How to install a Wall Safe

How to install a Wall Safe Video Mary shows up how to Install a hidden Wall Safe in a closet wall. we used a DOJ approved Wall Safe from VLine. Great way to hide a pistol or drugs from the kids. For this and other wall safes go to

Hi, my name is Mary, and I am with V-line Industries, and today we are going to show you how to install the V-line quick vault in the wall. Okay, the first thing we have to do is find out where our studs are. You also want to make sure there is no electrical, or plumbing behind your wall.

There are two ways to do that, we can use a studfinder, which you can get at any hardware store, and that just lines up, and when you have a stud, the lights light up. Or, if you do not want to buy a stud finder, and you do not have one you just tap on the wall, and you can hear the difference between where the stud is, and where it is not.

And once you locate your studs, you want to mark them and that is where we are going to cut our hole, in between those two studs. Okay, so we have our drywall knife, you can use other knives, other tools we chose the drywall knife, so basically, you take your knife, and just poke your hole in the wall. Once you get through, you are just going to cut your hole out.

We just cut a small hole, so that we can double check and make sure that we do not have any electrical or plumbing back here. We did find one little cable wire, so we took Our coat hanger apart, and slid that down in here, and just double checked that we are lined up with our stud here, and with our stud on this side, our little cable wire is not going to be a big deal, we are just going to push that out of the way, and we are already, now, to make our hole bigger, so we can slide our safe in.

We have our hole all cut, we are going to just clean up this edge a little bit, and we are going to be ready to put our safe in the wall. Okay, we have our hole all cut and now we are ready to put our vault in the wall. So, we just slide it in our hole, and then open it up. We have our felt sides off, and we are going to mark our holes, so we can do some starter holes in the studs There are two holes on each side. And slide it back out again, so we can start some starter holes in the wall.

There is a good little mark there to start drilling. Okay, so we have our holes all started, we are going to put our safe back in the wall, and we have got fastening lag bolts, included we are going to take these guys out, and washers and we just put those right through the holes we started and right through the safe. And we get our rachet and we are ready to go. What you want to do too, is to get all four started in there, you do not want to tighten one down then go and tighten the other one. You just get all four of them done and then you go back in and do that final tightening on all of them. Just get them snug tight, do not crank them down too hard.

Okay, we are all secure there. Now our next step. We are ready to put our shelf in. Now in the back wall of the safe, we have got these slits in the felt. So we are going to pull the felt apart right at the slit, And you can see behind the slit here, It is lined with little holes and that’s what our shelf screws into.

So you just pick the desired height that you want your shelf. You have got both sides here, so I have separated the felt here and found my two holes what I am going to do is set my shelf in place, you have to angle it up to get it in and then we are going to line up the hole through the bottom of the shelf and then it goes right into the hole in the back wall we have our shelf and we are going to just tighten our screws down little bit more. And check our door, perfect.

So we are all finished now, we have got our vault installed and the shelf is in place, so I am all ready to fill it up now. Clean up, it does make a little bit
Of a mess, ladies, so we are going to bring the vacuum in and get up the drywall dust. We had a little faux pas here, I was thinking, I wanted it higher, but I had our closet bracket in the way. So we will just touch that up with some paint, no, big deal. The other dry wall cuts are all hidden by our flange here. If you are going to put this in a room it is flush enough, you can hang a picture over it and completely hide it. It sticks out maybe 1/16 of an inch or so, your knob sticks out just a touch over the flange. You are all set. It is really easy to use, you just turn the knob, push in the buttons, for the code you set, we will go over that in just a minute. It is so fast and easy to use. Thanks again for watching, Mary
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patricia clyde says:

they are great for items upto one thousand pounds in value!

TheCurrencyMan says:

I understand you were looking for me… 🙂

loadi2 says:

I would get a fireproof one and put it on a outside basement wall ?

Tyler L says:

you need to put some top and bottom supports in the wall with a few scrap 2×4’s it makes it more secure against theives

FlyTour69 says:

@RcUniverseGuy how dare you?!

flyromeo3 says:

how is it bolted to sheet rock? On either side of the safe interior its bolted to the wall studs.

vizi0123 says:

Yes, a picture behind all your clothes to hide the safe in a closet isn’t suspicious at all..

Leif Albertson says:

Yeesh, tough crowd.  First, not all houses have concrete walls.  Second, with 4 lag bolts through the studs, you’d have to rip the effing wall down to get that safe out.  Third, yes, bolting a 1000lb fire-proof safe into a concrete foundation would be more secure if you’re storing gold krugerrands, or the launch codes for nuclear missiles, but for $250, this is a pretty good option for folks that are just trying to stash a pistol or some pills.

Anonymous says:

Anyone have thoughts on removing insulation to install a wall safe? I removed probably 75% of a piece to put mine in. Does it effect the resale of my home? Will it be much harder to heat this room? Any thoughts would be appreciated

Jay James says:

More like wall storage, not wall “safe”

Brenton Johnson says:

measure 0 cut twice

callum wharton says:

If your fitting a safe to the wall you deffinetly dont fit it to a dry wall like that anyone can just pull it out with little effort you bolt it to concreate wall

rivier4 says:

You could just hide stuff anywhere. If they find that safe they will get it out. If it looks like something ordinary they will leave it.

Apples says:

This Didn’t Work At All I Ended Up With My Dick Caught In A Ceiling Fan.

joseph Mckiernan says:

I was wondering I’ve seen them before but I don’t know where to purchase they have magnets that stick on those and you can paint the magnet same color as the room so it would blend in a little better if it’s in the open if anyone knows please email me where I can get one of those magnets if you know what I’m talking about please email me at thanks

garlicdawg says:

good job…about how much do they cost….?

Firebrand Onfire says:

It might keep your paper clips safe at least … other than that its a glorified biscuit tin :-/


That is cool I want won

g.battista marini says:

ma come si fa a mettere una cassaforte nel cartongesso che si taglia con un coltello basta una spinta e si asporta la cassaforte , ma andate a lavorare prima di insegnare agli altri

Eqvaliser says:

Protip, use a vibration cutter, instead of a drywall knife which is “meant” for construction.
The vibration cutter wont cut wires/plumbing if there are some hidden.  

but a safe is hardly safe in that wall anyway. Suggest a brickwall/foundation.
A thief would possible just steal the entire safe and open it later.

Ryan Kerans says:

Starter holes Lol!! You mean pilot holes!! only women fabricate their own terminology.. 

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steve b says:

I burglar would rip that out in 10 seconds.

bill smith says:

Its attached to the studs, not going anywhere i agree…. but…. if you want to know a great place to put valuables?  in your attic, on the floor underneath all the one will look up there for anything, and you have the entire attic to hide stuff in.The key term is valuables.. not your self defense weapon.

Shadetree Wrenchin' says:

She clearly said, “If you are going to put this in a room (NOT a closet) it is flush enough, you can hang a picture over it and completely hide it.” Listen more carefully before posting stupid comments.

Richard Langmead says:

No one in their right mind would install a safe in an internal wall, how stupid! Just attack the safe from the other side of the stud wall!!!! Always use the external wall and on a upper floor at that!

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