Secure home safes are frequently used by homeowners to store important documents, small amounts of money, and jewelry. In reality, however, the security of your possessions is largely determined by where you store them as much as by what you store them in.
Safes parked in places that are obvious invite thieves to find and steal them, so it makes sense to park them in an inconspicuous, unreachable area. Most of our attention will be focused on the closet. Money and valuables are always sought after by burglars as soon as possible.
By searching for valuables for a longer period of time, they have a better chance of being noticed. If your hiding spot is difficult to locate, you are less likely to be a victim of a burglary.
If you want to hide your safe at home, you have plenty of options. A great place to conceal your safe should be planned before purchasing one. The decision to choose a safe is much easier if you already know what kind and where you want the safe to be placed.
Hiding A Safe In A Closet
Is the security of your valuables important to you? Do you want to know how to hide a safe in a closet? With these tips, you can increase the security of your home by adding discreet locks and safes that are hidden inside your closets.
Safes come in a variety of sizes and shapes that will affect how they can be hidden. It is sometimes necessary to put a safe on the floor because they are relatively large. A standard depth closet shelf can be used to mount other closet safes.
It doesn’t matter how you hide the safe, the key is to put it behind a cabinet, mirror, or hidden door.The closet system you have designed can be used as a place to store valuables.
Use a closet safe to safeguard valuable papers, jewelry, and more when it is paired with hidden drawer and door locks.A hidden closet safe can be hidden with drawer locks, mirrors that serve as doors, and hidden drawer locks.
Floor Safes For Closets
Large floor safes are preferred by some homeowners. It usually weighs quite a bit, and its floor attachment is not required. As a matter of fact, getting it up and down the staircase and into the closet is often a challenge.
The average weight of this safe is 250 pounds and higher, so you won’t want to move these heavy safes very often. Rather than attempt to relocate it, you should conceal its location.
Putting a locked cabinet door behind both a small and large safe can provide some protection. Style the door in a different manner if you can. For a traditional safe hiding method, you could use an oil painting.
A fancy painting inside a closet may seem odd and attract exactly the kind of unwanted attention you are looking to avoid. To conceal any size safe, a camouflaged door camouflaged to look like a full-length mirror mounted to the wall is a good option.
There is little attention paid to closet mirrors, although they are a common accessory. Alternatively, you can create the illusion that the door is actually a drawer front or file cabinet by hiding it within a bank of shelves.
Small Closet Safes
A small closet safe is easier to conceal due to its small size. Choosing a safe that will fit on closet shelves is the trick to buying a closet safe. For most closet shelves, the depth should not be more than 14 inches and the width should not exceed 18 inches.
Safes also must be able to be mounted to a fixed section of the closet in a way that can’t be easily removed by the owner. The bolts should enter the closet through the safe, not the other way around.
Safes should be only dislodged from shelves by people with access to the safe door.Before you buy a safe, read its specifications. Steel is a good material for safes. A minimum thickness of 4mm should be used for the door and 2mm should be used for the walls.
A door with two bolts is more secure than one. In the event of a power outage, the electronic keypad on your closet safe should have emergency keys. In the event that you become locked out, do not store the emergency key inside the safe.
Camouflaging The Safe
A safe does not have to be integrated into the home. Just as easily, camouflage works for them, although hiding becomes more difficult as the safe gets larger. Safes are easily stored in closets, for example, because they are small and portable.
The safe can be hidden behind washers and dryers, or you can buy safes that look like stacks of stacked books, and then place the safe on the bookshelf with other books.
In addition to hiding safely inside pianos, armoires, bed frames, and garage tool shelves, portable safes are also great for keeping in the garage. Safes larger than this need to be hidden, such as behind the water heater or the furnace.
Use Hidden Locks on Your Cabinet Doors & Drawers
You can conceal your safe by installing hidden locks on doors and mirrors. Putting something valuable behind a closed door will appear less obvious. Install a traditional key-operated lock instead of drilling a hole. An experienced thief will find it almost immediately no matter where you put it.
To truly hide a lock on the outside, it must be completely transparent. Putting up a sign that says, “valuables hidden here” is like putting a sign up that says “valuables hidden here.” An alternative to a keyed lock usually involves some sort of radio frequency lock.
Radio-controlled Stealth Lock® locks are among the best on the market. Cabinets and drawers can both be secured with this type of lock. A single receiver/passcode can control several doors and drawers if desired.
In addition to locking jewelry drawers, hidden locks are useful for securing closets. Stealth Lock® will prevent drawers from being opened as long as the drawers themselves are sturdy.
It also offers the advantage of locking or unlocking multiple drawers of jewelry at once using one transmitter, which can cover a large collection. All you need to do is secure your jewelry drawers with these locks.
Small Home Safes
There are several “faux” products you can use to hide valuables or cash. Create a fake outlet by installing one directly into the wall. There should be a hidden hiding spot behind the outlet cover.
Be sure to install a fake outlet an equal distance from other outlets on the wall so it does not look out of place.
When positioned on top of a full bookcase, hollowed-out books create another location to hide money. A hollowed-out safe in the shape of a stack of CDs, a counterfeit drink or food can, or a closet light are among the products available on the market.
It is common for children’s toys to accumulate in their rooms, creating a mess if the child isn’t reminded to pick them up on a daily basis. Putting oversized toys in your garage, or outdoors, such as ride-on vehicles and playhouses large enough for your child to play in, may be necessary.
You can assign all the toys in the room a place after playtime, like a game closet, a toy box, or a storage bin. Toys must be put back where they belong after use.
If a game came from a hallway game closet, for example, it must be put back when the game is over. You can also use the toys to create a diversion safe. I will post another article on this topic.
Make Your Closet Safe Invisible
Have you ever wondered how a closet safe can be hidden? Consider the size of the safe before you buy it. The dimensions of the safe are critical if you intend to keep it on your closet shelf with your papers and jewelry. It should fit a space measuring 18 inches wide by 14 inches deep.
You can then cover it with a cabinet door, so it won’t stick out from your closet system. It is recommended to conceal larger safes behind doors. To make it even better, consider using a cabinet door that looks like a mirror or other common closet accessory.
Safes on a shelf or floor have the same application. You can also use the Stealth Lock® to prevent your cabinet doors from opening without a code. These tips will assure that no one will find out what you are hiding in your closet.
Homeowners have unique properties that make them unique. In some houses, a solution may be a good idea, while in others it would be terrible. Always seek advice from a professional when in doubt. The time and money you invest in installing a safe in your closet (even the most basic one) is well worth it if you have valuables at home.