And even if they do find the safe, they are likely to be in such a hurry that they won’t take the time to mess with the safe anyway, as there will be much lower hanging fruit like your TV or laptop computer. The safe will be too troublesome for most thieves to waste their time on. They want to be long gone before the home owner or the cops show up.
Install a Hidden Wall Safe
To install a hidden wall safe you first need a place to hide it. I recommend behind a door, or inside a closet behind clothes. You could even put it on a wall, and then put a dresser or bed in front of it. In my case we are installing this safe for our mother-in-law so we put it in her closet, behind the door. A location she can get to easily, and burglars will probably ignore during the quick in and out.
Watch the Hidden Wall Safe Video
Step 1: Buy the Safe
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Step 2: Measure and Mark the Drywall
Use a stud finder, measuring tape and straight edge to locate and mark the locations of your studs.
Step 3: Cut out and Remove the Drywall
Use a drywall saw to quickly cutout the drywall following the lines you made earlier.
Step 4: Install the Safe
Set the safe into the cavity, predrill the holes, and then mount it using the lag bolts provided with the safe.
Installing a Hidden Wall Safe is Complete
That’s all there is to installing a hidden wall safe in your home! Just set the code to something you can remember and you’re good to go!
I ran into the opposite problem in my install! The studs are too far apart!
Well at least that’s an easy fix! Just add a filler board.
I’m surprised you didn’t give any cautions about cutting studs in load bearing walls..
I can’t warn everyone about everything. If I did you’d find my videos pretty boring. I’m not hear to teach safety class. Besides, assuming the wall is load bearing, a single stud is not going to make any difference at all. Especially since my advice was to repair it with a scab, rather than leave it cut.
How deep is the box?
How much room is there for things to be placed on the middle shelf?
I would think that the lock mechanism takes up alot of space in the middle shelf.
Hey. thank you so much for the informative video. I had a good idea how to install my new (lock box) wall safe but your video just confirmed it and makes it look easy.