Hidden In Plain Sight

Sometimes the best way to keep something concealed is by hiding it in plain sight. Here are some of the best ways to hide your valuables in your home, without drawing extra attention.

Book Safe

hollow book safe

book safe inside

  • Open book to reveal a secret storage compartment
  • Hidden compartment is 6.5-by-4-by-3-Inch deep
  • Perfect for home, office, school, travel, rv’s and boats
  • Hide your passports, currency, documents, jewelry, account numbers, credit cards and keepsakes

Double Book Vault: $19.52




Sprinkler Safe

When it comes to hiding things, this can be done in many different ways. Camouflage or concealment are the most common ways to hide something and in more sophisticated situations cryptography can be used to hide the content of a message. Hiding money is also common but sometimes can lead to very large problems when discovered (or if you forget where your money is hidden). Rather than the old standard under-the-doormat or inside a plastic rock, this fake inground sprinkler head offers a good place to put a set of spare keys or maybe an emergency USB flash drive. It looks like a regular sprinkler head and the tough water-tight plastic case holds multiple keys.

Sprinkler Hide a Key

Sprinkler Hide a Key in Use

  • Looks like a regular sprinkler head
  • Tough water-tight plastic case holds multiple keys
  • Screw cap
  • Dimensions: 3.5″ x 1.3″ dia. (8.9 x 3.3cm)

Sprinkler Hide-A-Key: $5.99

Wall Safe

A mini-safe camouflaged as an electrical outlet – ingenious. Although you can’t fit anything too large inside, what a perfect little compartment for a cash or coin stash.

wall outlet safe

Hidden Wall Safe: $7.40

Throw Pillow Safe

This has to be one of my favorites just because it’s so unique. Plus, unlike some of the more permanent hidden safe options, this one is small and portable just in case you need to leave in a hurry.

hidden safe pillow

Pillow With Hidden Safe: $21.95

Air Vent Safe

It is estimated that there are over a trillion air vents in the U.S. With this in mind, the Air Vent Secret Compartment blends in well in any home. Air Vents can be used in any room in the house.

Installation is easy. Installs in walls with studs 16” on center or greater. Installs in minutes with simple tools!

A quarter turn fastener is hidden in the louvers. Turn it a 1/4 turn and the vent assembly opens like a drawbridge revealing the Secret compartment. The air vent secret compartment comes completely assembled with 2 removable shelves, and 4 fasteners. Simply cut a hole in the drywall or paneling using a razor knife or hacksaw blade and put 4 screws in and you’re finished!

air vent safe outside

air vent safe inside

Air Vent Secret Compartment: $259.95 + $15 Shipping Cost

Lock Drug Dispensary Safe

This one isn’t as concealed as some of the others but still makes for a great wall safe. Meant to be used as a locking medicine cabinet but but has plenty of shelf space for other valuables as well.

Lock Drug Dispensary Safe

Lock Drug Dispensary Safe: $279.95

Cabinet Safe

This one is actually pretty stylish and could double over as a part of your bedroom set. No one would ever know about that awesome secret compartment that pulls out from the bottom.

cabinet safe

cabinet safe inside

The Oak File Cabinet: $2,900.00

Hidden Rooms

Think panic room with a little less technology. A hidden room is by far one of the best ways to ensure the security of your most precious goods.

Hidden Bookshelf with Secret Door

How to Make a Hidden Door Bookshelf

Build a Hidden Door Bookshelf for your Secret Stash

Books on Designing Your Own Secret Room or Hidden Safe:

How To Hide Anything

Secret Rooms Secret Compartments

Build Your Own Secret Bookcase Door: Complete guide with plans for building a secret hidden bookcase door

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2 Responses

  1. badvoodoodaddy

    I had heard about the book safe and picked one up. I had also heard about using you cold air exchange as a hiding place but the others are some very good ideas. I really like the idea about the secret door with the book case on the front. That would be a great idea for a room to hide weapons and food from prying eyes or the officials. Thanks for the info, great post.

  2. Elise

    Some of these would probably look suspicious, like the air vent and the wall socket one, because they'd likely look very different from the rest of your air vents/wall sockets. Other than that, great ideas of course.


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