What is the best room to put a gun safe in? Short answer, the one least visited by strangers. The less you advertise that you have a safe, the less likely you'll attract unwanted attention to it. While that beautiful color might look fantastic in the living room, that's the room that almost everyone entering your house will see. Appliance repair guy, plumber, your kid's friends, even people just standing at the front door when you open it. The best rooms are the ones that don't get a lot of outside traffic.
The least visited room by anyone outside the family is the master bedroom, and that means the least amount of people will see it. If you want to go even further, the master bedroom closet keeps the safe from prying eyes looking in from the window. Rooms like the den or the living room are much more likely to show off your safe to the wrong people. Of course, these aren't hard rules, but just keep visibility in mind when you pick a spot.
So, what about the garage? The garage is one of the three most popular places to put a gun safe. Some people want it in the garage because they don't have the space for it in the house. Some people like the accessability of their sporting firearms and other goods there. When choosing a spot in the garage, keep these two questions in mind:
• Can someone see it easily? Can they see it from the driveway? Is the safe covered (safe cover, false cabinet, etc.) so they can't guess what it is?
• Can someone get to it easily? Are there power tools in the open and accessible to anyone? Will the car block the way to it from the outside? Is it bolted down so they can't easily wheel it off?