Floor Safes and Wall Safes in FL

              Jim Bryan Safes has over 30+ years of experience providing, moving & installing the best safe for your residential home or commercial property


floor safe


Our team at Jim Bryan Safes provide and install floor safes under a house’s substructure.  They are made of heavy duty steel and keep your valuables protected, built to last for a lifetime! A floor safe also known as floor vault which is a type of safe that is placed or fixed firmly underneath concrete ground. 

They are built to store valuables like important documents, passports, jewelry or anything you would like to keep protected. They are always hidden underneath and constructed with steel to protect you precious valuables from burglary attacks, fire, and water disasters.

It is highly recommend to hire a licensed and certified safe company to purchase, install & deliver the best home safe or commercial safe. Please call Jim Bryan Safes at 305-321-3118 or email fourbryans@aol.com for a free estimate.


Ensuring maximum security of one’s personal items and valuables require a proper installation of your hidden safes or vaults. A great advantage of installing a this type of safe in your home or commercial business is that it does not occupy extra space in a room. These floor vaults or safes are usually kept hidden under carpets, rugs, floor panels, and other ground features.

Before beginning the safe or vault installation project, preparations must be made such as understanding the different types of safes available, knowing the ratings, and making some home reviews of the safes. At Jim Bryan Safes we can guide you with the entire process of finding and installing a safe or vault that fits your needs

5 Steps to installing a Floor Safe or Vault

  1. Locate a secret location on the floor that is not noticeable and can be easily accessed.
  1. Start measuring the position for the safe installation process. Measurements should be carefully taken to avoid enlarging the hole needed to place the vault.
  1. Drill into the floor and dig out a hole that is 6” inches larger than the depth of the safe. Then partially fill in that hole with about 5” inches of concrete cement and allow it to set.
  1. After filling in the hole with concrete mixture we pour about 1.25”-1.5” inches of fine sand or gravel onto the bottom layer of the concrete. Note: Steer clear of plumbing, pvc pipes, or electrical wirings.
  1. Place the floor safe or vault in the center of the hole. Make sure that the floor safe is positioned perfectly. Take extreme caution to ensure that the slab or bottom layer of the concrete is hard enough to hold or support the weight of the vault. We use water-proof floor safes because in most cases, the bottom layers or below the floor level of a home or commercial building and can be moist and damp.
wall safe

Wall safes are used to protect personal items. They are usually placed between wall studs, spacing 16″ inches apart on the center. Wall safes can either be water or fire resistant. However, we recommend using a fireproof wall safe because it fully protects your valuables from fire emergencies.

They come with anchor tongues which make them difficult to remove. They are mainly installed in a concrete wall and built to keep valuables like birth certificates, cash, and personal documents.

Wall Safe Installation

A great way to hide valuables in a secure place is by getting a wall safe installed. There are a few steps to follow which would later lead to a properly installed wall safe. However, one needs to prepare for the project first before taking further actions.

  1. Know the right size

Most homes are constructed with two-by-fours (44 x 94 mm) and spaced 16” inches (40.5) apart. This means that the wall safe or vault must fit in that given space perfectly. Purchase a wall safe that has a width of 40.5cm which is less than 16 inches and also with a depth of 3.5 inches (9cm).

  1. Select a fireproof or waterproof wall safe

Choosing a fire-resistant wall safe would be the right choice. Fireproof wall safes help to protect important documents like birth certificates or office papers in an event of fire disasters. However, one can still pick the water-resistant wall safes because of unexpected cases like broken pipelines or flood.

  1. Decide on a Combination Safe keys or Codes

Decide on the type of control feature that would work fine and be sure not to make it easily accessible by guests.

  1. Check for the UL Label of the wall safes

-100% protection against burglary attacks.

  1. Locate the right location to install the wall vault.

How To Install Wall Safes

Here are just a few brief steps;

  • Locate the wall studs for the Safe
  • Mark the studs with a pencil to be sure
  • Cut out a small square of space from the marked pencil lines using a drywall saw
  • Put your hand into the space to check for electrical wires and plumbing pipes
  • Measure the wall to mark the size of the hole needed for installing the safe
  • Cut along the pencil marks to create a hole in the wall
  • Put or slide your safe into the made hole
  • Fix the safes firmly to the studs by using a nail drilling machine to drill through the sides of the safe

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Note: It is highly advisable to hire a licensed and professional safe company to install floor safes or vaults correctly. Please call 305-321-3118 or email fourbryans@aol.com for a free estimate.