How Diversion Safes Work
The can diversion safe is designed to look like the real deal. If you were to put this diversion safe right beside a real can of Blackbear Paint, they would look the same. All of the colors, labels and size of the cans would be identical. Even people familiar with the product would find it hard to distinguish the real thing from the disguised can safe.
Of course, safe stash cans would not work well if they only looked like the real counterpart. They need to feel like the real deal as well in case a burglar gets curious and decides to give the can a closer look. In order to pass this, the diversion can safe has been given extra weight to feel as heavy as an unopened can of paint.
So, it looks like the real deal, and it feels as heavy as the real deal. However, a covert home safe like this would fail if the secret compartment was too obvious. Luckily, it is well hidden, and only you will know where the can’s secret space is and how it is opened.
In the case of this can of paint, the compartment opens at the bottom. Inside, the hollow compartment measures a total of 3 x 3 ½ inches. This is a very large open space for you to keep your cash, credit cards, and jewelry like your watch or necklaces.
However, do not think that cash and necklaces are the only items that need to be kept hidden. Believe it or not, but hiding your car keys is also important. Some burglars will steal cars if they can’t find cash or gadgets worth taking. Keep your car safe by hiding the keys in this hidden safe can.
Because of the added weight, the items inside will not jingle loudly when the can is picked up. This will prevent burglars from discovering what it really is. When they pick it up – if they ever pick it up – they will never hear the contents and simply think it is a full can of paint.
Placing the can safe in the proper place is important. Hiding the can underneath your bed or under a stack of clothes in the closet will make it look out of place and suspicious. This might prompt the burglar to inspect it further, defeating the purpose of the disguise.
Instead, you should place it where it would look natural. Since this is a can of paint, it would look best when kept in the cupboards in the kitchen or bathroom, up in the attic or in a box in the basement, or even in the garage where you can set it down beside some real cans of paint.
Burglars spend most of the time in the bedroom. If your diversion safe is in the garage or bathroom, then they are less likely to even see it. If they do, they are likely to ignore it since they would think it would be a waste of time.
This is why putting the can safe far away from the bedroom helps it hide your valuables. You can hide it in kitchen cupboards, and place a few painting tools beside it to make it seem more authentic, or you can just put it in a box along with some carpentry tools.
If putting the can safe in the basement or garage requires too much time and effort for you to hide your valuables each time you go out, then simply stash it in the kitchen. The further you keep it from the bedroom, the more likely it is to keep your valuables safe and out of reach.
The Advantages of Diversion Safes
If a can of paint is not exactly to your liking, then you can avail yourself of other types of diversion safes. These covert safes come in all different kinds of designs and sizes, but they all share one similar trait: they are designed to look like ordinary household or office objects that no burglar would find interesting.
Some are average in size, such as this can safe, but others are smaller, like a wall outlet safe that is good for hiding keys. Others, like a diversion book safe or wall clock safe, are big enough to let you hide a weapon like a stun gun or firearm.
Because of their versatility, you can even use diversion safes to hide items from your children. If you own a stun gun and want to keep it out of their reach, then hiding it in a diversion safe is the best way to keep it hidden. Your children can look into the drawers all they want and never find it.
Diversion home safes are designed to hide items in plain sight, and their disguises are so well done that even people familiar with the objects being imitated will not be able to tell the real thing from the safe. The next time you need to step out of the house or office, then it would be advisable to keep your important possessions in this Blackbear diversion can safe.