Did you know that the average home intruder will spend less than six minutes inside a person’s house? When someone has broken into your house, they mean business. Trying to get in and out as fast as possible, a thief is going to check the obvious places first. They will be overturning mattresses, tearing through drawers, and checking behind pictures to take your things. Why even bother to hide your property if it is in a place where a thief will immediately go to?
Diversion safes are a great way to secure your property by hiding your valuable possessions in plain site. A diversion safe is a safe that is designed to look like common household objects – they can look like toiletries, cleaning products or food cans. They can store jewelry, money and other valuable things, and you can use them in your house, or even while traveling in hotels, securing objects even more than a heavy locked up safe.
Diversion safes can be as small as a coin, may be set up to look like an electrical outlet, or could even appear to look like dirty underwear! Safes concealed in books give someone more choice as to what they would like to stash, because a larger book will provide more space.
Police have suggested that a diversion safe is more effective than traditional safes. Some diversion safes are particularly clever, they work by looking like a regular safe, and there might even be “fake valuables” in there to give a thief the impression that the safe only contains these items. What the thief wouldn’t know is that there is a secret compartment in the safe that is storing the real valuables.
In the home, a diversion safe can benefit each family member. For example, a steel dictionary book safe with a lock could be used by a mother to secure her jewelry and money. You have to be aware that there is a diversion safe where she is storing her valuables to even get to them, and there is an additional protection of the lock.
Sometimes you need to secure your things from other people in your living space just as much as you need to secure things from home intruders. A father may have concerns about leaving prescription drugs around his teen children. Placing his medicine in a steel dictionary book safe with a lock is the perfect way to do this. The safe is also the perfect size to store valuables like his grandfather’s watch.
A teenage daughter might use the diversion safe for her diary or a keepsake from a friend or boyfriend. Teenagers need to have a measure of privacy just as much as adults do, so the steel dictionary book safe with a lock would provide her with her own private space where she knew things would be safe. A teenage son might stash his rolling papers or one of those eCigarettes in the diversion safe, which can
be used to conceal items that you do not want other people living with you to know about.