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  • 29 March 2012, 9:39

BedBunker aims to buck crime

BedBunker Heracles Research Barcroft

American's fearing a rise in crime during the economic downturn are buying state-of-the-art gun safes hidden inside their beds.

The BedBunker weighs a whopping 1300lbs (92 stone) empty and features locks used in government high security buildings like the Pentagon.

Worried homeowners can now store 35 rifles and 70 hand guns underneath them while they sleep.

Product inventor and designer John Adrain, from Heracles Research Corporation, said a number of billionaires have begun buying his product.

"Home invasions are on the rise," he said. "More people are looking for secure places to store their valuables and weapons.

"What better place is there to store things than secretly under your bed?

"Traditional large safes can occupy a lot of space and typically need to be placed in an out-of-the-way inconvenient location such as the basement or garage.

"The basement and garage also have the highest humidity in the home, which can damage your belongings.

"Also, a majority of safes can be moved out of your house while you're away.

"But the BedBunker means your bed will weigh a lot in a part of the house where it will be almost impossible to move."