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Floor Safes

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There are two basic positions for built in safes, in the wall or in the floor. Wall safes are built into brickwork while floor safes are cemented into the floor slab. Your wall safe will need to be installed into a double brick cavity wall (these are normally exterior walls) or else a double brick wall will need to be built on an internal wall. Alternatively there may be space in a plumbing or air conditioning shaft if your house is two story.

If you are considering a floor safe you need to decide the size and position of your safe prior to the concrete floor slab being poured.

The Facts

Once you have chosen the safe you require the details need to be given to your builder. The Builder then pours the slab and places a polystyrene block in the slab where your safe will eventually be installed which then has a thin skim layer of concrete over the top.

Floor safes come in various price ranges, you need to decide the locking mechanism you require

  • Digital Keypad
  • Key lock
  • Combination Lock

In order to gauge the quality of your safe there is a  ‘cash insurable rating’ which varies from safe to safe, the better the safe the higher the rating i.e. $45 000.00

Some floor safes are fire rated which will also provide protection to valuables in the event of a fire, others are purely for security.

Helpful Hints

If you are unsure whether you need a safe perhaps arrange the provision anyway. If you don’t install the safe you can still lay carpet over it as if it was never there in the first place.

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