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Wall Safe Buying Guide: Keep Your Valuables Safe
The wall safe has been immortalized
countless films as the coolest place to store your valuables. Usually
by a painting or photo, these slick safes are the perfect hiding spot
burglars, intruders or just curious children or visitors. While wall safes don’t provide the same level
of protection as floor safes, they are more than up to the challenge of
protecting your valuables from the common thief.
With a wall safe, there are a few important
things to consider before purchasing: size, installation and lock
Here are a few helpful tips for buying the right type of wall safe for
Wall Safe Size
are generally smaller than your common floor safe, as they have to fit
the structure of your walls. The depth of your wall safe will depend on
you choose to install it. The majority of safes are built to fit inside
standard-sized wall, which is usually around 3.5” inches deep. While
your storage space will be limited, you’ll have no problem finding a
size. If you’re looking to install a large
wall safe, then choose a place where the back of the safe can
an unseen space, like a closet.
important to find a wall safe with a thick steel door as well as walls
considerable thickness. Safes that feature walls that are too thin can
cracked within a few minutes, so you want to make sure that you have
required thickness that will make it extremely hard on any would-be
should be at least half an inch thick, and walls that are less than a
inch thick won’t get the job done.
choosing a place to install your wall safe, pick a spot that is
easily accessible. A wall safe will be used regularly if it is close
it can be handy (and fun in a James Bondish kind of way) to conceal
safe behind a mirror or painting, be careful not to create too many
in order to open your safe, otherwise it becomes more of a hindrance
help. Trust that your safe will keep your things protected and don’t
yourself to jump through hoops just to use it.
safes are easy to self-install, coming with predrilled bolt holes that
bolted directly into your walls.
consideration is picking a lock mechanism. The standard method used is
combination lock. While slower, these are incredibly durable and hardly
break down. Electronic
wall safes and digital wall safes are similar in nature.
Both feature a keypad with a predetermined pin number that will open
Digital wall safes typically feature an LCD screen that displays your
presses. For an even higher level of security, a biometric
wall safe requires a thumbprint ID in order to open, so
only authorized people will be allowed access.
shopping for a wall safe,
look for a lock mechanism you like, a depth that will
fit your storage needs, and a thickness that will ensure your valuables