Today’s burglars have more tools at their disposal than ever before.
Though security equipment such as CCTV systems and high-security locks
can provide important lines of defense, the best way to protect your valuables
from theft is to
install a safe in your home. To add another layer of protection, you should hide your safe. Below
you will find tips for disguising a safe inside your home.
Avoid Obvious Placement
You have probably seen movies or television shows where characters have
hidden home safes behind paintings, photographs, or mirrors. Often these items are placed
in the master bedroom or home office. However, criminals have likely seen
these shows or movies as well. After breaking into your home, many burglars
may immediately begin knocking frames off the wall in an attempt to locate
Choose a Secure Location
Home invaders often operate quickly, snatching valuables from obvious places
such as jewelry boxes and desk drawers. If the safe containing your most
valuable possessions is well-hidden, a burglar may not have time to find
and crack it. Consider having a locksmith install your home safe behind
a fake electrical panel in your laundry room or utility closet. If the
architecture of your home and foundation allow, you may even wish to install
the safe in floor.
Ensure Your Safe Is Accessible to You
Before finalizing the placement of your home safe, consider how often you
will need to open it. If you plan to access your valuables once a month
or even less often, then you might want to install a floor safe and hide
it underneath a rug, a couch, or another piece of furniture. If, however,
you intend to use your safe to store jewelry, watches, or other items
that you use on a weekly or daily basis, a wall safe will be more convenient for you.
To learn more about home safe installation, call
Armstrong Lock & Security Inc today at (407) 434-0181. Since 1929, our family business has provided
commercial and residential security and locksmithing service throughout Orlando.