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sherwoodsherwood Posts: 1,224 Senior Member
We have a friend whose house was broken into earlier last week and a lot of small stuff was taken. Now the Boss wants a small safe that she can use for her small personal stuff(jewlery). The basement gun safe will not do. Can anybody recomend one? I would like to buy a small one and bolt it to the floor in one of the closets. Any ideas? Thanks.
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Posts: 10,932 Senior Member
    Look at a in-floor safe. Can be easily covered with carpet or rug. Keep an end table over it.
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Posts: 12,419 Senior Member
    I have a small Sentry fire safe like this one: http://www.sentrysafe.com/Products/381/CSW3607_Electronic_FIRE-SAFE_

    that IU use for small items. Mine is an older version that does not have bold down hardware, but being inventive, and having metalworking tools makes that a non-issue :)

    Keep an eye on Craigslist. Small safes come up all the time.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • agewonagewon Posts: 655 Senior Member
    If you're protecting your valuables from theft, a small safe is just a suitcase for a thief.
    If recommend either a hidden safe as JPB stated. Some of the new ones that are in wall mounted can be great for smaller items and hidden with a picture.
  • olesniperolesniper Posts: 3,767 Senior Member
    Sentry makes good safes. Stay away from the Bunker Hill brand, sold at Harbor Freight. You have to have the door open to replace the battery in the electronic lock.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil: For I carry a .308 and not a .270
  • Diver43Diver43 Posts: 12,747 Senior Member
    Small safes have their uses. While our guns and expensive jewelry is now kept in a large safe, for years I only had a gun cabinet and a small safe for the wifes family jewelry. While renting I was unable to secure it to the wall studs or floor, so stacked 4 cynder blocks to act as a stand for it and ran a cable from the inside of the safe through all the blocks. While not perfect or fool proof, it sure would have slowed down a burglar trying to get in and out quickly.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
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