Builders DIY: Home Security - Installing a Safe

  • Published: 19 December 2014
  • Andrew takes us through how we should properly install a wall-mounted safe
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Comments • 14

  • Zaahir Ismail
    Zaahir Ismail  4 weeks back

    Never buy those safes

    • Tony Bussey
      Tony Bussey  2 months back

      1:53 -2:10 drills holes without glasses on, turns around and is wearing glasses!!!

      • Doge
        Doge  4 months back

        3:00 Write your code in a SAFE place...

        • 11 11
          11 11  6 months back

          I wouldn't put it on the wall unless there was no other option. It would be much more secure anchored to a floor. Also this is just a common sense tip, don't place it out in the open.

          • Locker serving bd Rahmna

            লকার সার্ভিস পেতে

            • Ste Heaton
              Ste Heaton  1 years back

              Surely that has to be the worst position to mount the safe? Lots of room around to swing a hammer at it, get a pry bar behind it or other implement? It should be also fixed to the floor where possible and mounted in a low corner.

              • bull shiyot
                bull shiyot  1 years back

                The weight of the safe will wear out the anchors. Don’t install this way. Just no.

              • BuildersSA
                BuildersSA   1 years back

                Hi Ste, thank you for your feedback, we'll pass it on to the right team. NM

            • Alien Alien
              Alien Alien  2 years back


              • John Lowe
                John Lowe  2 years back

                what size drill bit do you use for the bolts .

                • Fritz the Cat
                  Fritz the Cat  3 years back

                  I don't have masonry in my house, would using hefty anchors and bolts into studs be a secure option?

                  • Robert Moore
                    Robert Moore  3 years back

                    Don't drill into the mortar - drill into the brick. Much stronger!

                    • Ezzerlad
                      Ezzerlad  2 months back

                      I was just about to type the same!

                    • BuildersSA
                      BuildersSA   3 years back

                      Thanks for the advice, Robert! :)