I'll be happy to walk your home with you and/or your contractor;
the build-out requirements, offer safe location ideas, suggest safe
models, discuss safe interior amenities, and recommend concealment
Let us do all the footwork involved with
finding the optimum safe, qualifying the contractors, coordinating
logistics & shipping, instructing frame shop craftsmen... Every
thing necessary to help your favorite contractor avoid all the pitfalls a
wall safe remodel can suffer due to a fateful, first foray into the
Service Call: $65- first 20 min.
Consulting: $100- each third of an hour thereafter...
The convenience of a wall safe is that it's easily accessible, and
at eye level. To add to it's protection, we recommend creating a
diversion by hiding it in plain sight- this can be as simple as putting
it in an obscure place, or behind a household object.
often you access your safe will help determine the type of mechanism you
want to control the concealment covering your wall safe. For example,
if you're going into your safe a couple of times a year, you may choose a
picture on a hook & wire; whereas if you intend on using your safe
several times a week, you may opt for a concealment motion that utilizes
glides or hinges.
Look around your home for a picture, mirror, wall hanging, or piece of
furniture that already matches your decor and we'll provide all the
hardware necessary to conceal your new vault from view.
"The best concealment's are ones that look like they belong in your home."
price is in addition to basic installation based on the size and shape
of the concealment, and can only be priced after the concealment item has been provided.
Hidden wall safes are no longer a luxury item; but an affordable,
convenient, household appliance that insures your entire family,
domestic help, close friends, or even perfect strangers, can't put their
hands on what they can't find...
Affordable, convenient access to everyday valuables in a secure wall
vault. Restrict access to necessary prescription drugs, personal defense
weapons, and provide peace of mind that your family is safe from
potentially dangerous items. Provide exceptional security from burglary
not only by securely locking away jewelry, cash/coins, collectables,
passports, and creditcards; plus reduce the likelihood that these
valuables are even detected by concealment behind a common piece of
furniture organic to your homes decor.
Schedule an appointment today! Shop in your driveway, all nine models
are on our mobile showroom. Try out the different lock types, select an
ideal size, show me where you want it to go, and the basic installation
takes about an hour- same day service.
Now the cool part! Look around
your house for a picture, mirror, wall hanging, or piece of furniture
that already matches your decor and we'll provide all the hardware
necessary to conceal your new vault from view. Concealment price is in
addition to basic installation based on the size and shape of the
No such thing as burglar proof. If a thief finds it; they can steal it.
Anything man has built; can be un-built. Tools and time are the variables to
burglary. In the case of a lockout, a locksmith opens your safe –he doesn’t pry
into it, or blow it open- he breaks into it, with tools and as much time as he
needs (by the [$] hour, I might add).
If you’ve attracted a professional thief, there is little you can do.
Firstly, he’ll break-in undetected, scope out your valuables, locate your safe,
and exit with no visible sign of entry. He’ll purchase the same model safe, and
he’ll learn how to open it in a matter of minutes. You’ll be left with a
disabled alarm, dead pets, an open safe, no clues, and a defiant insurance
agent. If your thief is one of opportunity, he might use your tools to try to open
your safe. He may be so devoted to the safe that it may protect your other
items as time runs out. To no avail, he’ll try to take the safe. The removal of
a safe usually requires premeditation, a crew, a get-away vehicle, and is usually,
an inside job. The only common denominator to burglary is: They can’t steal
what they can’t find –even the professional.
Robbery is an entirely different animal. Please don’t risk your life over
items. However, if your safe is NOT found, you don’t have to admit to owning
You just got an estimate for a home theater and you notice the big screen TV's missing? Unlikely... However, when's the last time the bug man was in the house and you didn't count your prescription pain-killer's on the bedside table, or inventory your jewelry box sitting on the dresser? Crimes of opportunity can turn a reasonable person into a petty thief in a heart beat...Absent doing a background check on everyone you let in your house, or watching their every move -your home is particularly vulnerable to contractors, deliverymen, exterminators, maids, cable guys, techies, and the like. I'm not saying they're ALL unscrupulous; I'm saying you invited them in and they could be... Maybe it's time for a wallsafe hidden from view of those you have enough faith in to let them in your home.
How long have you lived in your neighborhood? 20+ years? It's probably changed a lot. Old friends seeking a change of climate, or downsizing after the kids have moved out with those houses becoming rentals or short-term homeowners. Long-time neighbors traveling more, older houses being razed and re-built; you notice less kids, more cars? These are all tell-tale signs that a neighborhood has evolved: That the population that has remained is older, somewhat frail, less aware of what's going on down-the-street. Don't be an easy target for a criminal that is living in your neighborhood watching the
comings and goings on a daily basis; they strike, and move on. The modern wall safe is perfect for such scenarios... the average dope fiend knows most seniors have lots of meds, the everyday thief will 'smash & grab' anything valuable they can pocket for quick cash, the common crook will indeed steal anything they can carry to the pawn shop for an easy payday -if they can get away before they're noticed... The best defense against thievery is awareness, the next best defense is they can't steal what they can't find (wall safe !), and the last defense is to slow them down long enough to get caught.
There's no hard and fast rule to wall safe placement. To start, I
suggest you consider what you're immediately going to put in it and
determine in what room those things are usually going to be initiated? Most
wall safes without a mechanically attached concealment (mirror,
artwork, furniture, etc..) are usually behind a 'plain site' concealment
(an open door, clothes on a clothes rod, an easily movable object, an
out-of-the-way spot, etc...) There really is no commonplace for the
modern wall safe; they're designed to insert in most any wall so as to reduce remodeling costs, and facilitate regular use.
The primary defense against thievery is that
the wall safe is never detected; on the other hand, a lot
of people are more interested in convenience and the wall safe is there
to slow down or deter misuse of trust and/or objects (prescriptions,
keys, weapons, cash, etc...).
At Safe and Secure Co., we allow for all those considerations.
All the safes are on the truck -you make your selection(s) in your
driveway. All the hardware, for most any type of concealment (hinges,
slides/glides, magnets, etc...) is on the truck and a good concealment
object is probably already in your home, if necessary. Our specialty is
determining a location that is agreeable/accessible and our construction experience streamlines the installation process for any given situation.
There’s no such thing as fire proof! Fire resistance ratings
are a false sense of security perpetrated by the safe industry to lull you into
their products under the ruse that the contents of your safe will be guaranteed
against loss. Trying to find, get, or even decipher the warranties of major
manufacturers is mind-boggling; Manufacturers insist that all pertinent
warranty information is included with your new safe purchase, distributors
defer to manufacturers, authorized dealers seldom have anything in writing. Let
me condense for you: Independent laboratories require donated products to
independently test the durability of said products in laboratory environments.
However, with no governing body to regulate the conclusions; fanciful
calculations by the marketing professional’s simply fodder for the delusion
that there is compensation for your lost valuables. An under-written insurance
policy IS the only recompense as to the value of your lost possessions. Most
safe companies will replace the safe which was damaged/lost, with many varied
stipulations; and you must prove it: homeowner’s insurance statement of
coverage, police report, etc… (One company offers their in-house insurance group;
certain restrictions apply and must be renewed regularly; sure sounds like an
insurance policy!) A major manufacturer offers this tidbit at the bottom of
their limited lifetime warranty-
IMPORTANT: This offer specifically
excludes the contents of the safe. It also excludes damage to the safe due to
acts of God, terrorism and war, and applies only to home/residential,
non-commercial use of the safe.
For my purposes, I investigated wall safe, gun safe, personal
safe manufacturers and distributors. There has not been a fire resistance study
done on any modern, non-insulated wall safe; nor is there a replacement clause
for fire or theft. There are 380,000 residential fires every year, and there
are 4,000,000 reported burglaries; you do the math. After interviewing dozens
of firefighters, I have concluded that the average residential fire burns at around
1000 degrees and last for about an hour. The honest vagueness is because “no
two fires are the same”. I can appreciate that because “they can’t steal what
they can’t find”…Let’s just stick to the facts
"Avoiding the Summertime Burglary Blues" by getting a home security system. WalletPop, an AOL Emag has an article with statistics by the Better Business Bureau that claims homes w/o a security system are 3 times more likely to have a break-in while you're away on vacation and that homes w/ a security system, on average, have losses of $400 less than comparable homes. That may all be well and good; however in this economy, EVERYBODY is susceptible to burglary. Therefore the best defense is that the crooks can't locate stuff to steal- like in a secured wall safe hidden for added protection. While the average burglary is in daylight hours and lasts only 9 minutes, the thieves know how much time they have to to grab your stuff and get away before security arrives; so you'll want to make it as difficult as possible to find your valuables and even harder to get at them. The added protection of a wall safe: They can't steal what they can't find.