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How Do I Move & Install My Safe?

What should I Know & Do prior to ordering my safe?

  1. Plan the best route to move the safe through your home; from the curb to its final destination. Determine if it is easier to go through the front door, back door, through the garage or another route.

    *We recommend having a backup route & destination in case the safe won’t fit or is too hard to maneuver through the original route or into the primary location.

  2. Carefully measure all the doors that the safe will be going through. 

  3. Compare those measurements to the dimensions of the safe. 

    *Double check the specification of the safe and include the safe's handle and hinge. The handle is usually shipped inside the safe to keep it from being damaged but you’ll still want to account for the hinge that extends out from the safe body.

  4. Take note of the safe's Depth. Safes can be tipped on their side making the depth the widest measurement when going through a door. 

  5. If using a moving company, make sure to notify them about any unusual considerations like a steep or gravel driveway, grass to roll over, fencing or any other obstacles. This way the delivery company can make sure to bring the appropriate equipment the first time. 


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How do I move my Gun Safe into my Home?

  • Moving Company: The easiest method and the one we recommend is to hire a moving company experience with safes. This is not only to protect you (many safes are VERY heavy) but also to protect the safe from accidental damage. Moving companies usually offer several levels of service including “White Glove” service.

  • Delivery Company: You may also be able to make special arrangements with the delivery company. After your safe has been shipped, you will receive the delivery details. Some but not all delivery companies offer additional services. Those companies that do not will usually be able to connect you with a service in your area.

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  • Do-It-Yourself: Of course there is always the DIY method. For larger safes, you'll need some helpers or friends to move it from the curb into your home. The most popular strategy to use a pallet jack or furniture dolly. If you go the DIY way, we recommend a pallet jack for large safes. It is a safer choice and the safe is already attached to a pallet so the jack easily rolls right under. Once it’s at your front door, you’ll probably want 3-4 people to help lift it inside. This is when a furniture dolly would be helpful.

    You may also consider a Shoulder Dolly. This simple piece of equipment which makes lifting large, awkward &/or heavy objects easier to handle. Shoulder Dolly's have a weight limit of 800 lbs so it isn't appropriate for safes weighing around that or more. 

 

Can I, should I, mount my safe to the floor?

In most cases, Yes!  Some safes will come with pre-drill mounting holes and the manufacturers recommend that you bolt the safe to the floor. The mounting hardware may be included. If not, you can find the bolts at your local hardware store; use lag bolts if mounting into concrete floor.

Mounting your safe helps prevent the safe from tipping over and makes it harder for someone to break-in to it. 

 


*Please read through our Shipping & Returns Policies. This can be viewed on any product page. Select the tab next to the Description tab.

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