The 10 Best Diversion Safes
This wiki has been updated 20 times since it was first published in September of 2015. Burglars tend to target the same places in a home: dresser drawers, under the mattress, and in the freezer. You can pull a fast one on them by stashing your valuables in one of these diversion safes. Made to resemble everyday objects, they're great for hiding cash, credit cards, and other important items, and some are particularly useful for when you are traveling. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
July 25, 2019:
We ranked the available options on internal space, discreetness, and ability to deter criminals. However, the best diversion safe for you will likely be the one that blends in best with your existing decor. If you have no other pictures in your home, for example, the Miliamp Picture Frame will likely draw attention to itself rather than fade into the background.
That's why so many of the selections here are everyday objects, as they're expected to be seen in just about any situation, and therefore more likely to be overlooked. One potential exception is the Quality Cans Maxwell Coffee, as you likely need to establish yourself as a coffee drinker before you pull that one off. Also, if your guests enjoy a cup of joe themselves, they may decide to help themselves to what's inside. Fortunately, you can fill it with actual grounds if you want to further the illusion.
The Stash-It Hair Brush is the best choice we found for items that you want to keep on your person, like cash or important documents. No one will think twice about seeing a hair brush in your purse or bag (unlike, say, a can of fruit cocktail), so you can enjoy your show in peace.
Stealth Furniture Inc. Mirror You already know that your guests will sneak a glance at the medicine cabinet the first chance they get, so hide the really good stuff inside the mirror itself. You can set it up virtually anywhere in your home, and the internal shelves are adjustable to maximize your available space. stealthfurniture.com
Stealth Furniture Inc. Craftsman This coffee table has a secret push-to-open compartment that's big enough to store a pistol and ammunition, heirlooms, and other larger items. It has both a magnetic and RFID lock to offer you as much protection as possible. stealthfurniture.com
QuickSafes QuickShelf Experienced burglars may know to check picture frames for cash and other goods — but how many will think to examine the shelf those frames are standing on? Made of beautiful walnut, this safe will dress up your living room even as it hides your valuables. quicksafes.com