If you are so paranoid you have trouble sleeping, the Quantum Sleeper is just the thing for you. It’s a bed made to protect you from biological and chemical terrorist attacks, natural disasters (tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), kidnappers/stalkers and features bulletproof “saferoom” protection (hat tip Boingboing).
The basic Quantum Sleeper unit consists of an aluminum bed frame and headboard with polycarbonate, bullet proof plating that is designed to provide a protective barrier (shielding) between a perpetrator or environmental condition and the homeowners or occupants.
The bullet proof polycarbonate barrier is designed to stop bullet penetration, blows from impact, forced entry and provide a sealed temporary safe room and environment from burglars, terrorist or harmful gasses and also provide protection from the destructive forces of tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes and floods. The unit can also be fitted with defensive devices customized to the requests of the purchasers such as tear gas spray, robotic arms, or projectile weaponry. It is designed to enable the person(s) inside the unit to see out and prevent those outside from seeing in.
The unit is equipped with a bio-chemical filter in case of bio-chemical attack and a rebreather system to enable the operator to seal off all outside air and provide breathable air for a specified amount of time. This system is used in such a case where the unit operator may need to release tear gas or another form of gaseous material in defense against a burglar or terrorist. The rebreather system is also useful as the ultimate protection (safe room) from weapons of mass destruction that may be used during biological warfare, chemical warfare, bio-chemical attack or other type gas attack that could release an unknown or new form of hazardous gas. There are doors on either side of the unit next to the headboard that have an emergency release button that when pressed will cause the doors to pop open in case of mechanical failure or loss of power to the operating systems. (Product site)
Of course I haven’t even scratched the surface (because the surface is unscratchable) of this miraculous bed. Yes. Keep reminding yourself. It’s a bed. Of course there are a few problems. You have to plug it into a standard 110 volt outlet, but I’m sure the grid will be up in all the emergencies you’d care about. Also it weighs a ton (literally: 2000 lbs) so if you are going to put it anywhere but a ground floor you need a structural engineer to certify your floor will hold. Basic means no extra options. Like?
- CD player,
- DVD Screen with PC hookup,
- Microwave and Refrigerator
- Cellular Phones, CB and Short-wave Radios
You can also get Family Units with several beds electronically connected and “equipped so that a parent or guardian can remotely operate the children’s units from their sleeper and be able to view and talk with them from the safety of the their unit.”
Let’s face it. You can’t put a price on security. The US has proved that with the Iraq War and taking off our shoes before getting on a plane. That stuff has cost trillions. In comparison the cost of the basic Quantum Bed is a pittance.