3 Little-Known Places You Can Store a Home Safe
In the popular Harry Potter series of books and movies, the Disillusionment Charm disguises the target to blend in with its surroundings, effectively making him or her have an appearance similar to a chameleon. While primarily used for stealthy situations and travel, we’d like to think the charm would be ideal for keeping a wizard’s valuable belongings safe and out of sight.
Home safes accomplish the same purpose, only with a bit less magic involved. That being said, it’s possible to hide some home safes better than others. Did you know, for example, that you can disguise a home safe to look like a cabinet in your kitchen? Let’s look at this and two other options for storing your home safe that you might not have thought about yet.
When burglars enter your home, they are going to want to spend as little time in it as possible. As such, they’re likely not going to be stumbling around in the attic, looking for valuables. This is just one of the many reasons an attic is a great little-known place for storing a home safe. An attic is difficult to reach, easy to get trapped in and full of great places to hide or camouflage a safe. This is ultimately a great location to consider for items you don’t need to access regularly.
The weight of the safe and access are considerations if you’d like to store it in the attic, but given the security benefits it may be worth an audit by a safe moving company such as A-1 Locksmith.
Next, we move to the kitchen. As mentioned above, you can disguise a home safe to look like one of your cabinets. At first glance, it looks like a simple storage solution, but intruders won’t know your standard cabinetry is a disguise for a safe enclosing your valuables. As with other safes, you can choose the access type and security features that fit your needs. The cabinet isn’t the only place in your kitchen you can hide a safe, however. Other little-known options for storing a home safe in the kitchen include:
- Under the counter
- Behind a hidden wall or shelving
- Under the sink
- In the corner
- Behind other kitchen items
The third option we’ll be covering today goes to show that if you’re flexible and use your imagination, you can store your home safe wherever you want. Your stairs have multiple opportunities for hiding a small home safe. The first is under-the-stairs storage. Many homes have a door or shelving with a compartment under the stairs for keeping belongings, which makes a great option for concealing your home safe. Another option is creating a hidden compartment in the stairs themselves so a seemingly standard step can open to reveal a hidden safe. With a little creativity and elbow grease, or the help of a trusted safe installation partner, you can store one anywhere.
Interested in more little-known places you can store a home safe? Contact A-1 Locksmith today for a consultation.