Installing Your Safe Properly

Person opening a cabinet to reveal a safe

Safes in the home are an important investment for securing your valuables. Installing the safe doesn’t have to be a difficult task, and doing it yourself can save both time and money. At R.J. Lock & Security, we’ve created a step-by-step guide to walk you through the process of installing a home safe securely.

But when in doubt, you can always call our team of locksmiths and safe experts to help out!

DIY Safe Installation

  • Choose the Right Spot

Location is crucial for security and discretion. Several factors such as size and the contents in the safe will help determine where you want to keep it. Consider low-traffic areas like a closet, and make sure that the floor or wall can support the safe’s weight.

  • Prep the Space

Prepping the space means gathering the right tools needed for the job. This could include a power drill, screws, anchors (if mounting to the wall), a level, and a pencil for marking. Then, mark where the safe will be going and check with a level to make the marks even. 

  • Secure the Safe

Drill pilot holes and secure the safe in place over top with screws or anchors. Tighten it securely for firm installation. 

  • Test the Safe

Now it’s time to test all aspects of the safe. Check that the door can open smoothly and that the lock does not experience any issues. Then, feel free to add your belongings.

  • Contact R.J. Lock & Security

If you find the task to be more daunting or simply want to make sure it’s done correctly, reach out to R.J. Lock & Security! Our team has been helping to secure the Delmarva area for over 35 years and we’re happy to help you set up your safe.

Feel free to contact our team for more information and check out the inventory of safes we offer!


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