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Statistics show that a full 75% of all crimes are related to the theft of personal property from a residential location. You could safeguard your valuables by putting them in a bank safe deposit box, but that is hardly a convenient solution; so most of us simply keep the majority of our precious belongings at home and take our chances.

But you simply don’t have to take those kinds of chances anymore! Savvy homeowners just like you are turning to home safes as a happy medium: they offer the security you need while still maintaining the easy accessibility you crave. Once you’ve made the decision to go with a safe the question becomes: is a floor model best or should I go with a wall safe?

If every inch of square footage is at a premium in your house, or if you just prefer keeping your valuables securely hidden out of plain sight, a wall safe may be the storage solution you’ve been looking for. Some of the many items that can be stored in a safe this size include:

  • Jewelry
  • Cash
  • Personal documents such as passports, birth certificates, and immunization records
  • Financial records such as investment portfolio information, tax returns, and bank statements
  • Documents relating to large purchases such as a home or vehicle
  • Prescription medications
  • Hand guns

Today’s wall safes have convenient interior shelving, optional lighting, and thick-plated steel doors. They can be installed in a recess of virtually any wall, allowing for easy access yet complete secrecy: all without sacrificing floor space.

Installing Your Wall Safe in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1: Choose a good location. You want to select an inconspicuous location for your wall safe; for this reason, many owners opt to put it in a closet where the front of the safe can be easily concealed by clothing. It can also be placed into a wall out in the open and covered with a hanging or with art work. Most importantly, you want to avoid wall areas that contain wiring or pipes.

Step 2: Use a stud sensor to pinpoint ideal location. You will want to cut the hole in your drywall so as to position the safe securely between wall studs. A stud sensor will help you to locate where the studs are, allowing for easy insertion of your safe into the recessed area between.

Step 3: Plan on screwing the safe directly into the studs on either side and using other types of reinforcement to ensure the stability and security of your safe.  Your safe vendor can help you to troubleshoot and determine the best way to effectively install your unit.

Cannon Safe is a leading manufacturer of home safes, including models that are specifically designed to fit in a wall. A wall unit is a great way to keep all kinds of valuables secure, and it’s so discreet that only you will know it’s there.

Posted 5/23/2010 7:27 AM