Home Security – Diversion Safes and Other Effective Hidden Home Safes
As the economy worsens, many people attribute the rise in home burglary to the higher unemployment rate. People who would ordinarily never think of burglary as a way of supporting their families have turned to home burglary because it is low risk at getting caught and if you do get caught, the penalties are nearly meaningless.
Studies show that the average home burglar is inside a home for 6 minutes or less. So as far as home security goes, if you can protect your valuables for six minutes in case of a break-in, on average, you should be okay.
That is where hidden home safes come in and play a valuable part in any home security strategy. And we’re not talking about safes that you see at the bank. We are talking about small diversion safes and portable safes, whose sole purpose is to hide your valuables right in front of a home burglar-in plain sight so to speak.
Here are three of the best types of hidden home safes.
1. Diversion safes. Take common household objects and use them as a way to hide valuables like money, keys, documents, etc. Some examples include soda cans, wall safes and books. They all have hollowed out interiors and are weighted properly to give the feel of the real thing but are perfectly disguised hiding places for things you cherish. One of the best examples might be the working candle. It is a 4 inch tall attractive looking candle that actually works. Inside is a secret metal storage compartment that’s 2.5 inches by 3.75 inches.
2. Another popular type is the key safe. The magnetic key safe is a useful tool to prevent you from ever being locked out of your car or house again. It can hold five or six large keys with rubber heads and firmly attaches under your car with a strong double magnet. If you’ve ever been locked out of your car you know how embarrassing that is, but here’s an easy way to prevent that from ever happening again.
3. Gun safes. They use the same idea as diversion safes only are slightly larger to accommodate a handgun. One of the best is a quartz movement working mantel clock. It has a magnetically latched panel to make access to the interior easy. There is gun safe that looks like a clock that will hold a handgun up to 8 inches long and 5 inches high.
When it comes to protecting your valuables and increasing your home security from burglary home hidden safes are definitely worth your consideration. They are effective, easy to use and very inexpensive.
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