In this article I will review the Hidden Wall Safe giving you the knowledge you need to make an informed decision before purchasing. I will identify its features, advantages, disadvantages and how to install it.
What is a Hidden Wall Safe?
· A diversion safe. Diversion safes are the best way to hide your valuables in plain sight. They resemble any typical house hold item but with a catch they are a safe.
· The hidden wall safe is disguised as a wall outlet. When you install this safe properly no one would every suspect it was anything other than an outlet; making it a perfect place to keep your valuables when out of the house or out of town.
· Vault size: 7" x 2 ½" x 2" The vault itself is made of light weight hard plastic.
· Removable face plate giving you the option for matching existing face plates in your home.
· Spring tensioned to keep safe secured in place.
· Lock and key
· Inexpensive way to protect valuables from theft.
· According to a national pole of police departments the average time a burglary is in a victim's home is only 5 to 8 minutes; that doesn't allow them the time to look anywhere except the obvious places; jewelry boxes, regular safes, Cloths drawers, and entertainment cabinets, making this a unique and safe way to store valuables.
· Easy to install with provided template and saw.
· The outlet wall safe is not fire proof.
· Do to the nature of the safe being disguised as an outlet it is small and unable to hold large items.
· May not be installed into masonry walls.
Tools required: Pencil, and measuring tape.
· Measure existing outlet heights from floor to top of face plate to determine installation height of safe. Once you know the height and location you would like to install it, be sure that area of wall is free from studs, plumbing, electrical, and heat ducts.
· Measure from floor to determined face plate height and make a horizontal mark. Place top of template even with mark and carefully trace template.
· From the top of the pencil line cut a hole down large enough to place your finger through. Then saw along the top pencil line and down the two sides. Place finger in hole to hold drywall from falling back into the wall while cutting the bottom line.
· Next insert the vault into the wall. The wings on the sides will keep it from falling into the wall cavity.
· Cover opening with face plate to conceal vault.
· Use key to turn face plate screw ½ turn to the right which turns the metal bar inside into the locked position holding the face plate securely to the wall. To remove face plate and access your valuables turn face plate screw ½ turn to the left.
If you are looking for an affordable and secure way to keep your valuables protected from thefts then the hidden wall safe is for you. I would highly recommend this product as part of any personal security plan. Remember the best time to learn your lesson about personal security and self defense is before something happens.