Top Tips on How to Hide your Home Safe
Up until a few decades ago, safes were only found in very wealthy households, but they have become increasingly common in recent years. Hiding a safe somewhere in your house can help keep your most valuable objects secure. Plus, nowadays, you can buy one for a very reasonable price. So, there’s just one last question you need to ask yourself: where should you hide your safe?
In this article, we’ll give you some advice on how to choose the best place to hide your safe. A good hiding place will help ensure your most valuable possessions are secure, and give you greater peace of mind. If you don’t choose the right place, it won’t really matter how good a safe you have, as any light-fingered visitor will easily be able to find it…
Forget the usual places
There’s no point in having a safe if you don’t hide it in the right place. We would recommend avoiding the usual hiding places – like hiding it behind a painting.
To do this, it’s best to think about the different places you can hide your safe. You should discard the first ideas that come to mind and think about cleverer, less accessible places. For example, no one ever expects to find one in the kitchen, bathroom or children’s bedroom. The first places thieves are likely to check are the living room and the study.
It’s becoming increasingly common to hide safes under the floor. This option makes them practically impossible to find. When it comes to hiding a floor safe, you’ll need to think about the depth of your floor space and make sure that you don’t go deeper than the pipes or any other structural elements of your home.
Once you’ve installed your safe, you’ll need to make sure it is as inconspicuous as possible. The best way to do this is to cover it with floor tiles or laminate flooring. That way, no one will even realize it’s there. Another option is to place a piece of furniture or a rug over the top of your safe.
The option you choose will depend on how often you need to access your safe. For example, it wouldn’t be practical to place a piece of furniture on top of your safe.
As well as hiding your safe in the floor, another option is to install it in the wall or in a pillar in your house (although the idea of hiding it behind a painting or mirror is seriously over-used). But if you’re clever about it, and know how to camouflage it, it’s a great place to hide your strongbox.
The only disadvantage of this type of safe is that they are more difficult to install, as it requires making a hole large enough to hold the box. However, they are one of the safest options these days. Whether it is worth the trouble will depend on how valuable your items are.
Hiding a safe behind a wall socket
The idea of hiding a strongbox behind a wall socket is one of the most ingenious options. These are a really great invention, and more and more stores sell these types of safes. At first sight, all you can see is a normal wall socket, which should be exactly like the other sockets in your house, so as not to arouse any suspicion.
When you need to access your safe, you simply loosen the socket and enter the passcode to access your possessions. Following on from the idea of hiding safes behind everyday items, you can also hide your safe behind an air vent or another ventilation system.