posted on May, 1 2012 @ 10:00 AM
Speaking as a locksmith, I would advise you to think about a floor mounted safe. Not just a safe that sits above ground, and is bolted to the floor,
but a safe which is sunk into the floor itself. I would also agree with the poster who suggested ensuring that your safe has bolts on three sides. If
you were just storing valuables, you could maybe skimp a little, but this is serious business.
The reason a floor mount is best, is that unlike free standing, bolt down safes, the under floor safe can be effectively hidden from veiw under a
table, chair, bed, or other furniture. The other good thing about this is that it takes up no space in the room, and is very very hard to remove from
There was an incident I remember reading about where a fellow had his safe stolen by crooks, who managed to attatch a line, and yank it clear off the
mounting bolts in the wall and floor. It barrelled out through the window of his house, took out his car on the way across the lawn, and blindsided a
police cruiser on its way down the road, leading to the thieves eventual arrest. But if the safe was actually in the floor, then the theives would
never have been able to attatch any kind of line to it, and would have had to have plasma lanced the door on site, leaving you time to find a bat and
bash thier skulls to mush.