Buying a safe is an investment in the security of your valuables, but even the most secure safe in the world won't do you much good if you can't get it into your home or business. You'll need to make a few important measurements to ensure that your safe will be moved and installed correctly.
The key measurement, and the one most often over-looked by consumers, is the width of your door jamb. It's the first measurement that any safe delivery service will make, and it's often the deciding factor in the size of your safe. Sometimes, the door may even need to be removed to get the safe into the building. At Liberty Safe, we list the minimum door width clearance needed to deliver each of our Home Safes. Make sure that you get these measurements from the dealer before you make your purchase. If you can get the safe through the door, it can be installed virtually anywhere in your home.
Of course, there are other factors that can limit where you can install the safe in your home or business. If your safe is too heavy, it probably can't be moved up or down a flight of stairs due to landing space restrictions, and staircase structure. The best way to find out if a safe will fit in your home or business is to have a safe dealer or delivery service inspect the building and the ideal delivery route. The most important thing to remember is to solve these issues before you make your purchase. The last thing you want is to buy a safe that you can't even fit through the door.