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Old 09-20-2017, 7:56 AM
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I just ordered a homeland safe, seemed like the best one in the OC, that is made in the US. I am going to mount it in my garage.
The problem is that if my garage door is open anyone who drives by will be able to see it.
So I thought I would get it wrapped, like the car wraps, to disguise it like a coke machine, a fridge, or something else.

Anyone done this ? How did it work out ? who did it and what did they use ?

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Old 09-20-2017, 8:10 AM
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You can build a wood cabinet around it to make it look like a cabinet. There was a really good how to thread on here a few years back. Or you can just turn your workbench around in front of it to hide it.
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You can build a wood cabinet around it to make it look like a cabinet. There was a really good how to thread on here a few years back. Or you can just turn your workbench around in front of it to hide it.
Best route imo
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Old 09-20-2017, 9:07 AM
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Unfortunately I don't have the room for a cabinet, space limited.
So I thought the wrap would be the best option.
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3 sides of a refrigerator box?
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Old 09-20-2017, 9:59 AM
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a while back i was thinking about the same problem. i saw two interesting ideas. so much depends upon the location and size of the safe. The cheapest alternative i saw was a safe the was enveloped in a large box that came with a refrigerator.

the other one i contemplated was hiding it behind a regular door

these 2 companies sells wraps for safes....mostly it looks like embellishments but they might be able to work with you for camouflaging the safe:
http://www.iconographystudios.net/cu...un-safe-wraps/
http://usnightvision.com/rapid-wraps...e-vinyl-wraps/

here's a youtube of a guy making a wrap for a safe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt8ddmXrQhE

here's a cool idea...place makes custom magnetic cover: http://kudumagnets.com

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Just build the cabinet around it. It's only 1 to 1.5 inches thick total
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:32 AM
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just drape a nasty old bedsheet over it.

Bonus, the bedsheet makes a great clean rag for wiping hands, guns, etc.

just another big box in the garage.

If you really want to get fancy then cardboard box "wardrobe" should be right shape. No one wants old clothes.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:50 AM
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I haven't done this but I had found these guys when I looked into wrapping a basement fridge. They do safes and have some cool designs but maybe nothing that suits your needs. I'm sure they could do a custom print.

http://usnightvision.com/rapid-wraps...rt=bestselling
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just drape a nasty old bedsheet over it.

Bonus, the bedsheet makes a great clean rag for wiping hands, guns, etc.

just another big box in the garage.

If you really want to get fancy then cardboard box "wardrobe" should be right shape. No one wants old clothes.
^^^^^^^ this. Go to Big lots or target and get a blanket or bedspread. Even Goodwill. You dont want a design that people will look at.
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Just march back and forth with a rifle on your shoulder. They will get the point. No really just put up some plywood and make it look like a cabinet.
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Look up the Amsec safe cloak, it attaches with magnets on top and does a decent job of disguising the safe as a cabinet to people passing by while your garage is open. I've seen them in person at west coast safe and they look pretty decent in real life.

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Old 09-20-2017, 2:03 PM
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Safe? What safe? When I am not at home there is a F150 backed in and parked about 8 inches from those doors.

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Look up the Amsec safe cloak, it attaches with magnets on top and does a decent job of disguising the safe as a cabinet to people passing by while your garage is open. I've seen them in person at west coast safe and they look pretty decent in real life.

Ok that's pretty impressive.
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Ok that's pretty impressive.
+1. That looks like an easy way to keep people passing by from investigating further.
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Look up the Amsec safe cloak, it attaches with magnets on top and does a decent job of disguising the safe as a cabinet to people passing by while your garage is open. I've seen them in person at west coast safe and they look pretty decent in real life.

That's kind of cool but only covers the front so won't help if someone has their safe on the side of the garage. I'd consider it if it wasn't so expensive. Was thinking of just using magnets and a moving blanket.
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Old 09-20-2017, 2:50 PM
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great options, thanks guys.
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$5.99 moving blanket from harbor Freight!
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Old 09-20-2017, 4:45 PM
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A few of the harbor freight 4 inch magnetic nuts/bolts-parts tray that the often offer free with purchases work well at securing a sheet or Blanket.
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I just pu the chrome logos off the safe and throw a grease towel over the handle . But mine is on the side wall of garage and face in . Not out towards the street .
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I covered mine with a TRUMP flag. Works perfect, the lily-livered snowflakes cant see through their tears.

I seriously did btw.
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Amsec cloak works well, is made nicely, but doesn't cover sides.

It has fooled people standing 10 feet in front of it.
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Old 09-21-2017, 9:50 AM
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folding room/privacy divider
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We have actually have had customers keep the plain cardboard shipping box, write "junk for goodwill" on the outside of the box, and cut the backside of the box out. Then they just slide the box out from in front of the safe when they want to get into it.
Recommended to us by a customer who's garage got broken into, the burglar walked right by the safe hidden by the box.
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