Measure the shelf that you will be attaching your safe to. Most safe boxes weigh roughly 30 pounds. Check the wood to make sure it can hold the safe and your valuables. Use the measurements to purchase a stack-on strong box wall safe with an electronic lock. Make sure that the safe's body is pre-drilled and that it comes with attachments.
Find an area on your shelving to attach the safe. The benefit of attaching a safe to a horizontal shelf is that it can easily be covered by clothes or fabric. In addition, most buglars look for safes that are attached on a wall rather then sitting on a shelf.
Turn the safe over and measure the holes to know where to drill in the shelving. Mark the shelving with a pencil. Drill out two holes.
Place the safe on the shelf and screw in the fastening attachments provided with the safe. Move the safe around to ensure that it is snugly attached to the shelf.
Place your valuables inside the safe. Cover your safe with items that you have in your closet like papers, towels, linens, clothes or shoes. Remember to place the items back on the safe every time you remove anything from the safe.
Things You Will Need
- Tape measure
- Stack-on strong box wall safe with an electronic lock
- Write your electronic code on a piece of paper to keep in a safe location or hide the key.