The relocation or installation of a safe is a lot more complicated than most people realize. There are a number of factors that need to be taken into account when performing either activity and the help of a professional is definitely recommended to accomplish the task safely.
Using improper techniques when installing or moving of a safe can result in damage to your safe, damage to your structure, and even potentially fatal injury. Safes are heavy, unwieldy, and they require special equipment and techniques to properly relocate or install. That’s where Broadway Lock And Key comes in!
For over 13 years, Broadway Lock And Key have been in the business of working with every aspect of security safes, from the proper installation of old safes to the safe removal of safes who are past their prime.
The reasons for moving a safe are fairly obvious but we feel should impress upon our customers the importance of properly bolting down your safe and the difference it can make for the security of your valuables and for your personal safety, as well.
Why Is It Important To Bolt Down My Safe?
There are three main reasons why it is important to properly bolt down you safe. The why of bolting down your safe boils down to the fact that it is important for the protection of your personal safety and the security of your valuables, not to mention the integrity of your structure.
Now that we know why, let’s focus on how a properly bolted safe protects your safety and security:
Prevents The Theft Of The Entire Safe
One way that thieves can steal your valuables from your safe is by stealing the entire safe and removing it to a place where it can be cracked at their leisure. By bolting down your safe, you make it virtually impossible to do so, forcing the thieves to make the hard decision of choosing between cracking the safe on location or simply abandoning the notion of getting inside altogether.
Since cracking a safe is a time-consuming and difficult process, most thieves simply choose to give up.
Hampers Forced Entry Attempts
Another common way for thieves to gain entry into your safe is by tipping it over and using the increased leverage to pry the door open using brute force. While these attempts are usually fruitless for the thief, they often result in serious damage to your safe that almost always requires repair to restore functionality to the safe. Properly bolting down your safe closes this avenue of access to would-be thieves.
Prevents Injuries Resulting From A Tipping Safe
The major reason it is highly recommended that you bolt down your safe is to prevent injuries that can result from a tipped safe. Taller gun safes are particularly prone to tipping when leverage is exerted upon the door while it is being opened, but it’s highly recommended that any security safe is bolted down to prevent crushing injuries to people accessing its contents.
Safe Relocation FAQ
Here are the answers to some frequent questions we get from our safe relocation clients to help you properly prepare for your safe relocation service:
What Types Of Safes Can You Move?
We have the equipment and expertise to move just about any type of safe out there. Fire safes, fire-proof filing cabinets, jewelry safes, or just about any other type of safe that weighs 8000 pounds or less are all well within our capabilities.
Where Can You Move My Safe?
It is recommended that your safe be moved to a location that has enough structural integrity to support the weight of the safe and has a concrete or brick floor that is suitable for secure bolting down. Generally, any ground-level location with a suitable floor will be no problem, but it’s best to consult with us first so we can assess the viability of a location. There are simply too many factors involved to responsibly give a blanket, catch-all answer to this question.
For multi-story relocation, please consult with our office to ascertain whether or not the new location is a suitable site for relocation.
What Will You Need To Know To Provide A Safe Relocation Estimate?
Each safe relocation job has a number of variables that need to be considered. Every job requires a unique blend of equipment, manpower, and time considerations that need to be taken into account to generate an accurate quote. Here is what we will need to know ahead of time to properly provide a quote:
Where Is The Safe Located At The Moment And Where You Would Like It Moved?
Knowing this will allow us to calculate the equipment and manpower required to achieve the goal. Moving a safe from one ground-level room to another is a completely different matter compared to moving a safe from the basement of a house to the ground level and will require different tools and man-hours to accomplish.
How Much Does The Safe Weigh?
We will need to know the weight of the safe to be moved in order to calculate the equipment required to lift and move it. If you don’t know how much your safe weighs, you can simply tell us the name of the manufacturer and the model number.
Are Their Obstacles Likely To Affect Our Ability To Move The Safe?
We will need to know if there are any factors that will impede our ability to move the safe so we can make a plan to circumvent them. Gravel, stairs, uneven terrain, grass, or loose/ uneven pavement are just a few of the things we’d need to know about.
Are You Going To Bolt Down The Safe In Its New Location?
We’ll need to know if you plan to bolt the safe down in the new location so we can assess the viability of the new location and prepare the materials and tools needed to do so once the safe is in place.
These are the most important questions we’ll need to have answered but we may have others depending on your unique circumstances.
Are You Ready To Move Or Bolt Down Your Safe?
Whether your looking to move your safe or you simply want to make sure it stays in place, Broadway Lock And Key has the tools and expertise to get the job done right. Our highly-trained technicians will take every precaution to ensure that your safe is bolted down or relocated safely, securely, and without any damage to your home or business.
If you’re looking for quality safe services in Denver or the surrounding areas, contact our office today for a free consultation and estimate.