Installing a Wall Safe

If you're looking to secure the valuables in your home, you can easily install a home safe on your own by following these steps. 

We all have important valuables that we want to protect in our home whether it is expensive watches, jewelry, passports or money. For peace of mind it’s always a smart idea to install a secret safe in your home, for example your closet. If the contents of the home safe are items that you don’t need to access to frequently then the location is less critical.

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Choosing a safe for your home can be a difficult task as some home safes can be very costly. If you own your home and you plan on living there for a while, installing a wall safe can be a very good investment for you to make. Safe installation is something you do once, and then you can enjoy the security benefits of the safe for years to come.

Selecting a Home Safe

You might even decide to purchase two different safes so that you can divide up your valuables between them. The placement decision should be based on the contents and how frequently you want access to them, the type of safe and how heavy it is. A fire resistant safe is constructed of double metal walls that come with a layer of insulation between them and the burglar proof resistant safe contains thicker walls but will not protect its contents from fire. Installing a wall safe is very complex and you might need the help of a professional locksmith. If you decide to do so yourself here are some steps to help you.

Things to Consider When Choosing a Safe

Your Price Range

As with anything else purchasable, with safes, you get what you pay for. Often, the quality and size of the safe you purchase is dependent on how much money you are willing to pay for your purchase.

The Size of the Safe

It is important to think about what size you want your safe to be. The size of your safe will of course depend on the space you plan on keeping it in, as well as what you plan on keeping locked away inside it.

The Lock It Comes With

Safes come with built-in combination dial locks, push pin code locks, as well as locks that can be unlocked with a key. There are also high tech lock options available on safes, like finger print detector locks amongst others.

Level of Security

What level of security are you looking for in a safe? To some it is important that a safe be 100% fire proof. To others, a secure lock is an important feature on a safe, but fire proof is not a requirement.

Commercial or Residential

It is important to understand the difference between small home safes and large business vaults. If you are looking to have a safe installed in your office or home, our professional locksmith team is here to help.

Our Safe Installation Process

  • Our locksmith will locate the wall studs with a stud sensor, using a hammer or nail. He or she will use a level to draw a 14 ¼ - inch square onto the wall between the two studs then cut out to opening using a drywall saw. The locksmith will make sure to do it carefully so as not to cut into electrical wiring.
  • Next, our technician will fill in the spaces with wood shims or strips of ¼ inch plywood to build the studs out flush with the edges of the opening and secure the wood with finishing nails as well as the left and right edges out of the cutout will extend ¼ inch beyond the studs on each side of the opening.
  • With its door open, the locksmith will tilt the safe into the opening and press it against the wall. It will be done slowly so that no part of the wall will rub off from the pressure of the safe. Additionally, it will be important for the safe specialist to secure the safe with the studs of the four screws provided and make sure that the door of the safe is opening and closing properly.

For assistance in selecting and installing a safe for your home or office, our 24 hour locksmiths are standing by and ready to assist you. We have trained safe engineers that will install the safe at your home at your convenience.

Call our safe installation experts today to get the help you need!