Everything You Need To Know About Installing an Underfloor Safe
In terms of protecting your valuables and important possessions, discretion is the best approach. Increasing your safe’s security by having it installed within the floor is a highly effective way of keeping your items safe and giving you peace of mind. It’s also an effective way to save on space in your home if you are a little limited. A floor safe takes up no additional room and unlike a conventional safe, it can be concealed for extra safety and reassurance. You simply cover it up with a carpet or floorboard, as most people like their safes and lockboxes to be as discreet as possible. This is an ideal solution for many households.
An underfloor safe system sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is. In the simplest terms, it’s a steel box with a secure safe door mechanism located at the top. The safe is encased in concrete to give it the necessary additional level of required security. An underfloor safe is often confused with a floorboard safe, this kind of safe differs in the sense that it sits in between the joists in the middle of a floor and ceiling. These are slightly less secure and can be removed by hand, and as such are not advised for commercial usage. The door of the safe is usually round and the door plate is also the thickest part. Plus, the safe commonly has a neck coming up from the body and the door is lowered into this section securing the lid into the solid part of the safe.
The obvious main benefit is that it can be hidden away and out of sight – unless you know where to look – it’s highly unlikely that it would be found. Another factor to consider is that not everyone has the additional room for a freestanding safe, again making a floor safe an ideal alternative. If the safe isn’t going to be used on a regular basis – it can be beneficial having it out of sight also. The door to the safe drops down but it can be securely covered with a dust cover to disguise its presence. In some safes you can have a tray that takes the place of the dust cover which can be placed with matching tiles or matching tiber to disguise the safe existing flooring. A good time to consider getting a safe is perhaps if you are getting an extension or new property built, this is because the builder can allow for a wide enough area of space to put the safe in – and then install it at a later date.
The main point of entry for a safe is through the lid (the door) which in most cases is a round circular mechanism. You can have a rectangular safe, these are less frequently used due to the fact that the lid can get jammed in installing or removing them. Deposit underfloor safes are more often used in commercial businesses where authorized personnel need to have access to it, this variety of safe is slightly smaller which limits their use.
Whether you are looking for a business or home safe and you’re based in Liverpool, Campbell & McGovern Locksmiths can help you find what you’re looking for. One of the largest manufacturers of underfloor safes in the UK, Churchill can offer you a variety of products. Churchill’s underfloor safes are installed underground flush with your flooring and encased in concrete. Campbell & McGovern Locksmiths in Bootle, Merseyside, stocking both floor safes and deposit tube underfloor safes with round or square doors. Whatever your need, get in touch with one of our friendly team today who will be able to help.