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Croma Security Solutions is a high security specialist but these 10 locations take security to a whole new level.  The following are some of the most guarded and most secure locations in the world.

1)   Area 51 is a top-secret air force base in Nevada, USA. It is very well guarded and has a no-fly zone. It is shrouded in mystery and has a reputation for being linked to research into UFOs and alien conspiracies.

2)   Federal Reserve Bank in New York, USA, is said to have roughly 25 per cent of the world’s gold stored there. The vault itself is 80 feet below street level and 50 feet below sea level. Expertly trained marksmen guard the perimeter of the building.

3)   The Safe House, built in Warsaw, Poland is the most secure private accommodation in the world. It looks like minimalist architecture but when under threat, every window, door and gate closes up with enormous concrete slabs and metal shutters. When sealed, the unit is impenetrable.

4)   Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen is also known as the ‘Doomsday Seed Vault’. This secure seed bank provides a safety net against the loss of diversity in traditional gene banks. The vault is located in a copper mine and the seeds’ security and survival is protected by blast-proof doors, motion sensors, airlocks and reinforced concrete.

5)   The Greenbrier in West Virginia, USA, is where Congress would seek safety during a nuclear attack. From the outside it is a picturesque 6,500-acre exclusive resort, but underneath are tunnels to a nuclear bunker complete with supplies, shielded by a 25-ton nuclear blast door.

6)   Fort Knox in Kentucky, USA, is home to the US Bullion Depository. It is located on a US Army base and is highly secure. The depository was once the trusted safe house for the country’s most important historical documents including the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.

7)   HavenCo was a controversial data haven located in a World War II naval fort in the North Sea. It was a self-declared sovereign principality, claiming that it had no restrictions on copyright or intellectual property for data stored on its servers. Its not known what data was stored there and its operations ceased without explanation.

8)   The Granite Mountain Records Vault in Utah, USA, is home to the world’s largest collection of genealogical records. It was built by the Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to preserve and protect records of importance to the Church. It is rumored that tempered climate control and motion and heat sensors protect the vault.

9)   USP Florence ADMAX in Colorado, USA, is the world’s most secure prison. Its nickname is “Alcatraz of the Rockies’ and its home to terrorists and the most dangerous criminals in America. Security measures include attack dogs guarding the area between the prison walls and high razor wire fences, motion detecting laser beams and pressure pads.

10)   Bold Lane Car Park in Derby is no ordinary public car park. The only way in is to hold a barcoded ticket, which is linked to your parking space. Once you have left your car, motion sensors turn on. There are emergency buttons inside that lock down the site within 45 seconds.

‘*Whilst the above has been prepared to a reasonable level, Croma Security Solutions Group PLC does not take any responsibility for any omissions, inaccuracies, or errors in the above list. Therefore, no action should be taken based upon it. The list is for entertainment purposes only. A bibliography / reference sheet is available upon request.’

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