Hidden Safes - Home Security
Jewelry and Book Safes - Hidden in Plain Sight
A hidden safe falls under the category of hidden compartments or diversion safes. They come in various formats such as books and cans. Book Vaults (two books-in-one) as they are called are made to look like real books and even include a few pages but also contain a deep space for storage. They are mostly standard size hardbacks using famous titles and authors as a design feature to fool any burglars. This type of safe enables you to hide any valuables in plain sight – sometimes the best place!
Blending into any environment diversion and hidden safes are a unique invention for home security. Other popular types of hidden safes are spray boxes, sockets, can safes, candle safes, stone safes and flower pot safes. These look-a-like containers have removable top and bottoms where they provide deep storage facilities. If stored in the appropriate place they cannot be recognized and cash and jewelry all fit smartly into an amazingly fake - but real looking product.
A recent study has revealed that the average burglar spends about eight minutes in a victim's home. It is therefore highly unlikely that the burglar would like to read a book or two before trying to find any valuables to steal which is why a book vault would be the ideal solution in keeping smaller but valuable items safe. Even though this is not a 100% safe option it is definitely a smart option to disguise any cash or jewelry lying around..
Where to buy them and approximate price:
Diversion safes are mostly available from stores and online retailers which also sell gadgets and other items related to home safety, alarms or general surveillance. Prices range from just under $10 to about $50. Depending on the type of hidden or diversion safe or even a particular brand the price might differ.