Panic rooms and gun safes becoming a must have feature in London luxury homes
Most recently, in London luxury homes, panic rooms, gun safes and machinegun-proof doors are increasingly appearing as the newcomers are living in fear that there is lack of security in the UK capital. So many wealthy homebuyers are trying to settle in London. But they are very much tensed as they are thinking of their security. They are demanding the most advanced security systems around.
Andrew Langton, who is the managing director of high-end estate agent Aylesford, has commented that, “I recently showed a property to a billionaire eastern European and when he walked outside I presumed he had gone to look at the wonderful garden.” Andrew added, “He was actually inspecting the buildings that overlooked it.”
In recent times, Middle Eastern oil money and U.S. bankers have dominated the overseas investment in London. But the situation has changed. According to a property agent Savills, the current financial crisis and political tensions in areas like North Africa and Russia mean over 100 nationalities now park money in top London property.
London does not carry the same reputation for danger as cities like Cape Town or Rio de Janeiro. But the incidents in recent times have demonstrated that overseas residents are not necessarily safe from their rivals in London.