Best Place To Hide A Safe
  • April 19, 2022

Best Place To Hide A Safe

When it comes to protecting items that are difficult, if not impossible, to replace, most of us invest in a security safe.

Knowing which safe is best can be tricky. However, many people often struggle to find somewhere suitable to install it in their homes.

Unfortunately, there is no foolproof location to hide a safe in the home, as no two properties are the same. And depending on what you’ll stow inside your safe, you may need more or less space than someone else.

The good news is, our team have a few top tips for keeping your chosen safe and its contents as safe as possible – ensuring they’re protected at all costs.

So, let’s get started.

Where to hide a safe in case of burglary

Keeping your safe in a concealed spot in the house will help you to protect your valuables against theft.

Ideally, this should be a place that’s difficult to find and built into the structure of the house. It could be in the wall and covered with a door or mirror, or beneath the floorboards in one of your rooms.

You’ll find a wide range of underfloor and wall safes online, perfect for hiding at home.

Where to hide a safe in case of fire

Fire is the second biggest threat to your home, which is why it pays to invest in a fireproof safe.

The safest place to install one of these safes is in the corner of a room, preferably where two outside walls meet, as this offers the most protection and support. If you live in a two-storey house (or bigger), it’s worth leaving your safe somewhere on the ground floor, as heat rises.

Where to hide a safe in case of flooding

Do you live in an area that’s prone to flooding? To prevent your belongings from being damaged or lost in a flood, make sure that your security safe is installed above ground level.

We recommend constructing a concrete or steel base to support the safe, ensuring it’s at least 2-foot off the floor. And to further protect your items against water damage, you may consider placing them inside a waterproof container inside your safe.

Where not to hide a security safe in your home

As we’ve discovered, there are numerous ‘safe’ places to conceal your valuables at home – but some are better than others.

The garage is typically the least secure area of the house, at the most risk of fire, theft, flooding and other disasters. Plus, unlocking garage doors and leaving them wide open is something we’re all guilty of, which makes it easy for opportunistic criminals to help themselves to our belongings.

Often, delicate pieces of jewellery, designer clothing and cash can be found in the master bedroom. Burglars are well aware of this and will look here first for a safe. Therefore, you shouldn’t put a safe in your main bedroom if you can help it.

Want more tips on installing a safe?

As security specialists, here at eSafes, we don’t just stock an extensive range of security safes but we also offer helpful advice and guidance for our customers.

If you’d like to know more about the different types of safe we supply, or for help selecting the best one for your needs and budget, and where to install it, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

You can either call us on 0800 783 2328 between 8.30am and 5pm on weekdays or email [email protected], and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

  • April 19, 2022