• Dec 15, 2009
RoboVault says its mission is "To protect your most valuable possessions from... Everything!" Run more like an automated shipping port than your typical storage unit, the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida-based company seems to have the kit to live up to its motto. First you pull your car onto the receiving pallet, then go through a host of security measures including retinal scans and a heartbeat detector. Once you've been approved by the system, a robotic arm comes for your car and removes it to your assigned steel mesh container in the bowels of the building.

Those 465 units are surrounded by a concrete-and-steel-reinforced building that can withstand bullets, fires, Category 5 hurricanes, and 200-mph winds. When the inevitable hurricane does come in for a landing, power outages are countered by RoboVault's back-up generator, which maintains 100 percent of the building's systems including the HVAC, motion and infrared detectors.

There are safe deposit boxes for smaller items, storage for 4,000 bottles of your finest hooch and a wine tasting operation if you have some time to kill after parking your exotic. And with all that, your Ferrari might be better prepared -- and more comfortable -- than you are the next time Mother Nature decides to bring the nasty.

[Source: MotoBullet]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Can it save a car from 2012??? lol but alot of semi rich people would use this to put their red ferraries so they can look at it like a painting until the batteries run out. Well i guess i cant hate on semi rich people because i would do that same thing if i had a red Ferrari..haha
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOL! These will sell like crazy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd love to watch this in action!
        • 5 Years Ago
        If you click on the link there is a you tube vid of it in action on there web site ......
        • 5 Years Ago
        Volkswagon has 2 huge robomated towers next to one of their plants where people pick up their new acquired vehicles.

        i think you're willing to like this more, this is just a machine is a dirty concrete building.
        http://www.square-mag.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/volkswagen_storage_towers1.jpg
        http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3294/2340829271_d7d55ebb52.jpg

        This is an actual 20-story car tower that takes up just 20% of the space of a conventional parking garage handling the same number of vehicles. Volkswagen uses the facility in a showy delivery process for its new-car customers.

        it can handle 2 vihicles @ same time.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB5dh1WbQMs&feature=related

        • 5 Years Ago
        Automated parking garages are the future!
        • 5 Years Ago
        LOL---insured by exactly who when the next BF Hurricane hits the Gulf? NOTHING withstands a 30 foot storm surge and 175mph winds. Scrubs it down to the ground.

        Maybe AIG will pick up the insurance for when this clown goes bankrupt and your 275GTO ends up in a container on the way to Kiev.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What about floods? In a cataclysmic 2012 sort of scenario, 80% of Florida would probably be under water.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Fellas, this is a vault. Think of it like a super-sized safe deposit box. Now, you wouldn't put your "run of the mill" GT car in a vault now would you? This is for something way more exotic, like that 1-off Ferrari you've bought just to auction it off when it's value is high enough. A special edition Zonda Cinque, or something really old and priceless. Not a prissy Ferrari California or a 6 series coupe. Million dollar stuff.


      'Course it wont matter after 2012 cause everyone will be dead :P lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      And just when I thought that gluttonous overspending had and all been exported to Dubai.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "The world has gone to hell, but at least I have my Maserati."

      ....people are stupid.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nothing can prepare your car for the huge earthquake in 2012.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That movie sucks- and blows.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ben Bova wrote a short story about a CA scientist who developed an earthquake prediction model and the model wasn't supported by a local computer....but enough info got out that everyone in his area headed East a couple days before the predicted Big One. LOL...the BIG ONE hit and the scientist, who happened to stay in his building on the West side of the SAF woke up looking at the seashore....with nothing but water between him and Europe.

        Think about it....
      • 5 Years Ago
      This makes no sense. If I was rich enough to own a supercar, I'd be rich enough to live in a place where I wouldn't have to worry about mother nature blowing down my hut exposing my possessions to rain and wind. If you have to give your possessions to someone else to keep them safe from wind and rain, maybe you should consider getting a solid, waterproof roof over your head first. That might be a start.
        • 5 Years Ago
        perhaps the way that some of these people GOT rich was a certain profession in a certian location. Miami plastic surgery for example?

        If you are a millionaire sure you could move somewhere else in the country and take a 65% paycut due to whatever made you rich isnt in demand in the "Safe" location.

        Risk vs Reward; if it meant making 500,000 a year in a rich ocean view area Versus 150,000 dollars a year in a boring inland state, the choice would be pretty obvious.
        matthew
        • 5 Years Ago
        I know right? They do make armored windows for houses, and you can have a house built out of concrete and steel if you want. I live in Central FL and we upgraded our house to be more hurricaine resistant. It makes sense that if you're super rich, you'd have a super house for your super cars.
        • 5 Years Ago
        LOL, jeff, I never suggested they leave Miami. If you're rich enough to own supercar toys, you should be able to live in a secure place where rain and water don't come in through the roof.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sounds like a great place to take your loved ones in the event of a massive hurricane... oh, and your family.
      • 5 Years Ago
      ...and they also said the Titanic wouldn't sink...

      In any match concerning humans vs nature, I'll take nature every time.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would rather be driving north on I-95 in my 200 MPH Grand Tourer when the hurricane is coming than paying God knows how much to leave it behind.
        • 5 Years Ago
        More like standing still on I-95 north in your 200mph grand tourer when the hurricane is coming.
        • 5 Years Ago
        problem is when a hurricane does come interstates bog down from all the other people trying to get away too. Even if you did get it out, you are on the road with a exotic car, crazed people who are even crazier from the storm.


        Statistically speaking leaving it in there is your best bet.
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