But in effect, THE BANK controls access - and if SHTF like Cyprus a short time ago - then they hold it until THEY are ready to let you have it!
My regular Mantra is - - "IF YOU DONT HOLD IT - - YOU DONT OWN IT"!
Most stupid but clever MOVE! I learnt - - besides all the dogs guards etc you allude to - - get "AT LEAST" 2 (two) other "DUMMY" real cheapo safes (BELIEVE IT OR NOT! - more prominently visible) - put a few bits of less valuable but still "shiney" STUFF in them
By the time "FRED" thinks he's won - he's "legged it" - - you claim on insurance and smile about the one thats properly hidden and FULL of "Precious"
But WHAT do I KNOW!😉