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Belt Safe Wallet

Neither hidden nor easily stealable
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This is a wallet specially designed to be worn on the owner's belt, while still being highly resistant to theft.

This is accomplished as follows:

First, worn on the belt directly, is a slim metal mounting bracket that the belt slides through, and which has some sort of slightly protruding component which the wallet clips to. Since the bracket has a loop, not a clip, the only practical way to get it onto or off of the belt is to remove the belt from the user's waist, or cut the belt.

Second, the wallet itself has a clip of some sort which connects to the bracket, and a fingerprint sensor which releases this clip.

Third, the wallet is made difficult to open when it's clipped to the belt.

goldbb, Aug 24 2017


       So, a bit like a regular wallet but with the added advantages of needing batteries and being difficult to open?
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 24 2017

       Just keep your money in a "wallet" that looks like a spare clip of ammo for your personal weapon.
8th of 7, Aug 24 2017

       People keep money in wallets?
Wallets are for cards and receipts. Cash should be sequestered in various locations other than a wallet, but this would sell.

       // Cash should be sequestered in various locations other than a wallet //   

       The Cayman Islands ? Liechtenstein ?
8th of 7, Aug 25 2017

       Simply stuffing both trouser pockets with what looks like bunches of human hair wearing curling rollers is hard to beat when it comes to taking attention away from any wadges of cash you might want to transport.
xenzag, Aug 25 2017

       8th, I intentionally described the idea in a minimal fashion, so that numerous other security features could be added, but wouldn't be required. Nothing prevents you from ordering a version of this wallet which looks like an ammo clip. Especially considering that there now exist fingerprint scanners which use ultrasound, instead of optics, and are capable of working through opaque materials, including metal.   

       2fries, I know this "cash" stuff is supposed to be going out of style, but yes, people still carry moderate amounts of it with them.   

       Many of the new chip card readers here in the US are disgustingly slow, to such a degree that coins and pieces of paper are faster.   

       Of course, if you are a cashless person, you could get a card-only version of it.   

       xenzag, that wouldn't work, people will assume that it's a wig, not a scalp.
goldbb, Aug 28 2017

       Money belt anyone?
RayfordSteele, Aug 28 2017

       // Nothing prevents you from ordering a version of this wallet which looks like an ammo clip. //   

       Indeed; but the psychology involved is a little different.   

       "Hmm, my potential victim is carrying a .50 AE Desert Eagle and spare clips. Well, maybe one of those clips is actually a disguised money clip. Thing is, even if I do grab the right one, I can run at maybe 8 m/s, and those rounds travel at 400m/s. So what's the chance of me getting out of accurate range before I get hit, assuming that he can get off eight rounds in the first four seconds ? No, don't like the math ..."
8th of 7, Aug 28 2017

       Happens all the time in Great Dunmow.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 28 2017

       The war on cash is a front in the war on anonymity, and the war on anonymity is a war on freedom.
Voice, Aug 28 2017

       The war on anonymity is lost, or will be within 10 years.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 28 2017

       " carrying a .50 AE Desert Eagle .... assuming that he can get off eight rounds in the first four seconds "   

       The protagonist in this story has never fired a Desert Eagle. I bought 25 rounds at the range and still have 18 of them.   

       It goes like this - fire gun. Readjust grip on gun by 90 degrees, fire gun. Readjust grip on gun by 90 degrees, repeat until you change your mind. Maybe four rounds in eight seconds.
normzone, Aug 28 2017

       You're doing it wrong.   

       Firstly, practice with high-end homeloads in an M1911 - full wadcutter, unjacketed. That will help with the heavy, twisting recoil.   

       Secondly, wear close-fitting unlined leather gloves.   

       Thirdly, fire from a kneeling position.   

       Whole mag in less than 5 seconds at 10m, 5 of them placed centre mass.   

       You might want to invest in a wrist brace and a bottle of linement, though, and don't schedule any work requiring manual dexterity for a week or so.   

       It's actually less traumatic than a 37mm flare pistol with smoke puff rounds, but admittedly those are single shot.
8th of 7, Aug 28 2017

       I've got an air rifle.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 28 2017

       Shhhh ... you don't want to panic Kim Jong-Un with your weapons of mass destruction ...
8th of 7, Aug 28 2017

       Hey, I'll have you know I've faced down some pretty streetwise rabbits in my time.   

       I know what you're thinking: "Did he fire one shot or only none?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .22 Webley, the most powerful air rifle in the this village, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 28 2017

       <sneaks up and quietly attaches oversize bunny ears to [normzone]'s hat>   

       <sneaks away while desperately suppressing impulse to commence demonic cackling>
8th of 7, Aug 28 2017


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