Frequently Asked Questions About Where to Put Your Safe
Congratulations on making the wise decision to purchase a safe, but you still have some work to do. Once you've figured out how you will be moving your new safe into your home, you need to figure out where you're going to put it once it arrives. This is something you probably had in mind while you were shopping for your safe. But now you need to make a final decision that will help the movers plan the delivery. Here are some frequently asked questions purchasers ask about where to put a safe.
Should I hide my new safe?
Most of our customers want to proudly display their beautiful new safe. Who could blame them? But others like to keep their safe in an area where visitors, like workmen, housekeepers, or babysitters aren't likely to see it. If you'd rather go that route, consider putting your safe in a bedroom, office or den with a door you can close or even lock to prevent snooping when you aren't home. Putting your safe in your workshop or garage is another option, but you'll need to have it bolted down into the concrete to make it more difficult to cart away.
Even though my safe is strong, should I do more to protect it?
Yes, your new safe is strong, but there are definitely some strategies that have been shown to deter thieves who may attempt to break into it.
Bolting your safe to the floor prevents it from being easily moved. It also prevents it from tipping over.
When installing a home safe in a room, put the safe's opening side against a wall. This prevents crooks from getting the leverage they need to pry open the door.
If it's an option, building a special spot for your safe into your wall and enclosing it on three sides can create an extra barrier of protection. This makes it difficult for burglars equipped with a cutting tool or blowtorch to cut through the top or sides.
Can I install my safe upstairs?
Getting your safe into a room on the upper level of your home can be a challenge if you're doing it on your own. But a professional mover knows how to move a safe upstairs. Putting your safe upstairs makes it more difficult for a team of thieves to remove it from your home and open it up elsewhere. Burglars tend to do a quick "smash and grab" robbery and will not waste a lot of time trying to break into a safe. Without the right moving equipment or tools, a thief cannot open your safe quickly onsite or get it down your stairs to open offsite. We're ready to answer any questions you might have about where you should put your safe in your home. Just give us a call!