07:39AM | 12/20/06
Member Since: 12/19/06
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I would like to install an in-wall safe (weight, approximately 50 lbs). I checked the walls in my office, and it appears that the studs are metal, not wood. Is the installation method the same as for wooden studs ? Since the metal studs are not as rigid as the wooden ones, any concerns that the studs will bend, causing the drywall to warp and crack ? Thank you. YM


10:25PM | 02/05/07
Member Since: 01/18/06
21 lifetime posts
Do not install a wall safe in metal studs!!

If you must install a wall safe, make sure you fit it in framed double studding. This will create a greater challenge for thieves as well as prevent drywall warping and cracking.

Frank Fourchalk

Security Consultant/Columnist


08:30PM | 04/29/07
Member Since: 04/18/07
26 lifetime posts
what's a good alternative to a wall safe?


04:51AM | 12/19/12
Member Since: 12/19/12
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12:58AM | 07/29/17
Member Since: 07/28/17
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Yea, it is a good option to instal a wall safe in your office. I also agree with fourchalk that you must frame it in a double studding because it will enhance safety And safety is very important. My friend had purchased wall safe from Global Safe Corporation. You can check hotel room safes for securing your valuable stuff and if you suitable you can purchase it. Otherwise, there are many options available as well.
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