Where do you hide a safe?

In movies and media, you always see people or villains in it hide their valuables in a safe or vault behind paintings or under the sea in an airtight container. Sometimes, they’ll even hide their precious valuables inside a bullet and explosion proof safe inside a huge vault INSIDE a huge castle with a moat and top-tier security, all to protect a semi-important document.

Realistically though, if you bought a small home safe to hide your personal security things, where would you, a normal person without a huge castle and vault, put your belongings? Surprisingly, there are a lot of effective places you can put your safe in your home! In this article, we’ll go over why you should even hide your safe, what kind of things you should hide in it, and all the different kinds of places you can hide your home safe.

July 1, 2022

Why should you hide your safe?

“Why should I hide my safe in the first place? The intruder will probably find it anyway if I do hide it, why bother?” “It’s too hard to hide my safe anyways.” Do you find yourself asking these questions when owning a safe and trying to decide if you want to go through the process of hiding it?

Intruders are always looking for easy targets when robbing a residence, and a safe that is not hidden is an easy target for them. If you choose to not hide your safe, it is VERY likely that an intruder will find it and try to break into it. Even if they don’t succeed in breaking into the safe, they may still damage it or other things inside it in the process, which can be costly to repair.

Hiding your safe makes it more difficult for intruders to find and can help to protect your valuables. There are many ways to hide a safe, so take some time to consider the best option for you. Remember, the goal is to make it as difficult as possible for an intruder to find your safe.

What things should you hide in a safe?

“But what kinds of things should I hide in my safe?” Your safe should be a place where you can store your most valuable possessions and keep them out of sight from potential thieves. But what exactly should you be hiding in there?

Here are some suggestions:

1. Money

One of the main things people want to keep in their safe is cash, usually emergency cash in case of a financial emergency. If you have a large amount of money, it’s best to keep it hidden away rather than leaving it out in the open.

2. Jewelry

Another valuable item that you may want to keep in your safe is jewelry. This can include both costume and fine jewelry. If you have expensive pieces, it’s best to keep them hidden away so that they don’t get stolen.

3. Important Documents

Another type of item that you may want to store in your safe are important documents. This can include things like your birth certificate, passport, and social security card. Keeping these items in a safe will help to protect them from being lost or stolen.

4. Computer Disks

If you have important files on your computer, you may want to consider keeping them on disk and storing them in your safe. This way, if your computer is ever stolen or damaged, you’ll still have a copy of the data.

5. Photographs

Finally, another type of item that you may want to keep in your safe are photographs. This can be especially important if you have photos that are irreplaceable. Keeping them in a safe will help to ensure that they don’t get lost or damaged.

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Allen is a product journalist specializing in home security products, security cameras, and home security systems. He has over nine years of experience researching, testing, and reviewing the latest tech. Allen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism emphasis from Utah Valley University. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, photography, cooking, and starting countless DIY projects he has yet to complete.

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Multitasking guru who’s not just wrangling words as a witty blogger, but also juggling the roles of a husband, dad, and dutiful son to an age-defying parent. With a keyboard in one hand and a toolbox of tech gadgets in the other, Alex weaves playful blog posts that crack open the world of senior-friendly gizmos. Drawing inspiration from his family adventures and late-night “Eureka!” moments, his posts are your compass to navigate the realm of safety-enhancing and smile-inducing devices for the golden-aged generation.