Keep it Safe in a Diversion Safe
Protect your valuables by keeping them in plain sight
Diversion safes, or hidden safes, are a unique home security item that allows you to keep your valuables hidden by keeping them in what appears to be an innocent and common household product. These decoys are easily overlooked when a burglar is searching for your most valuable items. While a jewelry box is likely a target, a can of shaving cream most likely is not.
If you have cash, jewelry, or other small items that you would like keep hidden, a diversion safe just might be the way to go.
Soda Can Diversion Safes
Diversion Safes For Home and Office
Take a look at how these cans open:
Make a Book with a Secret Compartment
Wall Clock with Hidden Place
Hang your valuables right on the wall.
Surge Protector Diversion Safe
Store your jewelry, cash, thumb drives, or other valuables in clever diversion safe that will make a thief walk right on by it. While it doesn't function as a surge protector, it does plug into the wall and features a red on off switch that lights up, just like a normal surge protector would.
False Outlet Safe
No one will know that the innocent looking outlet in the wall is actually a hiding place for your valuables.
Keep in mind, though, that this requires cutting into the wall, which a landlord may not like, so I would suggest this for homeowners only.
Diversion Safe in CD Cases
Although I suspect the CD case safe is more vulnerable to burglaries than other types (since stereo and media are often targeted), it may be appropriate for your needs. It all depends on your situation: what would look out of place and what you are trying to hide...and from whom.
The FBI Reports:
A burglary occurs every 15 seconds.
A Hanger Safe !
No one would suspect that your cash is hidden inside the hanger that holds your blue sweater, would they?
This hanger is a great spot to keep your valuables safe.
- A burglary results in a dollar loss of about $1,600 on average.
- Only 13% of reported burglaries are solved, or cleared, by the police.
- Of the nation's reported burglaries:
45% occur in the South
11% occur in the Northeast
20% occur in the Midwest
24% occur in the West
- Renters are more likely to be the victims of property crime than homeowners.
- The highest percentage of burglaries occur during the summer months of July and August. At this time, many are away on vacation, many have left windows open, and many have put a window air conditioner in (which are easily pulled out). Also, school's out.
- Arrest records reported to the FBI indicate that about 70% of all burglary arrestees are white and 86 percent are male.
Beer Can Diversion Safes
Do you have anything in a hidden spot in your home?
Do you have anything hidden?
Ho you have anything hidden in your home? Whether it be money, jewelry, notes, small electronics, or anything else, is there anything that you keep in a secret spot?
Around the Kitchen
A coffee can is a traditional place to hide a little extra money, but perhaps you wish to go a bit more stealth.
Ladies - The baking powder can is a great place to keep something hidden from your guy. He'll never look there! (And neither will a burglar!)
Safe and Sound...in the Bathroom
Foot spray or Ajax are items a burglar will likely not touch. In fact, there is not much in the bathroom that would bring the burglar in there at all (with the exception perhaps of prescription drugs).
Instructions for making your own diversion safe
If you don't have the cash to buy a professionally made diversion safe, then you could make your own...
- Diversion Safe - Pam Can
Here's how to make a diversion safe to store/hide small valuables or cash. This version has a screw-off bottom, so that the whole thing can be pick...
- Hide things in your old Deoderant container! - Instructables - DIY, How To, offbeat, home
Need a place to hide your money or valuables? Keep them in plain site, at home, or while traveling. Also, more great uses for old deodorant sticks!
- Working Spray Can Diversion Safe: keep your valuables protected (for <$15) - Instructables - DIY,
About a year ago, my house was broken into and a lot of my personal things were taken. I started to rethink my security as a whole...
- Make a Secret Hollowed Book
How to turn a book into a handy secret hiding place.
Diversion Safes for the Garage
Guys - what are the chances you girl is going to go for your can of liquid wrench? I think it's pretty safe there.
The FBI Reports:
Over 1.4 million home invasions occurred in 2005.
Hide it in the Laundry Room
Use your laundry room or linen closet to keep your valuables safe. It is an unlikely place for a burglar to target.
What do you have hidden in your house (don't be TOO specific)?
What kind of safe do you think would keep your roommate, kids, or parents away from it?