Home Wall Safes : Good Protection For Your Valuables.
Home wall safes, part of your home security.
Pictures, paintings, photographs, tapestries, mirrors,
calendars and the like can be hung over wall safes to hide their
This can be seen in countless old black and white movies, the
painting covering up the wall safe is almost always a copy of The
You would think that burglars would have cottoned on to this ruse
by now, perhaps they have, be wise, choose a different painting.
To be serious, it isn’t going to take a burglar long to discover a safe hidden under a painting.
If he thinks that your home is the kind that has a wall safe he is
going to take a peek behind anything hanging on your walls, even that
picture of your mother-in-law.
It will be best to be a little inventive in order to beat
You could place a heavy piece of furniture in front of your
hiding hole; this may throw the housebreaker off the scent.
Other ways of hiding home wall safes include slide out wall
panels and setting the coffer behind a stone fireplace, a couple of the
stones lifting out to reveal the safe.
As well as discovering your place of concealment, the burglar
will need the necessary safe-breaking skills.
While it is true that
even quality home safes do not take the skill or effort needed to crack a
bank vault, the casual housebreaker is unlikely to attempt it.
The typical wall mounted safe is bolted to the inside of your wall from inside the safe, this means that Mr. Burglar cannot get to the bolts when the door is shut and locked.
Home wall safes are available with a variety of locks, key
operated locks, combination locks, biometric locks, some with a mix of
locking devices to vex the thief. Here are the Best Home Fire Safes and Best Home Wall Safes.
There are walls and there are walls.
The average wall in the average home is not very thick, unless
your home is somewhere like the Tower of London.
safes tend not to be too deep and so are not suitable for bulky items. They accommodate documents and cash very well though and also jewelry,
unless your jewelry is the Crown Jewels in which case you probably do
live in the Tower of London.
The more solid the wall that your safe is installed into the better.
Most house walls however, are simple stud walls and it is not beyond a
determined burglar to cut his way around the safe and remove it from the
He can then scuttle back to whatever rock he crawled from under
and work on opening the safe there.
To cut, or chop, a safe out of a
wall would take time though; a burglar wants to be quick. It would also
involve making noise, thieves don’t like that it attracts attention.
Installing home wall safes.
Most manufacturers state that the average do-it-yourself
enthusiast can easily install their wall safes and most supply good
You don’t have to be millimeter perfect when measuring out and cutting
the hole, for example, because the safe will have a flange around the
edge that will mask a little slack.
Many of us though can’t successfully nail two pieces of wood together
and if this includes you, you can get your trusted builder to install
your safe for you.
Your builder may also be able to suggest ways to make
your home safe more secure, by imbedding in concrete for example.
Home safes can do more than protect your valuables from theft, some are also rated as Fire Resistant.
Protection from fire as well as theft can be a consideration when it
comes to important documents such as deeds, contacts, wills, receipts,
stamp collections, and not forgetting cash – charred bills don’t spend
Safes, part of your home security.
Home wall safes, or any kind of home safe, should be only a part
of your home security measures.
Burglars, if they have any sense at
all, will want to get in to and then out of, a property as quickly as
The more barriers, by the way of security measures, which you
put in the way of a burglar the more chance he has of being caught and
the less chance he has of stealing your valuables.
Your home safe is the last barrier between the burglar and the valuables that you have secured inside.
If he has spent a time avoiding or overcoming your other security measures (alarms, locks, cameras,) is he then going to risk more time attempting to crack your wall safe when he discovers that that is where you have hidden your goodies?
Like any other security measure, home wall safes are not a
guarantee that the valuables you keep at home will not get stolen.
do however, offer good protection and are a far better option than
keeping your cash, jewelry, important papers and the like unprotected in
a draw or worse, just laying around the place.
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