You can never tell when a thief will break into your house. Therefore, it is imperative that you always keep your valuables in a secure location. A safe is a great place to keep your heirlooms and other belongings safely tucked away.
Having a secure location for the safe is just as crucial as the safe itself. There are several places you can conceal your safe at home. Closets are very common and secure hiding places. By using these suggestions, you can increase the safety of your safe in your closet.
Methods to Hide a Safe in a Closet
To safely conceal your safe in your closet, use one of the methods mentioned below:
1) Install a Hidden Door
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Hidden doors have become a common option for home security. Despite being somewhat difficult to install, the door functions effectively and will help in safeguarding your possessions.
Installing a secret door is a difficult task, therefore you'll need to hire a professional. Make sure to instruct the installer to leave enough space for the closet to function normally. The hidden door should be undetectable by anybody else opening the closet. You can position your safe behind your hidden door after it is in place.
2) Place Your Valuables Under the Cupboard
Older closets and cabinets have a small area underneath them. They are excellent hiding spots since they are difficult to access. Before placing your valuables under the cupboard, you can first place them in a small storage bin or a plastic bag.
3) Install a Hidden Compartment
Similar to the secret door, a secret compartment is also constructed inside the closet and is designed to be as undetectable as possible. Though it doesn't require as much knowledge as installing a secret door, building a secret compartment still calls for installation and woodworking skills. If you have the necessary knowledge and abilities, you can complete the task yourself, or you can hire a specialist to complete it for you.
Well-built secret compartments are difficult to find, and even an experienced thief is likely to miss them. Make sure that the hidden compartment is accessible to you and that you have enough room inside it to maintain a safe.
Types of Safes That You Can Hide in a Closet
There are different types of safes that you can conceal in your closet. Here are some of the best ones:
1) Diversion Safe
Diversion safes are a great option when you require both easy access and secrecy. They are available in a wide variety of styles. Almost any ordinary household item can be used as a diversion safe, including a dictionary, a clock, etc. This one from Travah is a bottle.
From the outside, it appears to be a typical bottle, but the bottom unscrews to reveal a concealed compartment. You can use this safe to store small items like pen drives, bracelets, necklaces, and rings. You can place it anywhere in plain sight and no one will figure out that it is safe.
2) Floor Safe
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The major reason floor safes are so well-liked is that they're among the safest options available. However, since you have to cut a hole in the floor, their installation is a little untidy. Besides that, they can successfully and swiftly be disguised by placing a large carpet or hiding it inside the hidden compartment of your closet.
3) Wall Safe
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Wall safes are ideal for storing behind a hidden closet door or a cabinet door. There are a lot of options that you can get for a reasonable price. They are an excellent way to conceal money, papers, external hard drives containing private information, and other valuables. A top-notch wall safe can provide security not only from robbers but also from fires. Before purchasing one, make sure that it has a UL (Underwriters Laboratories) certificate to verify that it is trustworthy.
Additional Secret Storage Ideas to Store Your Valuables
In addition to storing your safe in your closet, you can also store your belongings in the places mentioned below:
1) Under Stair Treads
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You can either add a hidden drawer to your stairs, or you can modify a tread to open upwards. Using a stair as a hidden safe is a great idea since it will never be discovered, even if a professional thief breaks in.
2) Air Vent
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Air vents are a great hiding spot for larger valuables. To prevent airflow obstruction, install a false air vent rather than using a genuine one.
3) Under the Mattress
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Bed frames and any pull-out drawers beneath them are the most obvious spots for burglars to rummage through in a master bedroom. As a result, you should try to avoid putting any valuables under a bed frame. However, since there isn't any obvious storage there, hiding your valuables under the mattress is a good idea.
To do this, make sure that you tape your valuables to the middle of the mattress. If you hide your belongings there, a thief won't be able to find them.
Closets are the perfect place to hide valuables if you know how to conceal the safe that holds them. Burglars always try to locate cash and valuables as quickly as they can. They are aware that the longer they look for something, the more likely it is that they will be found. By selecting difficult-to-find and hard-to-reach areas, you can considerably reduce the possibility of a successful burglary.