So your safe has arrived, and as you are admiring it in your living room you realize you haven’t quite thought of a good place for it. You wonder the best way how to hide your safe. You want it in a place where it’s not hard to access, but hard to reach for kids or even a possible burglar.
Cannon Safe has compiled a list of creative Do-It-Yourself ideas on where to hide your safe, while leaving you with the capability of grabbing what you need without any problems. Read below for some hidden safe ideas.
1. Under the Stairs
This is a quick and simple fix–if you have stairs that is. It also depends on whether or not you already have an opening built under your stairs that will determine the time and cost put into using this option to hide your safe.
2. Build Your Safe into Your Home Structure
Although requiring a bit more work, installing a gun safe into your house–like your closet for example–does increase security. The safe is stored in a tight place that a potential burglar’s options are limited to getting into it. The tight quarters of a closet make it much harder to swing blunt force tools then it would be if the safe were out in the open. Not only that, but boxes and clothes can also hide the safe door. This option is a bit more complicated and expensive so we recommend weighing all options beforehand.
3. Bookshelf/Heavy Piece of Furniture
If you need constant access to your safe, this may not be the best option–although it’s one of the easier set-up options. The piece of furniture is big enough that putting your safe behind it will conceal it from anyone who doesn’t know it’s there. The idea here is for the thief to have a difficult time moving the furniture, making it highly unlikely that they would find the hidden safe.
4. Moving Cardboard Boxes
For those of you whose safe is in your garage, we understand your fear of a stranger walking by while your garage is open and noticing the safe. A moving cardboard box is an easy, tactile, and not to mention to the point way to hide your safe. Most people have boxes in their garage due to some kind of storage, so people wouldn’t think twice of what’s in the box.
Of course, depending on the size of your safe will also depend on the amount of boxes to use. Tape each box into a sealed cube, as if you are getting ready to ship them out. Pile them as high as your safe, but a little wider than the safe. Cut out the back and bottom of the stack leaving the front, sides, and top intact. Fasten together all of the boxes with tape, creating a “false front” where you are able to easily slide into the safe all the while completely concealing it and leaving the impression that there is nothing but stacks of boxes. When you need access to your safe, slide the cardboard box “frame” forward and to the side!
5. Turn Your Safe into a Fridge
Now, we don’t mean that literally. This is another tip if your safe is in your garage or even your basement. If you have, or are able to get access to, an old fridge that is no longer in use this is another quick and simple way to hide your safe. Simply cut the back out of the fridge and put the safe inside, most people have a second fridge in their garages and basements so they won’t think twice to check in there!
Have other ideas on how to hide your gun safe? Let us know in a comment below!