How Good are in-floor safes

//How Good are in-floor safes

How Good are in-floor safes

In-Floor Safes


I get lots of enquiries on in-floor or below ground safes, and lots of questions too. Guardall has a good range of in-floor safe, from the basic domestic unit through to extra deep ones with spring assist lid lifting.

Are they as good as the above ground ones?  Technically no because, say if you had a really big hammer and tried to bust it open, it is easier to swing at something that is at ground level than trying to swing at something that you would have to swing a big hammer sideways at! Having said that  a burglar would have to find it first, that is the big advantage of below ground safes, they are hard to find. Some people will actually have an in-floor safe as well as a “sacrificial” cheap above ground safe to try and trick anyone who breaks in that they only have a cheap, easy to break open safe, good psychology!! and the old burglar goes away happy with whatever they get.


Are they fire resistant? Well yes and no, they cannot be fire tested because you would need to put the ground/slab and safe into a furnace to test it and have it certified, but because it is below the ground and everyone knows heat rises it will always afford some fire resistance, they also usually have a cover over the door for concealment which will normally leave a 40-50mm gap between the door and the actual floor level, this air gap will also help with insulation.


What bout rising damp or water, this will always depend where you live, here in Perth the ground water can be very close to the surface, so that when you install them that you could use some sort of damp proofing to the concrete when installing this is just extra insurance that your safe will last a long time. Don’t forget though, if you had a flood or burst pie that your floor safe would fill up with water, so choose carefully where to install.


Finally the only thing i dislike about the below ground Guardall Safes is the you need to get down on the floor to open them and then you have to just about lay down on the floor to get anything out, so if you are tall or getting older, go for above ground safes, invest in a top quality Guardall Safe and you’ll have the best of security protection. Don’t forget the old trick of the “sacrificial” cheapy safe and hide the other in the wardrobe under some clothes, burglars will go for the first and easiest target, and they will feel like they have won, when it’s you that has won!!


Guardall is almost certainly Australia’s very own premium security safe manufacturer. Our staff members design and style each of our products and have them manufactured within the strictest of quality controls. Guardall has a safe for each purpose; residences, businesses through to banks; all to safe-keep your belongings from theft and fire. Look through our web-site so that you can choose the particular safe which you believe meets your own needs, and contact us now for the Guardall choice.
Phone 1300 1 SAFES (1300172337) for you to get patched through to your nearest Guardall Preferred Rep.

Choosing a safe for your home or office can be an effective way to safeguard your possessions. There are many products available but the most suitable choice depends on exactly what a person will need to safeguard, the threat as well as degree of safety you may need.

When robbery may be a worry, choose a product that may be anchored securely to your home or business premises for the best protection. If fire protection will be the top priority look at the flame resistance rating. With regard to media like data cassettes as well as cds, select a media safe having dry fill construction which does not generate h2o vapor.

Setting up a safe in your house or even business premises might have benefits in bringing down insurance costs. Consult your own insurance professional to find out if your brand-new safe or vault should qualify you to get rate reductions. Regardless of what product you ultimately choose, weigh your alternatives carefully and make the best choice to guard your possessions. Or possibly less difficult, contact us and we’ll help steer your decision making process. The particular time you will need that protection you’ll know it was time wisely spent.

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