From article entitled "Safeguard your investments at home", Dan's Papers, July 5, 2007
Everyone leaves some valuables lying around -- even people with safes. The reason is that safes are often impractical for everyday use. It’s a hassle to lock your jewelry up, day in and day out. As a result, expensive everyday items like earrings or watches (as well as cash) are vulnerable to theft. On the other hand, when you lock things up, you tend not to use them. This leaves most of us in a quandary about how to have peace of mind about our valuables and still enjoy them easily.
You could take the view that it will not happen to you. If you do you’re in good company - most people who have been burglarized for the first time felt the same way. Some invest in getting an alarm system. This is a good first line of defense, yet note that no one stops there – people with alarms still keep locks on their doors. So what protects your property once someone is inside? Many thefts are “inside jobs”, meaning that they’re committed by people who are authorized to be in your home.
Then there’s the question of how safe a “safe” really is. Safes are typically selected on the basis of how much the user thinks they will want to stow away in there, or how much room the safe itself will take up, rather than by considering how the more salient security features of a safe serves (or doesn’t serve) the individual’s property as well as their personal security needs.
What appears massive to the average user may not afford much resistance to professional burglars, who are routinely able to break into or haul away safes of considerable size and weight. For this reason, some think to “hide” their safes, a very good idea that nevertheless relies on precision work and a well-executed method for success. Unfortunately, in many cases this is either not done by a specialist in the field or else the operation is exposed to a slew of other workers present at the time.
And what about space? Like a house, a safe accumulates things. Over time, you might end up having to squirrel away possessions in various places or multiple safes. Consider the option to comfortably accommodate bulky valuables such as silverware. One of these options is the hidden walk-in safe, outfitted to make accessing your possessions as easy as reaching into a cabinet, except that the entire space is protected by both a steel safe and, if done right, an ingeniously concealed entrance.
Invisivault®, a company specializing in hidden drawers and in-wall hides offers solutions to these problems.
Our hidden drawer safe is a seamless blend of security and convenience, and resolves the seemingly irreconcilable need for a secure safe that is quick and easy to use. Even the opening mechanism is known only to you, and will open the hidden drawer in one second.
Remember, regardless of the safe or its size, the single most effective criterion for protecting your safe or your valuables is minimizing its exposure to a thief. Better they never run across it, than it should have to withstand an attack. The same holds true for your “everyday” valuables - better that they’re expertly hidden to others, yet easily accessible to you. That is why a hidden safe from InvisiVault® offers you more personal and property protection, and why it makes sense to include one when you want to preserve what is most valuable to you.
There’s more to know about burglars and your safety. When planning your installation, we can work with you to provide the optimal balance of security and convenience.