How to hide a wall safe: Top 5 ways

Wall safe hidden behind painting

We’ve all seen the “wall safe hidden behind the tiny painting” trope  in movies (assuming you watch as many spy thrillers from the 1960s as we do). But how do people actually keep their wall safes concealed? Surprisingly, the painting example isn’t as strange as you might think. In this article we’ll cover the top 5 ways people hide their wall safes.

5 ways to hide a wall safe

  • Behind Furniture: One of the most popular solutions for a wall safe is to hide it behind a heavy piece of furniture, such as a piano or a couch – anything that a (more…)

4 Tips to Protect Your Home From Theft

There are approximately 2 million reported home burglaries each year in the United States. There is no telling how many additional burglaries go unreported, as well. If you’re a homeowner, one of your main responsibilities is to keep your family, your home, and all the valuable items inside safe from harm or theft. Here are a few tips for protecting your property that will keep your home, family, and items safe and secure.

  1. Tracker Biometric SafeUse biometric safes for smaller valuable itemsBiometric safes are great for keeping your items safe and locked away. Criminals are crafty and know what to look (more…)

Installing a Wall Safe in Five Easy Steps

If you’re looking for a way to protect your valuables, you’re in luck. Installing a wall safe at your home or business is a task anyone can accomplish. Afterward, you can rest at ease knowing that your important items, like legal documents, passports, bank statements, jewelry and other valuables, will be secure and hidden from prowling hands.

Where to start

On This Old House blog, Joseph Truini estimates it takes less than an hour and $180 to $200 for the project. Required tools, he writes, include a tape measure, hammer, level, drywall saw and drill or driver.

The preparation process also involves selecting the correct (more…)

Wall Safes Video with Dye the Safe Guy

Hi, Dye the Safe Guy here today to talk about wall safes. First we are going to talk about the types of locks and then we are going to talk about the different types of wall safes that are available on the market today.

First Alert 2070AF Expandable Anti-Theft Wall Safe

Wall safes come in two different types. Usually a burglar safe like this wall safe here which is steel only. Typically 3/16″ metal in the door and fits in between 16″ studs and will go about 6″ or 7″ deep on a 2 x 6 wall. Then there is a burglar fire wall safe that gives you an (more…)

Five Reasons Every Homeowner Should Invest in a Safe

There was a time when a home safe was considered a mark of the rich and famous. When people pictured the contents of a safe, they imagined gold, jewelry and glistening rubies all held behind the door of a massive iron box with a heavy handle. Although safes are far from being a thing of the past, they have changed significantly. Nowadays, home safes are an easily accessible addition to most households. In addition to holding any valuables a homeowner may want to store securely, safes are also a great way to store important documents, keepsakes and personal items and, since (more…)

Overview – Hayman WS-7 Heavy Duty Wall Safe Video

Hi, Dye Hawley here, manager of Safe & Vault Store.com – here today to talk about the Hayman WS-7 Heavy Duty Wall Safe. The Hayman WS-7 is designed to fit in a 2″ x 6″ wall, 6″ deep. The approximate dimensions including the flange which covers the hole that you put into the drywall is approximately 17″ high, 16″ wide and 6″ deep.

The Hayman WS-7 is equipped with a digital electronic lock with a UL Type 1 certification. It’s also made out of heavy duty 1/8″ steel in the body and 1/4″ steel in the door. This safe has 2 removable shelves (more…)

Safe Overview: First Alert 2070AF

When it comes to security there’s nothing better than concealment to bolster the protection of your valuables. For this reason wall and floor safes have become very popular and are a great option for upping the security of your home or business. Here we’ll look at a wall safe produced by First Alert with a few unique features and a great reputation for quality and security.

Overview

One thing that sets apart this wall safe from others among the same class is the 2070AF’s ability to expand creating additional room for storage and more flexibility in where it can be installed. The depth (more…)

The Safety Dance [Infographic]

A Guide to Finding the Perfect Safe

When shopping for a safe it is often difficult to decide which has the best value for your money, and provides the best protection for your valuables. There are a lot of options out there, and while a High Security Burglar Fire Safe will undoubtedly protect anything you put in it, perhaps it is a little overboard if you are simply protecting documents. Fortunately, Safe & Vault Store has you covered. With Safe & Vault Store’s The Safety Dance Infographic below, find the ideal safe for your valuables. Just answer the simple questions and be (more…)

Home Safe Cash Ratings

One often overlooked bonus of owning a home safe is the insurance perks that can come with it. It’s common for many home insurance policies to cover small amounts of cash stashed at home but this number increases greatly when you keep your assets in an insured safe. One important factor when considering a safe is its cash rating. In short this is the amount of cash that can be safely stored in a safe but perhaps more importantly it’s also the maximum amount that insurance companies are typically willing to cover. Interestingly, the cash rating can be used as a (more…)

Choose a Wall Safe For Your Home

Ever wonder why more people choose the in wall safe more than any other type of vault at Safe and Vault Store? We have the answer for you! Take a peak at this video and understand how keypad and biometric wall vaults can help protect the valuables in your own easily! The best part? The wall safe can be installed by any DIYer in only 20 minutes!

Have you purchased a wall safe from us? We’d love to hear about your experience both with the vault and with the installation process!