Wall Safes: Where, How and Why
What Is a Wall Safe?
A wall safe functions in the same way as a normal home or commercial safe.
It often has one opening and locking door mechanism, is available in a variety of sizes with different kinds of security features — from combination locks to state-of-the-art digital entry systems — and can be used to store a variety of goods and valuables.
However, where a wall safe differs from your standard safe is that it is designed to fit into spaces within the walls of your property. These are usually locations specifically built into the structure of your home or business property.
Why Buy a Wall Safe?
A wall safe offers a couple of security advantages that a traditional safe does not. These features combined are what make a wall safe perhaps one of the most effective methods of securing your valuable assets from thieves.
Discrete and Concealed — A wall safe is often a hidden safe. The purpose of wall safe installation is usually to conceal the unit behind an object, such as a painting or within a cupboard. By doing so, you make it hard to find. This adds a greater level of protection, as thieves will need to know it exists in order to actually steal items from it.
Near Impossible to Remove — Wall safes come with bolts and joists that allow them to snuggly fit into the space created for them. Once in place, they are sealed tightly. In order to remove a home safe, you must painstakingly remove all these connective elements. In short, you cannot just pick up and move a wall safe, which means a thief cannot either.
Where Should You Put Your Wall Safe?
For a wall safe to offer the enhanced security that it does, it needs to be affixed to your property in the correct manner. This means designing and constructing a space within your home or business to house the unit. You basically have three options here:
- For shallow safes, you can remove plasterboard and fix your wall safe to the space created.
- For deeper safes, you may want to get in a builder or contractor to adapt the brickwork of your home, enabling you to fix the safe correctly into the wall space.
- If you don’t want to adapt your walls in any way, you can create a faux wall. This is often easier in small alcove areas, but can be done across entire wall spaces.
How to Pick a Wall Safe?
What kind of wall safe you need very much depends on a few factors:
- How much space you have for your safe
- What you need to store within your safe
- What is your budget
- Whether you are a business or private property
- Where your safe is going to be installed
Think about each point carefully when deciding which safe to purchase. Buying the wrong wall safe will only create problems. You don’t want to buy a unit that turns out to be too small, or too big, to fit into the space you have.
You’ll also want to think about personal use versus business use. A wall safe is a powerful security option in both circumstances. A business will likely need it to meet certain finance requirements and have specific security features, while a home safe buyer may be concerned with budget and ease of installation.
We would recommend before you start the process of purchase and wall safe installation to make a list of requirements your new unit must be able to meet. Then, while browsing options, consider each point on your list against the product you are viewing, until you find the perfect wall safe for you.
If you need help picking out the best wall safe for your business or home, our expert safe engineers can help. Contact us today to discuss your queries and concerns. It is our promise that we’ll only advise you on the right product. We’ll never try to sell you something you don’t need!