Are Diversion Safes Little More Than Gimmicks?
secret place to hide your folding stuff and perhaps an item or two of
A secret place that looks just like a can of soda, a beer can, a
spray can or perhaps a can of dog food.
Who would think of looking
Surely a burglar would not think you could hide your money in a Dr. Pepper can. Would he?
Of course he might.
are these so-called soda can safes little more than gimmicks?
they have been around awhile now and an awful lot of people know about
them, including burglars.
It is true that diversion safes have
improved in appearance since the early models. Now you can get very
convincing reproductions of the items you would pick up at the store and
hide your money in them.
Trouble is in order to sell them the
manufactures have to advertise them. So these secret hiding places are
not the best kept secret.
One of the more inventive diverting safes looks like a large bottle of
Aquafinawater (also available as root beer.)
You can see the water top
and bottom, even watch the bubbles rise and fall. You hide your money in
the . . . Well, there you see the problem with advertising these safes,
though it is pretty obvious where the money goes.
Soda Can Safes and the Like. . .
the average burglar knows about soda can safes and the like. Does that
mean that he would be able to tell if your can of beans was real or not?
Maybe not from a distance, but with a close examination he would
likely soon tell.
The best fake product safes are weighted to match the
weight of the real product and look exactly like the real deal. But
once he has it in his hands there is no guarantee the thief would not
soon discover the truth.
Where is the best place to hide a can of beans?
With a whole lot of other cans of beans of course. Better make the beans you buy the same brand as the safe, otherwise it’s going to stand out like a can of sore thumbs.
Why keep a lot of cash at home? Money is best kept at the bank.
said many of us do keep a stash of cash at home for one reason or
another. If you keep a lot of cash indoors it will be a better idea to
invest in a proper home safe and forget about these little can safes.
a thief discovers your Barbasol shave cream safe, that’s it he’s got
With a real safe he still has to work to try and get at your
cash, in most cases he can’t just carry the safe off.
true, the more time a thief takes to ransack your place the more chance
he has of being caught.
Sometimes though a burglar will just keep at it
until he has your cash whether you’ve hidden it in your sock draw or
your beer can safe.
If you are going to go the route of diversion safes why not use two or three?
Split your money between them.
That way if the housebreaker finds one there is a fair chance he will think that’s all there is to find.
use all the same type of diverting safe though, make one a spray can
safe another a book safe and keep them in their appropriate places.
you share your home with others make sure that they know about your
diversion safes. It would be a tragedy if they tossed that seemly empty
spray can in the trash along with your loot.
On the other hand a fake
product safe is often used to hide cash from others in the house, in
which case you won’t want to tell them!
Home Security Safes
Don’t leave your family’s security to chance; devise a family security plan. Sit down with your family and discuss how you all would expect each other to react should a home security issue arise.