How to Hide a Safe in a Closet
Using your closet as secret storage space is one of our most popular methods of securing valuables at home. We work with a wide variety of clients throughout the world who need the highest level of security. Leveraging our experience, we can tell you there is a way to easily enhance the security of a typical safe by concealing it in your closet.
Keeping a safe in a closet is very useful because it allows you to have your valuables right where they are convenient for you – often near your bedroom – without adding any square footage. However, no matter how strong your safe is putting it in plain sight is a bad idea.
Why a Safe Alone Isn’t Enough.
Criminals break in to safes all the time. And we’re not just talking about cheap safes. It was recently reported in the news that Alanis Morrissett’s bedroom safe was stolen resulting in $2M worth of stolen jewelry. Similarly, David Spare revealed that a thief stole his entire safe out of his closet without anybody noticing.
A non-hidden safe isn’t just a problem when a criminals breaks in to your house, but for all the normal hours of the day when your neighbors, repairmen, housekeepers, etc. are passing by your safe. When visitors see your safe sitting there, they can’t help but imagine (and talk about) what you might be keeping inside. Even if they aren’t criminals, they may mention their observation to the wrong person.
A simple yet elegant solution.
Rather than tucking your items behind clothes or other makeshift hiding places, our clients often decide to switch their regular closet door for a secret door. This makes there entire closet a safe place to keep any valuables, including a safe.
Our hidden doors can easily be put in place of a standard door, and fit many standard opening sizes including 32″ and 38″. Bookcases and mirrors are both great options that fit naturally into a home’s decor. Our custom projects provide additional freedom in choosing your preferred camouflage. Peruse our website to find more information about secret doors – and learn why it’s the ultimate way to hide a safe in a closet.