ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Secure Wall and Floor Safes in the Home

Updated on December 4, 2012

Why Buy a Home Security Safe?

Wall and Floor Safes are the most secure safes you can buy for your home. These types of safes are set in concrete and so would be extremely difficult for thieves to take away, without making a lot of noise which would hopefully alert someone in your neighbourhood.

It is also a slow going process to bore into concrete to take the safe out, and thieves do not like stay in a place they have burgled for too long.

Having a security safe installed in your house is no longer something only the rich consider. It is rapidly becoming a necessity in modern society where so many people seem to think it is OK to break into someone else's house, and take what isn't theirs, instead of going out and getting a job like the rest of us have had to do.

The Floor Safe

The floor safe is without a doubt by far the most secure type of safe you can instal in your house. They need to go below your floorboards, so there has to be enough space underneath to comfortbaly fit the safe. The size you buy may be dependant on the area available.

The floor needs to be able to weight-bear as safes are incredibly heavy, therefore it most likely that your safe will have to be installed on the ground floor of your house.

Unless you are extremely handy yourself, this will need to be carried out by a qualified tradesman. It is better to employ a tradesman you have had dealings with in the past and can trust, because it is imperative to you that this person does not tell others where and how he installed your safe. The more people that know about it, the less secure it is.

After it is installed, you home insurance company will probably give you a discount on your annual premium, as safes are obviously much more secure than just keeping everything in your house because, sadly these days, no matter how good your home security system is, somebody always seems to find a way round it.

You might want to look for one that is not only fireproof but water proof. In event of fire heat rises, but water goes down and you do not want your precious belongings ruined by water, after taking all this care to look after them.

When it is properly installed and cased in concrete, the top of it should be level with the floor, and it is from here you will access it to put things in or take things out.

If, however, you have difficulty bending down to access your new safe, you might want to consider a wall safe instead.

Wall Safes

To fit a wall safe flush with your wall, your wall needs to be made of solid brick. Wall safes are generally much narrower that floor safes simply because walls are narrower. However, there should still be sufficient room inside for all your valuables whether they be paper or gold.

There are different types of wall safes depending on what you intend to use it for.

Try and position your safe well away from any water inlet pipe feeding an upstairs room or apartment in case of accidental burst which may soak your safe if it isn't waterproof. Alternatively choose one that is waterproof which you might be grateful for in event of fire.

Cash Safes

Cash safes are for money, valuables and important papers like wills, property deeds, share certificates etc. If you are storing these things in a safe you will want a heat-resistant safe in case of fire.

Papers burns at 177 degrees Centigrade and so you want one that will protect your documents at least to this heat.

Find out from your insurance company what they consider to be a fair cash rating for your wall safe. If they say $2,000 this will allow you to store valuables along side this amount of cash to the tune of $20,000. However, don't assume this to be the case, ask them first.

Data Safes

This is for the storage of computer disks, especially when backup is vital to your company, work or hobby.

Because plastic melts at a much lower heat than paper, the data safe will need to have been constructed differently to allow for lower temperatures inside to be be maintined.


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)