The Most Secure Places in the World

Delta Locksmith Houston delivers an ultra-safe range of high security locks, alarms, CCTV and other high-level anti-intrusion devices. With this in mind, we have compiled top-3 list of “The Most Secure Places in the World” for your interest.

  1. The United States Bullion Depository, Kentucky, USA. Known as “Fort Knox” because of the nearby army base, it is the home of the U.S. gold reserves and keeps secure over 4,500 tons of gold in an underground in a vault beneath the fortress behind an impressive 22-ton blast proof door to which no one single knows the combination – it has been disseminated between ten people for extra-security! The vault and fortress are also reinforced with fences, armed guards, the U.S. Mint Police (whose entire job is to guard the gold), alarms and cameras. In the unlikely event of a successful break in, the army at Fort Knox is authorized to assist with protection in the form of 30,000 soldiers, artillery, an Apache helicopter and tanks. They can be in position within seconds.
  2. ADX Florence Supermax Prison, Colorado, USA: This is regarded as the most secure prison in the world and is full notorious criminals and terrorists including the Oklahoma Bomber, Timothy McVeigh. Prisoners are kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day in 4 feet by 4 feet cells that are wired with motion detectors, lasers and CCTV. The entire prison has 1,400 remote controlled steel doors, guard dogs and 12 foot high barbed wire fences surrounded with sniper towers on order to shoot any escaping prisoner.
  3. Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Spitsbergen Island, Norway: A vault for seeds might sound a bit peculiar but Svalbard exists to offset the catastrophe that would be caused by a disaster wiping out all of the world’s crops. It contains 250 million individual seeds and is build 390 feet inside a mountain covered by permanent frost and at an elevation of 430 feet. The island itself is extremely remote and there are no roads leading to it, making it incredibly difficult to find or reach.