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I have a small wall safe that is screwed to the wall, but i am thinking of buying a bigger free standing model. So, how are these secured to stop thieves carrying them away?

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Normally the same way, you can bolt through into a wall or into the floor or both

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Most safes that are for sale in Thailand are not really security safes. They are more of a lesser quality security cabinet or a fire safe.

 

The most common way of securing a safe is with an expanding anchor bolt into a concrete wall or floor.

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Yes I a fire-safe 500 x 400 secured into the floor described as blackcab posted, I'm OK with it. 

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27 minutes ago, Crossy said:

"Proper" big safes are secured by their weight!

 

Slightly smaller ones can be bolted to the floor (access to the fixings from inside of course).

 

Yes, mine is about 100kgs i think, it's a very awkward item to carry, let alone heavy.

 

Basically a 3 man lift.

 

I keep it in my panic room.

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1 minute ago, HashBrownHarry said:

I keep it in my panic room.

Wow, a panic room. Are you in Thailand? Whereabouts?

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Just surround your home with steel plates

...place an 8" thick steel entry door...and a 6 numbered combination lock on door...

 

Of course, order all your food and other needs on line and have a secure delivery area.

 

Have you considered starting a colony of trustworthy people in outer space or underwater?  

 

Life happens...with or without your participation...

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2 hours ago, stubuzz said:

I have a small wall safe that is screwed to the wall, but i am thinking of buying a bigger free standing model. So, how are these secured to stop thieves carrying them away?

As someone who worked on safes 40 odd years ago (that means I had to open them, once they had been smashed about) Value for money IMO are the underground (underfloor)  safe, (unless you live in a high rise of course). don't be fooled by the-- if its very large and heavy ---if they can deliver them, then they can take them away, & that's what they like to do---make as much noise as they want to somewhere else. Those large chunky safes are held in place with a Dyna (expanding) bolt, a big 6 foot angel bar could usually make enough space to get at it. They recommend putting them in a corner because of that. In the 60s every safe guy was happy to see the invention of the Mini car...because what came with it was a Mini jack, the concrete would be chipped away until you could slide it under and then lift the safe free of the bolt .

 

I am told now that the new Dyna bolts come with a vial & a mixture of chemicals, as you tighten it it brakes mixes and forms much harder barrier to lift.  Perhaps so---I am out of touch with it all--but I would still go with the underfloor safe....the less you can see the harder it is to open.

Note-: never get a square under/F safe...... they go along to the show rooms pretending to buy, and measure just where the bolts are for drilling.

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