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Home Security of the Rich and Famous

Celebrities, they’re just like us, only a little more extreme at times when it comes to home security. We’re aware of some of the common strategies celebrities use for security, but we take a closer look at some of the not-so-common ways they protect their families and homes.

How Do Some Celebrities Really Protect Their Homes?

How Do Some Celebrities Really Protect Their Homes?

*Snap snap* [Cameras]

Such is part of the everyday lives of celebrities. Although their lives are on a greater level of display than the average individual’s, they still share the same basic needs that we do, such as security.

According to our 2019 home security survey, we found out that 38% of Americans currently have home security systems. And with the rise and prominence of smart home devices like smart locks, smart thermostats, smart lights, and more, it would come as no surprise to understand that even celebrities use smart technology, albeit in some cases to another degree, in order to help secure their homes. Here’s a few of our favorites

But, what about some of the more clever, a-typical home security solutions?

You’re already aware of bodyguards and bulletproof vehicles, so we take a closer look at some of the lesser known tactics and equipment that the rich and famous use to protect their homes.

5 Unusual (and Clever) Ways the Rich and Famous Protect Their Homes

1. A Moat
House with a moat

1. A Moat

Yep, it’s just like you think—a body of water surrounding a home.

 

Who are we to argue with a classic? Believe it or not, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s mansion features a moat, which admittedly, will surely deter would-be intruders better than a standard fence. (No word if filled with alligators or something like that).

2. A Panic Room
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2. A Panic Room

This might not be new to your ears, but a panic room is basically a secured chamber where anyone can stay put in the event of a security threat. Some chambers feature bullet-proof (and even bomb-proof) doors, access to a phone, access to security system footage, and food supplies. Some celebrities like George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin have added a panic room to one of their homes.

3. A Full-Time Security Team
Bodyguard at car

3. A Full-Time Security Team

Another way some celebrities protect their homes and families is by employing a full-time security team. The positive is that there’s always someone around-the-clock guarding their home, whether guards are at the entrance or in an undisclosed location in the home. Beyonce and Jay-Z go above and beyond with planned development for a compound to house security personnel for their Los Angeles home.

4. Flash Fogging
Fog in house

4. Flash Fogging

Whenever an intruder is detected, one clever way to catch them off guard and prevent them from carrying out their plans is through flash fogging. One of the biggest benefits of this tactic is that intruders will have less visibility, making it harder to vandalize property or steal goods.

5. Nuclear-Biological-Chemical (NBC) Attack Shelters
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5. Nuclear-Biological-Chemical (NBC) Attack Shelters

These shelters are made to resist nuclear bombs, biological attacks, and chemical attacks. Usually, these chambers are equipped with supplies so that someone could hunker down until the impending threat is clear. This is definitely one of the more extreme security measures.

Even Celebrities Aren’t Immune to Burglary

Even Celebrities Aren’t Immune to Burglary

Usher and Adam Lambert fell victim to burglary several years ago. Jason Yaselli and Benjamin Ackerman were both “charged with burglarizing the homes” of the two singers in addition to other homeowners in Los Angeles. Allegedly, more than $500,00 was reported stolen “through fraud and embezzlement.” Electronics, memorabilia, jewelry, and other items were among the 2,000 or more items stolen.

No one is immune to burglary, but there are precautions that people can take to help protect themselves and their families from incidents like this one.

What the Average American Can Learn From the Rich &…

What the Average American Can Learn From the Rich & Famous

Although the rich and famous may go to extreme lengths to protect themselves and their families, one thing that the average American can learn is that having measures in place is better than having nothing at all. Whether that’s owning a professionally monitored home security system, a DIY security system, or only security cameras – these are measures that matter (even if they may appear a little extreme to others).


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Jalesa Campbell

Jalesa is one of Safety.com's staff experts on home security, natural disasters, public safety, and family safety. She's been featured on Today.com and elsewhere.