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Installing A Safe In Your Home

Different Types of Home Safes

Installing a safe in your home is a great way of securing your valuables. There are many types of safes to choose from, and it’s important to know the differences between each safe. Here is a list of home safes, and their functionality:

●     Home Floor Safes – Floor safes are more complex to install. A hole must be dug in the ground before the safe can be placed inside. Once the floor safe is in, concrete must be poured around the safe and left to set, so that it will be secured to the ground. Floor safes are mighty strong, and virtually impossible to remove. They are incredibly well hidden once properly installed.

●     Home Wall Safes – Much like floor safes, wall safes can be very easily concealed. A professional locksmith must check the dimensions of your walls and structures of your home, in order to determine if they are strong enough to support the installation. Home wall safes not only provide security but are also good forms of floor protection, as they tend to raise highly off the ground. Home wall safes can be hidden by placing an object in front of them, such as a mirror or painting.

●     Fireproof Home Safes – Fireproof home safes will not only protect your against theft but will also be able to withstand fires that last from 30 minutes, all the way up to 4 hours, depending on the model. You need to consider which valuables or items go here just in case.

●     Freestanding Home Safes – These safes are usually bolted to the floor and should be placed in a room that is out of the way. Freestanding home safes are relatively simple to install and generally less expensive. As with most types of safe, they can either be chosen in electronic or traditional lock and key format.

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