for hidden cameras! By simply mounting a camera behind the dome, it allows you to record potential intruders (or zombies) without being seen.
Another highly beneficial use of the two way mirror dome would be placing it in a tight corner. This enables you to see who’s coming, as long as they don’t see you first!
The dome would also be useful to simply see who’s coming in and out of your shelter.
There you have it–Nine products that are perfect for your doomsday bunker! Comment below helpful tips and tricks or ideas that you have!
Article Author: Hannah