Creative & Clever Ways to Hide Your Safe

how to hide a safeEveryone knows what a safe is for.  You don’t put just anything in a safe, you store your most valuable items. These valuable items might not only be of monetary value, rather items of great importance. This can include, titles, deeds, birth certificates, passports, and Social Security cards. Stuff you don’t want to land in the wrong hands.
 
Even though you own a safe which greatly increases the safety of these items doesn’t mean that your safe can’t be stolen or broken into. For this reason is why it’s smart to place your safe in a smart and concealed area.  Here are some helpful hints and ideas that will hopefully help you decide where to place yours.

     

  1. Inside a closet is a great spot to put a safe.  Typically a closet in the master bedroom or office. It’s most important that it’s not in an area of high foot traffic or visibility. You want to make sure the safe stays out of sight, which is why if you can hide it in a walk in closest behind some hanging clothes this will ensure it’s not easily found or transported.
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  3. Under the stairs. Most homes have that awkward half room, half closet space under the stairs. This is another secluded spot which can easily be concealed and forgotten. Sometimes these rooms can be setup with flush doors that look like a wall panel and are discernable to the naked eye.
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  5. Have an old fridge? Fridges can pretty easily be converted into a handy hiding spot. This can be used if you don’t have a super-secret room under the stairs and all you have a corner in your garage. Again, you don’t want the garage door being open and someone to drive by and spot your safe. This makes your house an easy target. Hiding your safe in the Fridge can disguise it in plain sight.
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  7. Building the safe into a wall can be a great option if you have the means to make it happen. This is ideal because the safe can be concealed completely behind the wall. If someone does happen to find where it’s at removing it becomes far more difficult and will require more tools and time by the thieves.
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  9. The easiest and least expensive route to hiding your safe is to use a cardboard moving box. This will help conceal it but doesn’t require too much protection outside of disguise.

 
Hopefully these tips will give you a better idea where to place your safe and what may or may not be a good idea.
 

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Hollon Hotel Safe HHS-715

 

Hotel safes are great in settings in which users are going to be changing on a frequent basis.  It’s a comforting feeling to be staying somewhere that supplies a safe to lock your  important belongings up when you have to be gone.  This could be a headache for the owners if it was a safe in which the code was not easily reset like this hotel safe is.  With this Hollon HHS-715 the guests check out, the hotel safe is wiped fresh and a new code can be set once a new guest checks in.

Drop Safe FD-3220D by Hollon Safe Company

FD-3220D

Looking for a large drop safe that is simple and easy to use?  This Hollon Drop Safe FD-3220D is just that.  This safe is large and very simple to use and provides you the security for your business.  The combination lock is a 4 number lock, non group II dial.  It has one shelf that is removable but not adjustable.   Although this safe doesn’t have the bells and whistles other safes might have, when you’re looking just for some security and peace of mind, you have found the right product.  Get your safe before they sell out!

Have you considered purchasing a fireproof safe to protect your valuable documents?

Have you ever thought about what it would take to replace all of the valuable documents in your home or business if they were destroyed by fire?  Some are probably even irreplaceable.  A fireproof safe is the best way to ensure that those documents would not be destroyed in the event of a fire.  Fireproof safes are specially constructed safes that are tested under actual fire conditions to ensure that the contents remain safe during a fire.

They have extra fireproof insulation in the walls and doors, and a special door seal that expands when heated to keep out the water used to put out the fire.  These fireproof safes carry a rating — Typical ratings are a 1-hour fireproof rating and a 2-hour fireproof rating.  So why not think about getting a fireproof safe today to protect your valuable documents?  For more information on the fireproof safe.

A drop safe can save your business from losing money during a robbery

A drop safe is designed to allow cash, small objects and enevelopes to be deposited into it without opening the safe.  If your business handles a lot of cash or other valuables that you don’t need access to during the day, a drop safe could save them from being taken during a robbery.  If you deal with cash, deposit large amounts periodically throughout the day so that the cash register doesn’t contain all of your money.  If a robbery takes place, tell the robber you don’t have the combination to the safe or instruct your employees to do this.   The robber has no choice but to settle for what’s in the cash register.

Drop safes are designed for easy deposits, and they have baffles inside so that the contents can’t be “fished” out with a wire or some other mechanism.  But they are not as secure as a regular safe, so you should move your cash to a burglar proof safe or the bank at night.  Drop safes are available in a number of different styles – some have a slot on the top, some have a “hopper” you open (like a corner mailbox), and some have a rotating drum on top.  The slotted types are best for cash.  If you need to store larger items, the hopper type is best.  So why not add some extra security for your business buy using a drop safe?  For more information on the drop safe.

Run on Banks gets cash safe at home.

Wow, the number of articles is still increasing in regards to the loss of faith in our banking system.  I was recently quoted in the article below.  Had a great talk with Judy in New Jersey at the Star-Ledger.  Though most are not withdrawing ALL their money from the bank. Many are removing at least some cash to give themselves a hedge against the total shut down of our banking system.  These folks are tired of the whiplash in the stock market.  And tell me. Where is the safe heaven to put your money in?  (Excuse me while I go scream at the wall) Ok, I’m better now.  Thats why safes are seen as the real shelter today.

With economy in the tank, people are banking on safes

by Judy DeHaven/The Star-Ledger

Thursday October 16, 2008, 9:00 PM

At Cy Drake Locksmiths in Morristown, one of the most popular models of safes these days is the AMSEC combination fire-burglar-gun safe.

It’s not that Morristown residents are buying more guns, said the store’s owner, Henry Printz. They’re finding the larger model necessary, he said, for all the cash, jewelry and other valuables they want to keep, well, safe.

It’s all part of the new economic age, when every day brings another stream of turbulence from Wall Street and everyone is nervous that their bank is going to be the next to fail.

Jeff Baldwin of Cy Drake Locksmiths in Morristown shows off one of the shop’s burglary- and fire-resistant models

“This time of year is usually a little slow,” Printz said. “But everybody’s scared. I’d say sales are up maybe 50 to 75 percent.”

While there are no formal statistics, safe manufacturers, online retailers and licensed locksmiths in New Jersey say sales of home safes have soared in recent weeks as people have grasped for some sense of security in these uncertain times.

“Nobody wants to admit it, but people are afraid the banks are going to crash,” said Dave C. Ribel, owner of Top Security Locksmiths in Point Pleasant, who has sold 15 safes in the last three weeks when his shop would typically sell three. “And they think people are going to turn to crime and break into their house and look for their stuff.”

The spike in retail sales has led to more orders for manufacturers. Sentry Safe, a manufacturer in Rochester, N.Y., said its sales have increased 20 percent to 50 percent over the last three to four weeks. And the Hayman Safe Co., another manufacturer from Ovido, Fla., said its sales are up 35 percent to 50 percent.

The owner of Value Safes, an online retailer based in Corpus Christi, Texas, with two websites — valuesafesinc.com and vaultandsafe.com — said his internet sales are up 100 percent this year, and he is on track to see a 300 percent increase in the last month alone.

In addition, he said, some 200,000 people have Googled the word “safe,” in the last 30 days. That’s up from 136,000 for the same period last year.

“We’re getting a lot of folks here recently who are saying, ‘I’m pulling between $10,000 and $20,000 out of the bank,'” he said. “They’re not taking their life savings. But they’re taking an emergency fund.”

Earlier this week, Sovereign Bank, one of the nation’s largest thrifts, said customers pulled $4.2 billion, or almost 9 percent of deposits, in recent weeks, a trend seen by a number of other large banks since the start of the year.

His current best seller is a fireproof and burglary safe on sale for $539. He said that is a typical starter safe, which is 18 inches high and about 20 inches deep. But as people stop to think about what they can store in a safe, they often move up to the bigger models. Many are willing to spend several thousand dollars for a high-quality safe.

What about bank safety deposit boxes?

“People want the extra protection,” said Dick DiVittorio, vice president of the Hayman Safe Co. “They don’t know if a sticker is going to be on the door the next time they go to the bank.”

It is not unusual for safe sellers to see an increase in demand after catastrophic events or downturns in the economy. When forest fires ravage the west, sales of safes increase. Ditto for hurricanes in the south.

Likewise, safe sellers saw increases at the turn of the millennium with the Y2K scare and also after 9/11, said Sondra McFarlane, director of marketing and communications with Sentry Safe.

“Our products are the types of products people become aware of in times of peril and uncertainty,” McFarlane said.

While locksmiths and manufacturers said they have seen a surge in sales during the last three weeks, Gilmore, the safe retailer, has also seen more subtle trends.

He said his sales first increased back in January, when the price of gold hit historic highs.

“We started getting what I’d call the fringe of society,” the owner of Value Safes said. “I talked to this one guy who said, ‘I live on this island. And I want to keep all my gold bouillon on my island with me.’ We started getting those kinds of odd ones.”

Then, when Bear Stearns collapsed in the spring, his businesses experienced another increase from the “folks that remembered the Depression,” he said.

“Now,” he said, “it’s everybody.”

The last three weeks in particular have been a boon for safes, as huge swings in the stock market have become the norm and the government has struggled to implement a bailout plan and restore a sense of calm in the markets.

“Many people are frightened because of the economic situation at hand,” said McFarlane of Sentry Safe. “Unfortunately, it’s causing decisions to pull money out of financial institutions and put it in our safes.

“We are not condoning the practice of taking money out of financial institutions and putting them in our product,” she added. “But if people are going to take out their money, and they’re going to end up putting it in a mattress or the icebox or a drawer or someplace that’s not secure, then certainly our product is better.”

Safe Assured

People that haven’t had to deal with a break-in don’t understand just how traumatic the experience can be. Adding security features to homes and businesses helps reduce the amount of havoc a robber can wreak. Many, who have used safes to store their valuables, and have had their homes or businesses broken into, will tell you that in the end it was worth it to buy a safe.

Here is a good example: A Memphis man received a call from his neighbor telling him that his apartment building was on fire. The neighbor managed to grab the man’s computer from his apartment, but nothing else. The following day the residents were able to enter their apartments to salvage what was left. The man’s apartment was among the most damaged in the building. Fortunately he had two small safes, in which he had stored a valuable coin collection, negatives and important documents. The items stored in his safes were all undamaged.

So, whether you’re a grocery store owner considering purchasing some depository safes, or a home owner thinking about buying a wall safe—safes are the only sure way to keep your important items out of harms reach.

Jewelry Safes

Jewelry safes are especially designed and installed of hidden safes and secret compartments. Jewelry safes are popular in designed to protect jewelry, cash passports, handguns and other small items that don’t need to be laying around. Jewelry safes cover your jewels and it’s the best place to hide something from someone in front of someone’s eyes is jewelry safes. Jewelry safes would be the best idea to protect your jewels and other valuables. Jewelry safes will give you the complete protection for your jewelry or any important valuables being damage or robbed. Jewelry is an important thing and the expensive thing you would have in your home so go ahead and protect your jewels with Jewelry safes.

Depository Safes

Depository safes are very important in the world of today because we need a depository safe place for our valuables as jewelry, legal documents, back-up discs, cash, guns and many more things. We have carefully chosen each floor, wall, and drop safe in our collection based on the superior protection they provide against burglary and fire damage. It is a must to keep certain points and conditions before selecting a depository safe, but certain points should definitely be taken care of. The depository safes are of various types and are the best ones. It has made the life of people very easy and relaxed.

A depository safe will always stay ahead in reducing the fear and threat of unusual cases happening with our valuables. The depository safes are very much competitive in the world of today. The locks of these depository safes are better than the normal locks of any other safes, so the fear is zero percentage.

Electronic Fire Safe

An electronic fire safe gives the great protection against fire. It has the electronic data storage protection device which provides you with all-time data storage backup and protection. Electronic fire safe includes the fireproof to enclosure having an openable and closeable door which can be opened only after the device is exposed to a fire. Electronic fire safe has the sufficient size to store the electronic data such as a Zipdrive or CD-ROM storage device. Electronic fire safe is capable to withstand fire and to carry electronic data connection and data records, because the electronic storage device should have to be in connection with a main database and a power supply. Electronic fire safe has the electrical and communication records which are configured within the insulation and walls this is to ensure no fire reaches inside.

Electronic fire safe has the great selection of safes to choose from. Electronic fire safe is the great ideal for home or offices use it protects your important valuables. There are many verities in electronic fire safe; it also gives the protection from fire and water, Electronic fire safe is the perfect combination of fire protection for home or office.