How to hide a wall safe

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How to hide a wall safe
Less obvious places to hide a wall safe (safe image by Hao Wang from

A wall safe holds your valuables, from important documents to jewellery. It can lock with a key or a twist dial combination lock. Wall safes have a flat surface, so they can have a flat object covering them. The most common places a burglar looks for a wall safe are in the master bedroom, library, den, closets and office. When hiding a wall safe, choose a location someone would not look for it. Hiding the wall safe can protect your cash, jewellery, documents, credit cards, guns and other valuables.

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    Hide the safe behind a clothes rack in the laundry room. Make sure the safe can withstand humidity and water damage. Thieves may be less likely to look in the laundry room behind clothes that are hanging. You can also purchase a breaker box door panel to mount over the safe. This will also hide the wall safe if you do not have clothes hanging to hide the safe. A breaker box panel can be purchased at any local hardware store.

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    Hide the safe on the wall in the kids' room. Place a poster or picture of their favourite television show or character over it. When thieves look for a safe, they won't usually think about its being in a child's bedroom.

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    Place large furniture in front of the safe to conceal it, like a dresser or chest of drawers. A burglar is more likely to look under your mattress or in a drawer than behind large furniture. Wall safes can also be hidden behind library book cases or book shelves.

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    Purchase an electrical socket wall safe. You mount the safe the same way you would a real outlet. The face plate for the wall safe looks just like the face plate of an electrical socket. A burglar is not likely to take the time to check the outlets. Electrical socket wall safes can be purchased at local hardware stores and online home security retailers.

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