Many Americans believe the economic downturn is going to get worse – so they are buying state-of-the-art gun safes to hide inside their beds.
The BedBunker weighs 1,300lbs and features locks used in high-security government buildings like the Pentagon.
Worried homeowners can 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.
‘Traditional large safes can occupy a lot of space and typically need to be placed in an 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.’
The safes, which cost between $2,200 and $4,200, are made in the U.S. of a 10 gauge steel body and 140lb gas piston-assisted doors.
Heracles also offers a patented trip-wire burglary and infrared system that floods the home with pepper spray when homeowners are out – forcing burglars to flee.