How do Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Protect themselves?

How do Kim and Kanye stay safe?

Having just welcomed a new baby to the family the security around Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will be the best money can buy. After the robbery in Paris Kim and Kanye take their personal security very seriously. Take a look at the different measures they have taken to protect themselves, their children and their surrogate.


They have a panic room.

After Kim was bound and gagged during the Paris robbery she has spent a reported $100,000 on a state of the art panic room. A panic or ‘safe’ room is a fortified room installed in a property that can offer shelter or a hiding place for anyone living in the house. It can provide protection from fire, terror attack, and extreme weather as well as break ins. The Kardashian’s panic room will, according to reports, be made to withstand fire hotter than 1000 degrees and a 7.0 earthquake. We are also guessing that it will be pretty comfortable in there, often panic rooms have sofas and beds installed as well as food, meaning the occupant can survive in there for a number of weeks.



Round the clock security 

Again, after being held at gunpoint in Paris, Kim now has a round the clock security detail that apparently include trained officers who have guarded government officials and royalty. They appear whenever the couple leave their home, they provide not only a physical deterrent but also an intelligence angle. They can look at the family life and see if and where there are any venerable spots that criminals can take advantage of. So it’s not just the beefy guy in the tight t-shirt that is protecting Kim and Kanye, it’s the security you don’t see that is doing most of the work.


Armoured cars

Kim and Kayne are driven around in a fleet of armoured cars, meaning they can also be protected while on the move. Reportedly the cars can withstand attacks from landmines and rocket-propelled grenades. This is a measure usually reserved for presidents and other important figures. But when you have as much money as Kim and Kanye then you can afford the best protection.



Scaled back the social media

After the Paris robbery in 2016 Kim took a few months break from social media, as she feared that flashing her upgraded diamond engagement ring on Instagram is what caused the robbery. The robbers admitted to studying the stars social media pages to work out her movements in the days leading up to the break in. Kim has also stopped showcasing or even wearing any jewellery in her social media posts, as it showed her attackers the amount of expensive jewellery she had. Also by using apps such as snapchat and tagging yourself at locations on social media, not just celebrities leave themselves vulnerable, you do as well.


Protection for their surrogate

Having another woman carry your child for you must be stressful enough, add to that the pressure of being one of the most famous couples in the world and it’s no wonder Kim and Kanye spent millions protecting their surrogate. They rented her a house in a secret location and kitted it out with lots of security measures. Apparently there is stae of the art cameras filming every inch of the property, so there is no chance of intruders getting in. She also has a six man security team doing shifts to make sure she is protected 24/7 as well as a driver to take her wherever she needs.


So it seems that the Kardashian-Wests are one of the most secure families in the world, perhaps second only to the First Family. But when your life is so public and everyone knows where you are, what your wearing and how much you’re worth, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

New Year Resolutions for your Home

So it’s the middle of January and have you kept your new years resolutions? Have you gone for a run at least once a week? Cut out chocolate? Or quit smoking? Resolutions are hard to stick too, but one thing you can’t ignore is your home security. Whether you forget to lock the front door, leave the window open or not set the burglar alarm, you can set yourself home security resolutions that are easy to stick to!

 First resolution- do a security walk through

This involves inspecting your home, starting from the outside. Is there any damage to the doors or windows? If you have a security alarm, check that it is working. It’s also worth checking your home insurance policy and making sure all your security measures match their requirements. It’s worthwhile making sure the batteries to your smoke/fire alarm are working while you’re doing this check as well. You can get a free home security check with Keytek when one of our engineers comes to perform work on your home.


Second Resolution- Get in to some good home habits

Getting yourself into a routine with your home security is one of the best ways to secure your home. You could have the best burglar alarm money can buy, but if you forget to set it, it’s useless. Get in to a habit of setting the alarm or checking the front door is locked every time you leave the house. It doesn’t matter if you are popping to the corner shop for 10 minutes, on average it takes a burglar between 8-12 minutes to break into your home and get out again. Even less if you’ve left the front door open for them!! Leaving your home unsecured for any length of time is a big risk.


Third Resolution- Consider a security update

If you don’t already have a burglar alarm, then consider investing in one. The sight of an alarm alone may be enough to deter burglars, so it doesn’t have to be the most expensive or advanced model. Home surveillance will also deter potential thieves, if you set up a couple of cameras (even fake ones) at visible points around your home will make a difference. If you really wanted to up the ante you could invest in one of Yales latest range of ‘smart locks’ these are a range of front door locks that you can lock and unlock remotely with an app on your phone. There are also camera doorbells, which can show you who is stood outside your home. However if you don’t want to splash that much cash,  investing in a simple measure such as a security light can be very effective.

 Fourth Resolution- Make it look like you’re in

An empty house is a burglars dream, so making it look like there is life inside your home is a great way to put them off. You can buy light timers for relatively low prices and with lamps going on and off throughout the day it gives the impression that someone is inside. You can also buy a television replicator that simulates scene changes, light fades and on screen motion, so to anyone lurking nearby, it would seem that someone is watching the television. You could even invest in an automatic curtain opener, if you are going away for a long time. Much like a light timer, it will open and close your curtains at the times you set. A burglar is less like to break in if they think someone is at home, so it’s worth thinking about investing in one of these measures.


You may not be making it to the gym every day or given up drinking, but you can make your home safer with our safety resolutions. They are simple and easy to stick to, but can make a huge difference in keeping your home secure.

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