Traditional versions of safes often attract the attention of foes. Every criminal knows how classic safe looks like, so to recognize it among the rest of the furniture in a room should not be difficult. Another problem is to open the safe. There they will have to work hard.
In order not to attract the attention of outsiders rather with the curious repositories, you can hide or disguise the contents in a different way. For such purposes original hidden safes or safes-caches will suit perfectly.
The primary function of these storages is to mask personal values under the usual household items. Caches can hide valuables from the prying eyes as much as possible and protect them from theft. What are their characteristics?
Hidden safes are carried out in different ways. Let us consider the classic example.
• Safe in the form of a book or several books (imitation of collected works)
These types of caches are ideal for home offices and libraries. They fit well into the general collection of books, thus becoming invisible to outsiders. Books- caches do not attract attention, do not differ from the normal book, they can be made in the form of a dictionary or contain a cover of any other book. These products are suitable for storing of small amounts of money, valuables or documents. Housing and door are made of high-strength steel, equipped with a key or combination lock. The most well-known brands of caches: JOMA (Spain), Onix (China).
• Safes, disguised as an outlet, electrical panel or ventilation grille.
That is a novelty on the hidden safes market. As a rule, they are embedded in the wall, have a very strong housing and door. They look as a matter of course; do not attract the attention of outsiders. Additionally, there may further be closed by cabinets or other furniture (depending on the particular interior).
• Embedded safes – caches in the form of wall paintings and wall clocks
This is a rather old way of storing personal values. In each palace or mansion of past centuries you can find various examples of such safes, where portraits of the owners or other works of art were hidden personal values.
However, the reliability of such safes is very small, because the beautiful paintings or the clock is usually located in a prominent place, and always attract the attention of outsiders. It is hard to call hidden items. Therefore, attempts of theft and burglary can take place.
• Safes for embedding in the floor
The design recalls the classic tamper-resistant in-wall safe. It is a welded metal structure, there are the 5 mm caliber steel side walls and 10 mm caliber steel doors. These models are usually equipped with key locks with additional protection against drilling, 3- crossbar locking system. The most popular models are safes by Safetronics.
• Safes on the refrigerator or the refrigerator compartment
The basic design is a classic safe, which is disguised as a refrigerator. Some models can be fire-resistant, another one are tamper-resistant. They are often equipped with electronic combination locks with additional protection. Most of these safes are produced in South Korea by the Comsafe company.