How to Install a Hidden Safe Wall Outlet


Wall outlet safes are a simple way to conceal small valuables. For less than the cost of a cup of coffee, you can purchase the items needed to make the safe and install it in your home.

Things You'll Need

  • Single gang duplex wall plate
  • Single gang cut-in box
  • Residential-grade duplex receptacle
  • Drywall saw
  • Roofing nails
  • Trace the outline of the cut-in box along the wall where you would like to put the outlet safe. Use a drywall saw to cut out the rectangle.

  • Assemble the face plate. Align the receptacle over the cut-in box and push the roofing nails through the aligned holes at the top and bottom. Screw the wall plate to the receptacle.

  • Remove the assembled face plate from the box and screw the box into the drywall.

  • Insert items into the box that you would like hidden.

  • Replace the face plate by aligning the roofing nails in the box in the wall.

Tips & Warnings

  • You may need to widen the holes in the box so that the roofing nails can slide easily in and out of place to access the safe. The best place to put the outlet is behind a dresser or desk.
  • Once discovered, there is nothing to stop anyone from taking the contents of the safe.


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