Hide-Away Storm Shelter

Hide-Away® Storm Shelter – Choose either our patent-pending, space saving, folding unit that pops out from the wall in as little 3 seconds – or our stationary model that can be configured in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your needs. All of our Hide-Away Storm Shelter models are certified to provide protection from devastating F-5 tornadoes. Every shelter is also rated for NIJ Level IIIA ballistic protection* (all handgun and shotgun rounds).

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Residential

Stationary Units

The stationary Hide-Away® storm shelter/safe room gives people an economical way to protect themselves from dangerous storms. Unlike below-ground units, this above-ground unit does not present a drowning hazard in the event of heavy rains.

Stationary Shelter Typical Drawings

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3 in 1 Safe Room™ – Stationary

The 3 in 1 Safe Room has been tested by the Texas Tech University Wind Science & Engineering Research Center (WiSE) to withstand and F-5 tornado. We also demolished an entire school building around one of our shelters, covering it in concrete, steel, brick and block, and when we dug it out, there was barely a dent in it; and the door and hinges worked perfectly.

Corner Units

The Corner Hide-Away® storm shelter/safe room fits in the corner with a left or right swing door to save on space. Unlike below-ground units, this above-ground unit does not present a drowning hazard in the event of heavy rains. It anchors to a concrete slab with heavy-duty grade anchors capable of withstanding 45,000 lbs of lifting force – the strongest possible from a tornado. It is made of quarter inch thick, high grade steel, with structural supports capable of protecting the inhabitants from falling, or flying, heavy debris such as trees, roofs, bricks, block and more.

Commercial

Stationary Units

The stationary Hide-Away® storm shelter/safe room gives people an economical way to protect themselves from dangerous storms. Unlike below-ground units, this above-ground unit does not present a drowning hazard in the event of heavy rains.

3 in 1 Safe Room™ – Stationary

The 3 in 1 Safe Room has been tested by the Texas Tech University Wind Science & Engineering Research Center (WiSE) to withstand and F-5 tornado. We also demolished an entire school building around one of our shelters, covering it in concrete, steel, brick and block, and when we dug it out, there was barely a dent in it; and the door and hinges worked perfectly.

Folding Units

The Hide-Away® is an innovative, space-saving storm/tornado shelter that can be folded to within 19 inches of a wall, when not in use, and quickly deployed, in just a few seconds, when the need arises. It provides a safe hiding place from storms, and will withstand up to an F-5 rated tornado.

Schools & Churches

School Safe Rooms

The solution to school security we’ve all been looking for …

  • Provides complete protection, even from military grade weapons
  • Fast, convenient and effective
  • Protects an entire classroom – not just a single person
  • Does not involve more guns as part of the solution – no armed guards

Folding Units

The Hide-Away® is an innovative, space-saving storm/tornado shelter that can be folded to within 19 inches of a wall, when not in use, and quickly deployed, in just a few seconds, when the need arises. It provides a safe hiding place from storms, and will withstand up to an F-5 rated tornado.

Key Features For All Units

  • Certified to withstand F5 tornadoes
  • Tested at National Wind Institute (NWI)
  • Meets FEMA 321/360 and ICC 500
  • Made of 1/4” steel
  • 1” locking pins and 1” continuous hinge
  • 3/4” diameter grade 5 bolts
  • Durable powder coat finish
  • Ventilation hoods
  • Modular bolt-together design
  • Anchors securely to concrete slabs
  • Electrical ground stud
  • Above-ground shelter – doesn’t flood
  • ATSA listed
  • Third party engineering certified

* Hide-Away shelters/safe rooms provide two levels of protection from armed intruders. The standard units (folding and stationary) are made of 1/4” thick steel to provide NIJ Level IIIA protection against hand guns and shotguns, which make up 90% of violent crimes, according to a Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report. If you want protection from high caliber and armor piercing rounds, you can order the Ballistic Option, which uses military grade steel that is used in combat vehicles to provide NIJ Level III protection up to 7.62 NATO rounds (.308 caliber).

Mennonite Disaster Service installed 15 Hide-Away storm shelters to give local residents safe haven from tornadoes and high winds from storms that frequent the plains. The Hide-Away storm shelter has been tested to withstand up to an F-5 tornado. Each is anchored to a concrete pad and made of quarter inch thick steel.

Video Gallery

Quitman School District Storm Shelter Testimonial

National Safety Shelters-Office Safety Pods

Media/News

Van Dropped on Storm Shelter

Do you think our storm shelter would withstand a vehicle being dropped on it after being lofted by a tornado? With the help of Six Crane Service, we put our shelter to the test.

Posted by Storm Shelters of Iowa on Saturday, June 15, 2019