Buyer’s Guide: The Best Wall Safes

Wall safes make use of the empty spaces between wall studs to provide security for valuables while shielding the safe from prying eyes behind a painting or wall hanging.

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The Best Wall Safe Options

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If you keep valuable jewelry, documents, or priceless heirlooms at home rather than in a safety deposit box, they’ll be more secure if they’re concealed in a wall safe that’s tucked discreetly behind a mirror or painting than they would be in a jewelry box on top of a dresser. Wall safes fit recessed between wall studs, so they have limited width and depth, but plenty of space in which to stow valuables.

Though the following safes measure more than 13-1/2 inches wide, those measurements indicate only the outside flange—they all can fit between standard 16-inch-on-center framing, which means the exterior of the safe’s box portion of the safe always will be 13-1/2 inches wide. If you’re looking to secure prized possessions in your home, check out our recommendations for the best wall safe options.

Our Top Picks

The Best Wall Safe Option: Paragon Electronic Wall Safe

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BEST OVERALL: Paragon Lock & Safe Flat Electronic Wall Safe

The Paragon Lock & Safe Flat Electronic Wall Safe recesses between standard wall studs and lies flush against the wall surface so you can cover it with a painting or mirror. Made from solid steel, the wall safe bolts securely to the studs and features a programmable electronic keypad that can store a combination between three and eight digits long. In the event you forget the code, you can open the safe with the included master key. Two heavy steel bolts lock the door in place and the safe features two adjustable shelves for stashing a variety of documents and valuables. The Paragon safe measures 22 inches high, 16 inches wide, and 4 inches deep.

The Best Wall Safe Option: BUYaSafe Electronic Wall Safe

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RUNNER-UP: BUYaSafe Fire Resistant Electronic Wall Safe

Stash money or other valuables in the BUYaSafe Fire Resistant Electronic Wall Safe, designed to be install in walls with two-by-eight studs. The BUYaSafe comes with predrilled holes for bolting the safe to the wall studs and it features a thin flange along the front perimeter of the safe that’s designed to fit flush against the drywall for a finished look. Program a secret numerical code into the electronic keypad, but if you forget it, don’t worry—the safe comes with a mechanical override key. The fire-resistant safe is made from steel, features two heavy-duty locking bolts and two adjustable shelves, and measures 13-5/8-inches wide, 20-3/4-inches high, and is 8 inches deep.

The Best Wall Safe Option: Viking Biometric Fingerprint Wall Safe

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TECH PICK: Viking Security Safe Biometric Fingerprint Hidden Wall Safe

No need to remember a combination or where you stashed a key with the Viking Security Safe Biometric Fingerprint Hidden Wall Safe. The optical sensor on the safe can scan and store up to 32 different fingerprints, so anyone in the family can open it if need be. Once you scan a fingerprint into the safe, just position the same finger on the optical sensor and the lock will open. You also can program in a backup numerical combination, if desired. The steel body of the safe bolts to adjacent wall studs and the laser-cut surface flange fits tightly against the drywall to keep anyone from prying the safe away. Two motorized locking bolts secure the door when closed, and the inside features three adjustable shelves and a built-in LED light for easy viewing. The outside of the safe measures 19 inches high and 14 inches wide, and it is 4 inches deep.

The Best Wall Safe Option: V-Line Closet Vault Wall Safe

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ALSO CONSIDER: V-Line Closet Vault II Gun Safe & in-Wall Cabinet

Secure your hunting rifle or long gun safely away from prying eyes in the V-Line Closet Vault II Gun Safe & in-Wall Cabinet. The V-Line fits inside the wall and bolts securely to adjacent two-by-four studs, but unlike other wall safes, the V-Line is not designed for hiding behind a wall hanging. Instead, the surface of the cabinet protrudes approximately 2 inches outward from the wall, so it will be visible in the room. The V-Line safe is made from 14-gauge steel, features a 3-point locking bolt system, and comes with a mechanical push button lock and a programmable combination. The rifle safe measures 50 inches high, 18 inches wide and 5-3/4 inches deep, and the interior is roomy enough to safely store one or two long guns.