How to Install a Safe in the Home

installing-a-safeThe next step after deciding to buy a burglary safe for the home is deciding where and how to install it. This decision may be as important as which safe to buy.

Many people find that tl 30 safes meet all of their requirements for burglary protection. Many models with the tl 30 rating come equipped with pre-drilled mounting holes. If not, nearly all machine shops have the necessary equipment to drill holes through the tough steel of the safe. Ideally, the safe will be bolted to concrete, or wooden flooring as a second option, and will therefore require holes in the bottom. Otherwise, holes can be drilled in the back of the safe at intervals matching the spacing of the studs in the home.

In the case of a trtl30x6 safe, one may decide not to mount the safe at all, as these safes are typically heavier and harder to move.

When mounting to a wall, locate the studs at the desired location. Precisely measure the distance from the very bottom of the safe to the holes in the back of the safe. Next, measure from the floor and mark the positions that you will sink your bolts into the wall. Drill at these points. Now slide the safe to the wall and fasten.

In the case of concrete floor mounting, it would be best to hire a professional. Mounting to concrete requires drilling or chiseling concrete. This can cause cracking.

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