Many homeowners understand the value of having a high security safe. Items such as emergency cash, financial certificates, important legal documents, gold bullion and firearms can all be safely tucked away. Safes not only reduce your chances of having your precious valuables stolen during a break in, but it can also help keep your items protected during a flood, fire or other natural disaster. Men and women frequently spend weeks or even months choosing the perfect safe for their needs, but have no idea what to do with it once it arrives. After all, having a safe in the middle of your living room would make an interesting décor item. And, having your safe out in the open, increases the likelihood that it will be targeted by a thief. So, what options are there? At Top Atlanta Locksmith, we provide residential and commercial locksmith services in Atlanta, Suwanee, Marietta, Alpharetta, Stone Mountain, Decatur, Buckhead and other metro area neighborhoods. Our experts enjoy helping local property owners stay safe and protected, and we want you to do the same. Here are a few tips for keeping your new safe concealed from potential robbers.
One of the easiest and most effective ways to hide your safe is to use the oldest trick in the book, a hidden door. Simply choose a closet you wish to house your safe, then replace the door with a specialized hidden door. There are a wide variety of options available in today’s marketplace that can make your closet look like many different everyday items that thieves would ignore. Examples include bookshelves, mirrors, armoires and more.
Another great option is to hide the safe underneath your flooring. This option is usually best for small safes, and it’s important to choose one that is flood resistant, since it will be much closer to the ground. There are steel box frames available for purchase that are specifically designed for this purpose. You can place a large rug a piece of furniture, like a side table, on top for further concealment.
Not in the mood for a big renovation? An affordable and practical way to hide your safe is in plain sight, hidden away in an everyday oversized moving box. Of course, this will limit the areas of your home where your safe can be located. Most cardboard boxes would be found in the garage, a shed or a basement, so be sure the area is well protected from the elements to avoid rust and corrosion issues.
Is it time for you to install a new safe in your Atlanta, Georgia home or business? Then call the experts at Top Atlanta Locksmith today. We can assist with a variety of projects including safe installation, safe lock repair or replacement, 24 hour emergency lockout services and more. Contact our office today for more detailed information or to schedule a convenient appointment with an Atlanta locksmith near you.