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Safe Types & Options

Knowing what is available often solves the problem of what you need for your home security situation. We are going to go through several types of safes on this page, with brief descriptions and links to show the different categories of home security for each of these main safe types.

These home security types are very general, though they should outline what you are looking for and provide some basic overviews regarding other possible solutions. As always, if you have any questions regarding what might best suit your home security needs, feel free to contact us.

Wall Safes

Typically wall safes fit inside the interior of your wall, which means they aren’t normally much more than eight inches deep, though they can be up to two feet in height (basically an armor plated medicine cabinet).The versions we see in the movies, where the business man opens a safe behind a painting, and reaches deep inside (up to his shoulder) to grab the small black box, has several disadvantages for the average home owner (such as the back of the safe sticking into his neighbor’s yard). These types of safes are made out of heavy gauge steel. Some are designed to be flush against the wall, and some have frames with stick out 7/8″, allowing for quick access dropping doors to slide down. Home Security wall safes of this type will not have a fire rating.

For the office rather than home security, or the home owner looking to customize his home, there are deep wall safes as well. These are the types we are use to seeing on the TV dramas. In order to have these installed we need a wall that has a “false” wall in front of it, or some design which can hold the weight of the back end securely. These safes tend to have much thicker armor and even fire ratings.

Wall safes are much more convenient than floor safes or even the big box safes because of the ease in which you can access the items inside. Again, the only inconvenience is the secure installation of them, which also adds to their overall expense. Also, once installed, they become more or less part of the structure (like their cousins the floor safes). As a means of general home security, wall safes are very common and effective.

• Bio-metric Wall Safe

• Electronic Wall Safe

• Alarm System Compatible Wall Safe

• Wall Gun Safe

• Professional Office Wall Safe

• Vaults and Safe Rooms


Box Safes

Box safes are the type of safe most people visualize when they think about a safe. They stand on the floor. The large ones are heavy, normally requiring bolting to the floor to keep them balanced when the door is opened. Smaller versions don’t usually require bolting, but are still heavy enough to deter someone from picking them up and carrying them off. There is very little installation expense with these types of safes.

Because these safes sit in a variety of living spaces, spanning from the garage to the den, they normally have a several types of finishes available. High-gloss, design work, and rough finishes for areas where they will encounter scratches and spills. Many of them will also have a fire rating. They will also be much heavier with thicker armor than wall safes or floor safes, since they are exposed to access from all sides.

Floor Safes

Personal Safes

Car, RV, and Travel Safes

Drop Safes ( Deposit Safes)

Key & Cash Boxes

Vaults & Safe Rooms



Commercial Safes

More categories coming soon!