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).


Stationary Units

  • Economical
  • Modular design
  • Installs in any room
  • Can be expanded/modified to accommodate evolving needs.
  • Variety of shape/configurations to accommodate different space requirements

3 in 1 Safe Room 
3 in 1 Safe RoomTM Stationary Units


Folding Units

  • Folds against wall when not in use
  • Frees up valuable floor space
  • Patent pending design
  • Deploys quickly - under 10 seconds



Corner Shelter
Corner Units


School Safe Rooms

  • Folds against wall when not in use
  • Deploys quickly - under 10 seconds
  • Holds up to 25 students and a teacher
  • Located in the classroom for fast, safe access
  • Ballistic protection from armed intruders*
  • Tested to withstand F5 tornadoes


Safety 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



  • Custom paint colors
  • NOAA weather radio
  • Interior lights
  • Vision panel
  • Fold down seat
  • Outdoor polyethylene coating
  • Combination/Key Pad Lock

* 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.


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