Where better to hide something important than in plain sight? Diversion safes take advantage of the brain's tendency to pass over everyday objects to hide items of value. A metal safe sitting on the desk draws attention to itself, while an innocuous can of shaving cream can altogether bypass a thief's attention. This guide is intended to help shoppers choose a suitable diversion safe for their belongings.
Small but powerful
Diversion safes tend to be on the small side, just large enough for money, jewelry, documents, and similar items. Some are only large enough to fit a key or a thumb drive, while others can accommodate larger items like mobile phones. It depends heavily on the shape the safe takes. Smaller safes that look like hairbrushes can only store what fits into the handle (like a bill roll, for example) but can be carried while traveling. Slightly larger safes can be hidden in hollowed-out dictionaries and power outlets at the expense of portability.
They should look just like everyday objects--similar enough that someone searching for valuables they can steal will not bother checking. If the user can tell the difference, so can everybody else! At the same time, it cannot look too much like a throwaway item, or the user might find it cleared away by a well-intentioned family member or roommate. Using safes disguised to look like household devices, such as surge protectors, can avoid such mishaps.
Some added security
While the most significant benefit of a diversion safe is its disguise, some come with an additional lock to further protect your valuables. A lock isn’t useful in the case of a burglary--the burglar will simply take the safe with them--but it can prevent family or friends who discover the safe from opening it. Safes come with key and combination locks--with the former, the user has to worry about hiding the keys, while in the latter, they have to remember the passcode, so that decision is a matter of personal preference.
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