One of the toughest parts of buying a safe is getting it home and putting it in your house. For safety we recommend that you use the services of a professional for delivery and installation of your safe.
Safes are heavy and moving safes can be dangerous. Safety should be paramount. Keep all non-essential persons, especially children, out of the area. Stairs can be especially dangerous.
Moving a safe to a ground-floor location should be possible using two or more men with the proper tools. A moving dolly with pneumatic tires or a heavy-duty appliance dolly should be able to handle up to 700 pounds. These can be inexpensively rented from a local tool rental store. Remember, a heavy weight placed on small diameter wheels may damage floor tiles, wood, or vinyl flooring. Lay sheets of plywood to dissipate the point load and protect door thresholds if necessary. More than three stairs requires specialized equipment, more men, or better yet- a professional. The pro may save you time and money in the long run.
Safe Placement Within The Home
Locating your safe in the garage is convenient, but unless the safe is bolted to the floor, it can be an easy target for burglars. It is not uncommon for thieves with a truck to back into a garage and load up a safe in broad daylight. Even with the safe anchored down, it is a good idea to cover it some way to hide it from view. You’ll also want to remember that heat rises, so the first level or basement of your home will best protect it and your belongings in case of fire.
Anchoring the Safe to the Floor
Your safe must be bolted down to the floor for security and safety reasons. All Rhino and Bighorn safes come predrilled so it can be easily bolted to the floor.