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Set your home apart with a Secret Bookcase, Hidden Mirror, or other creative door. Perfect for security or fun. Come learn why a door from the Hidden Door Store is the ultimate addition to your home.
As the only company in the world that builds hidden doors with a security focus, every secret door comes standard with a robust locking system. Precise engineering means our doors don’t have tell-tale gaps that make most doors easy to spot.
Nobody offers as many innovative and creative access methods as the Hidden Door Store. We offer a variety of fun and functional secret activation methods such as voice control, magnetic keys, tilting books, and wireless keypad access.
It is extremely common for our competitors to use standard hinges that lead to major gaps, sagging, warping, and rubbing. We designed and patented specialty hidden door hinges and hardware to eliminate these common problems.
Secret rooms have been used in structures for thousands of years. In modern times we often think of them in whimsical terms due to their frequent dramatization in movies and literature. However, they remain popular throughout history because of their highly effective security properties.
Some of the most fascinating secret doors can be found in the intricate passageway systems of ancient Egyptian pyramids. Pyramids served as an ostentatious memorial of the Pharaoh. As a result they were an obvious target for thieves. Large amounts of gold and gems were stored with each monarch so they could take their riches with them into the after life. Knowing that these valuables could be plundered by thieves, the architects of the great pyramids secured the burial chambers through the use of secret passageways.
Prestigious homes and buildings throughout the ages are filled with hidden doors.
In medieval castles this was almost a standard feature. One notable example is the secret door in Predjama Castle, Slovenia. The door connects to an extensive cave system which allowed the castle residents to survive an extended siege. In Victorian mansions hidden bookcases, secret wall panels, and even hidden staircases were fairly common features.
In the 20th century, through the application of sophisticated building processes, technology, and machinery, new ways for discreet storage have become available. One popular method of secret storage is the murphy bed. The murphy opening method focuses on discreetly placing required features of a room – in this case a bed – in a convenient location when it is not being used. This provides more usable space in a room.
Secret doors for the purpose of security have seen an increased demand in recent years. The same concept that has made hidden doors popular though the ages also make them popular today: a criminal can’t steal what he can’t find.
New products like hidden safes have also become available. However, a safe only provides a limited amount of storage. The virtually unlimited secure spaced provided by a secret bookcase or hidden mirror is a huge benefit.
Those with valuables to protect understand that almost any form of protection is vulnerable to the right tools, expertise or amount of time that a criminal might have. For high level security, secrecy and discretion has always been – and continues to be – the way to go