"Nightingale floors" were floors designed to protect the Samurai. They made a chirping sound when walked upon.
The Samurai knew that despite all their defenses, their advanced training and resources, it was only a matter of time before enemies would break in. They realized their only hope of survival was to detect the assassin as early as possible.
These nightingale floors were used as a security device, assuring that no one could sneak through the corridors undetected.
The ingenious design has multiple advantages: Like the would-be assassin, it’s sneaky. It looks like an ordinary floor, but it’s constructed so that the nails rub against a jacket or clamp as someone walks over the floorboards, causing a chirping noise like a
The result is an alarm system the intruder cannot detect until it’s too late. The nightingale floor not only sounds the alarm when an intruder enters, but it also pinpoints the intruder’s location.
It’s time for your own nightingale floor.