Wall safes are a terrific way to protect your most prized valuables without taking up floor space. Easily installed within walls, the best wall safe will have two methods of entry and plenty of interior space. We’re here to direct you to the best of the best wall safes on the market.
Eyeing each product for its method of locking, steel thickness, dimensions, etc., we’ve created a comprehensive list of the ten best models available. Let’s check out our top recommendations before diving into the full list.
|Exterior dimensions:||22 x 16 x 4 in.||3.73 x 15.4 x 20.75 in.||22 x 16.5 x 4 in.||14-1/8 x 18-1/4 x 3-7/8 in.||17-1/4 x 4-1/8 x 60-1/8 in.||22 x 16 1/4 x 4 in.||17 x 15 x 3.5 in.||15.5 x 4 x 22.25 in.||13-5/8 x 20-3/4 x 8 in.||14-1/8 x 18-1/4 x 3-7/8 in.|
|Interior dimensions:||20.25 x 14.25 x 3.75 in.||3.5 x 13.75 x 18.75 in.||20.25 x 14.25 x 3.75 in.||14 x 18-1/8 x 3 in.||15 x 3 3/4 x 55 in.||20.25 x 14.25 x 3.8 in.||13 x 11.75 x 2.5 in.||13.5 x 3 x 20.5 in.||12 x 19-1/4 x 5-5/8||14 x 18-1/8 x 3 in.|
|Weight:||37.0 pounds||28.8 lbs||37lbs||28lbs||50.9 pounds||37.0 pounds||23 Pounds||35 lbs||53 Pounds||29 Pounds|
|Steel thickness:||1/8 in.||1/16 in.||1/8 in.||1/8 in.||.059 in||1/8 in.||3/8 in.||1/8 in.||3/16 in.||5/8 in.|
|Locking System:||Key , Electronic||Biometric||Electronic, Key||Electronic||Key||Electronic, Key||Mechanical||Electronic lock||Electronic, Key||Biometric|
|Warranty:||10 Year||1 Year||10 Year||N/A||N/A||10 Year||N/A||N/A||1 Year||N/A|
As was previously mentioned, the best wall mount safe is the Paragon Lock & Safe 7750 Electronic Wall Safe. The unit sports 1/8′ steel and has a powder coated finish. Additionally, it has tamper-proof hinges and includes anchor bolts.
Aside from some consumers receiving broken safes upon delivery, most consumers are pretty satisfied with this safe. It’s noted as being a strong safe that’s heavily protective, but it’s also noted as being slightly space limited due to its large locking mechanism.
The next model in review is the best biometric wall safe on the market. The Barska Biometric Fingerprint Security Wall Safe is approved safe by the Department of Justice and is equipped with a 120 fingerprint biometric module.
This model has two removable shelves so that you can maximize its interior space to your specifications. Notably, the door opens to the right and this isn’t adjustable.
Consumers are iffy on the biometric fingerprint reader. A notable group of consumers has had malfunction with this mechanism, leading to inoperable safes. Some consumers report having no issue as well, so it’s difficult to discern the true issue.
The third best in-wall gun safe (or jewelry, etc.) is the Paragon Lock & Safe 7725 Flat Electronic Wall Safe. This model is constructed of 1/8″ steel and has a powder-coated exterior.
Its interior is carpeted in grey mat padding and its hinges are tamper-proof. As with the previous Paragon safe, this model comes with anchor bolts and a 10 year warranty.
Consumers find this Paragon safe to be super heavy-duty and well constructed. A small opposition of consumers notes having issues with the locking mechanism that has prevented them from even opening the safe. However, plenty of consumers highly recommend it.
The Protex PWS-1814E Electronic Keypad Wall Safe is the next model in these reviews of residential wall safes. This Protex model has removable shelves, as many do, to increase the interior space or for customizing it.
This unit comes with a motorized locking bolt system that automatically opens the door after the PIN is entered. The unit also sports roughly .44 cubic feet of interior space.
Consumers are highly satisfied with this Protex safe and are notably excited about its fire proof feature. Consumers mostly love this safe but warn not to get upset over installation.
This next safe is more of a built-in wall jewelry safe than a larger, shelved safe. The First Watch – High Security Steel Wall Safe is a small wall safe that’s easy to conceal behind mirrors, picture frames, inside closets, etc. and takes on a less obvious appearance than other safes.
The unit is comprised of 1.5mm heavy-duty steel and is very lightweight compared to other safes on the market at roughly four pounds.
Consumers find this First Watch model to be very practical and conveniently easy to conceal. The white color of the safe is noted as helping to conceal it. One complaint of the safe is it’s relatively easy to break into should an intruder/thief find it.
Coming in at the sixth spot on the list is another Paragon model. The Paragon Lock & Safe 7700 Flat Electronic Wall Safe is another wall-mounted safe that comes with an electronic lock with a buzzer.
As with all Paragon models reviewed thus far, the steel of this is safe is 1/8″ thick and the unit is heavy-duty, weighing in at 37 pounds. It also comes with the 10 year warranty that is seemingly the standard from Paragon models.
Consumers, as with the other Paragon models, find this unit to be solid, well constructed, and strong. One complaint that’s noted is the reduction of interior space due to the locking mechanism jutting into it.
This next wall safe box in review is the V-Line Quick Vault Locking Storage. This safe is designed so that the border sits flush on the wall and the safe door sits slightly recessed in the wall. This safe doesn’t need any batteries as its locking mechanism is totally mechanical; this mechanism supports the possibility of 1081 access combinations. Fortunately, the locking mechanism doesn’t protrude into the interior space at all.
Consumers find this unit highly reliable; no electronics means no intermittent issues or malfunctions. Surprisingly, consumers also find installation to be somewhat simple.
Another model that serves as a finejewelry wall safe is the Stack-On PWS-15522 Wall Safe with Electronic Lock. This safe utilizes an electronic lock that can store a combination with anywhere from three to eight digits, allowing for some personalization. The unit also sports two removable shelves, which, as we’ve stated before, allows for maximization of interior space.
The Stack-On unit also comes with mounting hardware, the four AA batteries needed for the lock, and a key to use as a backup should the electronic lock fail.
Consumers claim this safe is “overall great.” While the unit is designed to be installed between studs in the wall, some consumers note they’ve had to shim between the safe and studs because it doesn’t necessarily butt up to the studs.
This next wall mount safe is potentially the most spacious model on the market. The BUYaSafe WES2113-DF Fire Resistant Electronic Wall Safe has a depth of eight inches, which is double the depth of most comparable safes on the market. This creates loads more of interior space.
Additionally, its shelves are removable and the interior is velvet lined for protective keeping of your valuables. It also has short-term fire protection.
Consumers are very pleased with this BUYaSafe model. The depth of the safe is noted as being its greatest feature, creating plenty of space for valuables. Additionally, the keypad mechanism is noted as working near flawlessly, with no notes of mishaps or malfunctions.
Finishing off the list of top safe models is the Protex Safe Fingerprint Wall Safe. This digital wall safe has a fingerprint locking system and a motorized locking bolt system that allows for automatic door opening.
The unit also sports the standard two removable shelves for increasing interior space and space customization. The unit comes with the necessary four AA batteries and a key you might need as a backup.
Consumers have mixed reviews about this Protex unit. The fingerprint reader has consumers reporting on both its capability and its constant failures, making it hard to discern its quality. Others call the safe good for the money. For the most part, it seems consumers are having relative success with this safe.
The following is a list of factors to consider when buying a home wall safe:
The first factor to consider when buying a home wall safe is the interior size. Depending on what you need a wall safe for, there are different size options to choose from. If you only want to use one for jewelry, the smaller, more concealable safes are your best bet. If you need to store other valuables such as money, guns, etc., you’ll want to go for the larger, 20 or more inch high safes. There are some models that have poorly designed locking mechanisms that interfere with the interior space and this should be noted.
The next factor to consider is the conceal-ability of different safes. Some models, such as the First Watch model, are designed to be easily installed behind mirrors, picture frames, etc. and are easier to conceal. Others, even the larger safes in review, are designed to sit flush on or slightly recessed in the wall, making it easy to cover up. The shape of the safe is the main driver of your ability to conceal it, so be sure to choose a model you can conceal practically in your home or office.
The third factor to consider is the type of locking mechanism being used in the safe. It’s definitely a personal choice but fingerprint reading models are considerably more secure than code and key models. However, not everyone is keen on fingerprint technology and for those consumers there are of course normal PINs models, keypad models, and key models. Whichever type of lock the safe you choose utilizes will determine the way and how easily you interface with your safe.
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In conclusion, the best wall safe on the market is the Paragon 7750 model. This unit is heavy, comes with a long-term, 10 year warranty, and has tamper-proof hinges for ultra protection. If this model isn’t to your liking, perhaps you can entertain the Barska Biometric Fingerprint Security Wall Safe. This unit utilizes fingerprint reading technology for the highest form of personal security and is even approved safe by the Department of Justice. Of course, there are plenty of varying models on the market you can choose from, as the reviews help to show.
No matter which model of wall safe you choose to entertain, be sure that it covers your bases and is at least comparable in its features to models found here on the list. There’s never been a better time than the present to start protecting your valuables, so get your wall safe today and keep your possessions protected