Choosing the best safe for the purpose is important and choosing where to Install a safe in your property is equally important.
So where is the best place to put a safe in your house?
The best place to install a safe is either;
- Bolted to a concrete floor
- Bolted to an External Wall
- Ideally both!
Floor Bolted Safe
Bolting a safe to a concrete floor is ideal. However where this is not possible the safe could be fitted to a wooden joist in the floor.
Where bolting the safe does not get a strong enough fixing there are alternatives that may be considered for fixing to a floor or wall.
- Very strong adhesive – not ideal but may be used as a last resort.
- Chemical fixings
Home Wall Safe
A wall mounted safe should ideally be bolted to an external wall.
This isn’t always possible or suitable. You may require a safe in the wall elsewhere in the house. This requires careful consideration when it comes to deciding where exactly to place it and how to install it.
There have been occasions where we have installed safes to an internal wall. Sometimes we are asked for a hidden wall safe.
The image below is an example of a £10k cash rated safe that we installed inside a wardrobe. It weighed more than 45kg so installation had to be considered with great care with enough support for it at the bottom which can’t be seen in this image.
On this occasion we cut an aperture in the wardrobe to accommodate the safe and bolted it to the internal wall. If not done correctly it can cause problems with the surrounding area and a less than secure result.
Customers have asked on occasions about wall safes between studs. Wall safes that are sunken into a wall between 2 stud walls are not as common in the UK as they are in the US. This is not something that would tend to be added to a property. It is something that would need to be done as part of the building process. If you are looking for a really well hidden home safes it is really a case of having your property surveyed by an expert who will be able to tell you the most suitable option for your particular property. It really does require some creative thinking. Wall safes and under floor safes should be planned during the early stages of a building project.
It is so important that any of these options are planned and executed with care and consideration and by an expert. It is important to choose a qualified professional locksmith to make these decisions and to carry out the work. This is not a job for an amateur.
IKS Locksmiths are security specialists experienced in wall safe installation in London. When it comes to installing any safe a professional locksmith approach is vital.
Should you require a quote or free security survey of your property we would be delighted to hear from you.