This is a brilliantly clever way to hide your valuable things [Amazing Photo of the Day]

Different people protect their valuable assets in different ways; there is the proverbial mattress stuffer, the hole-in-the-wall type person, someone who spends thousands of dollars on an expensive safe. Then there are people who use more clever methods, such as a hidden key safe disguised as a power outlet; check it out:

Very clever…

The above safe can be had for roughly 40 pounds in the UK. I’m sure there are similar safes that can be found all around the world. If anyone in the United States is thinking of buying the above safe and importing it to the United States, it will cost you roughly $65 (excluding any applicable import duties); do take note, however, using a UK-style outlet to disguise your safe in the United States isn’t very clever.

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  • cpusrvc

    I remember these from 40 years ago! They looked like an ordinary dual wall outlet. You cut a hole in the wall, pushed the fake “outlet” into the hole (the flanges covered the edges of the hole, and bazinga! it was done. It wasn’t a safe, but who’s going to pull on all the wall outlets in a home thinking some are fake?

  • jayesstee

    @Al: Thank you, a good instructional read.

  • Al
  • jayesstee

    @Ashraf: This has been available in the UK for many years along with dummy Heinz(tm) beans and Coke(tm) cans for hiding small valuables. These and many other “useful” items that the average Joe can’t be bothered to buy, appeared in small Mail Order catalogues bundle free with weekend newspapers.
    The principle is good though, in that the best hiding place is somewhere in the open disguised as something you would expect to see in that enviroment. I myself, am working on a safe disguised as a grand piano (for rich people) and a safe disguised as Windows Vista Install disc box – cos nobody would nick Windows Vista!

  • Ashraf

    @Mario: I doubt it. Not only would that be potentially dangerous, but I don’t see where the wires — all the space seems to have been reserved for storage.
    @JMJ: Oh good point. Still, I think my point stands — such an outlet would be out-of-place in the typical household, which serve the opposite purpose of using a hidden safe.
    @etim: Touche, etim, touche.
    @onedeafeye: Thanks, fixed.

  • onedeafeye

    Typo: ‘the proverbial matter stuffer’ should be ‘mattress stuffer’.

  • Mike

    @etim: Good one.

    Along with the main article comment, “do take note, however, using a UK-style outlet to disguise your safe in the United States isn’t very clever.”


  • etim

    …and then there are the people who returned their new Christmas electronics because they wouldn’t take a charge.

  • JMJ

    @Mario: That would be a great feature. It would also be great if the lower prong receptacles were not closed off, right?

    @Ashraf – Such receptacles ARE used in the U.S. for 220-240 Volt powered devices, like some air conditioners, electric ranges, etc. We generally use 110 Volts for most household

  • Mario

    Hummmm. I’m wondering if the power on/off switches really work…