The security that a home safe provides is unmatched. Once it is installed it not only protects your valuables but it can add to the atmosphere of a room as well. Although there are a plethora of benefits that come with installing a safe, the actual task is easier said than done. So how is a safe installed? Let’s go over what you can expect before you purchase one for your home.
How much does it cost to have a safe installed?
The price of a safe varies depending on the material and lock that are used. For example, you could pay anywhere from $200-$2000 it all depends on what you are looking for. If you purchase a small bedroom safe then you can expect a cheaper price; however, you are trading extra space and durability as a result. If you want a quality safe then you are going to need to spend a couple of thousand dollars. This may seem like a hefty price upfront but the results will speak for themselves.
Where is the best place to put a safe in your home?
Before purchasing a safe you should make sure that you have the space for it. Putting it in a spacious area is important if you want it to look good. Common locations for a safe in the home include bedrooms, basements, garages, and the living room. Identify a location ahead of time so you are not stuck having to move it a second time. Doing so will also allow you to clear a walkway to your desired place.
How are wall safes installed?
It goes without saying, wall safes are going to require a different installation method than standard safes. Before installing one you need to make sure that you have enough space on your wall to even fit it. After you have measured out the area you will need to begin cutting into it. Because of this, you will need to choose an area that has relatively thick walls. The last thing you want to do is cut into another room on accident because there was not enough room for the safe to go in. Installing a wall safe can be tricky so consider either investing in a standard safe or asking for a professional’s help.
Can I install a safe myself?
Although you can install and move a safe yourself it is not recommended. Injuries can occur if you do not have the proper hands necessary to move an object that is so bulky and heavy. Most safe manufacturers have movers you can hire to move it to the proper location in your home.
If you insist on moving the safe yourself then you are going to need a truck and a dolly. Getting a ramp to get it into the trunk can be helpful as well as you will not have to lift it. Tread carefully when installing a safe yourself and consider your other options ahead of time.
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