Getting Your Safe Home

Congratulations on taking a step toward protecting your family, guns, and valuables by making the decision to purchase a Liberty Safe! If you're wondering how you will get your safe into your home or place of business, and the best place to install it to get the most out of your investment, you're not alone.

Or maybe you already own a safe and need to move it to a new spot, a new home, or a new office. Whatever your reason for looking up information on how to move a safe, we can help! This article has tips that will take the worry out of moving your safe or installing it so you can put it to work right away.

Hiring a Professional Safe Installer

For some people, a safe is a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, so most of us have no idea how to move one.

A gun safe could easily weigh 500 pounds or more. Because of its sheer size and bulk, it can be difficult and dangerous to move if you don't have any experience.

Having a professional safe-moving team deliver and install your safe is the easiest and safest option. It takes the hassle out of trying to find someone to help you and gathering all the equipment you'll need to get the job done. But most importantly, hiring a professional safe mover reduces the risk of injuring yourself or damaging your new safe, truck, or home. Safe movers are another wise protection investment.

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Safe Mover

Professional safe movers have the experience and equipment needed to deliver your safe and install it in your home or business. There are several benefits to having a professional team of movers deliver your new safe. These pros:

  • Always take precautions to avoid damaging your home, property, and furnishings.
  • Are insured in the unlikely event that your safe or property experience any damage during the move.
  • Can get your safe into your home without injuring themselves, you or your family members.
  • Can identify potential issues that could complicate getting your safe into your building, such as narrow entryways and hallways, tight turns, or stairs that might not be able to support the weight of a safe.
  • Have the specialized equipment needed to get the job done, including an Ultralift motorized hand truck, padded blankets, and felt pads to protect the safe and your floors.

How Much Does Delivery Cost

The prices listed on our website are for pickup only. We can arrange delivery with our professional safe movers and calculate the cost to deliver your safe. We offer 3 delivery options and the pricing is determined by the weight, distance, and complexity of the installation.

The cost to deliver or move a safe will vary depending on factors like these:

  • How much your safe weighs and its dimensions
  • The distance to your home or business
  • Where the safe will be placed in your home

Standard delivery includes:

  • A team of up to 3 experienced safe movers
  • Insurance that covers your safe and property if any damage occurs during delivery
  • Specialized moving equipment and truck
  • Travel time, tolls, and time needed to complete delivery

Additional charges will be added to the standard delivery and installation fee for issues like these:

  • Distances of more than 50 miles from the store
  • Factors like having to move the safe over rocks or grass
  • Installation that includes bolting the safe to the floor
  • Moving the safe up multiple floors and/or stair landings
  • Removing doors, molding or stair railings
  • Tight turns in narrow passageways

Scheduling a Safe Move or Delivery

We will assist you in scheduling your safe delivery or relocating an existing safe. But to receive an accurate price quote, you will need to provide as much information as you can about where the safe will go. This includes:

  • How many steps/stairs are involved and whether the safe needs to be moved up or down to travel over them
  • Photos that show your property’s approach, doors, the paths movers will need to take through your home/business, and the room where the safe is going
  • The floor where the safe will be installed (basement, main floor, or second/third floor)

Where Should You Install Your Safe

Before scheduling a delivery, you should already know where you want your safe to go. It is also a good idea to have an alternate location in case your first choice won’t work once the movers arrive with your safe.

When choosing a location, you should base your decision on making it more difficult for a burglar to easily access your safe or remove it (using tools like pry bars or cutting torches to gain entry). If you install your safe in your garage or workshop, you should really consider bolting it down to the concrete floor to prevent a team of burglars from being able to cart it away.

Choosing to install your safe in a room on the upper level of your home and bolting it to the floor will make it more difficult for “smash and grab” burglars who are not equipped with safe-moving equipment.

What Happens During a Safe Installation

When you choose to have one of Liberty Safe’s professional moving teams deliver and install your new safe, here are a few things you can expect:

  • A low-profile experience that will keep the delivery of your safe private
  • An on-time delivery. If delays are unavoidable, you will be updated to minimize your inconvenience
  • Delivery by a professional and fully-experienced crew of safe movers
  • Installation of your safe involving any additional delivery services that you have chosen, such as bolting down your safe
  • Instructions on how to use your safe so that you can begin using it right away

Should You Move a Safe on Your Own

Liberty Safe does not recommend moving your safe on your own, even if it is already in your home or business. This can be dangerous, especially if you don’t have experience. We always recommend that you have a professional mover install your safe.

Before deciding to move and install your new Liberty gun safe on your own, consider the following dangers:

  • Damage to your safe or home – Trying to move your safe through your home/business and up or down stairs without experience or specialized equipment could damage your safe or property.
  • Damage to your truck – Most truck tailgates are not designed to hold a lot of weight. A safe can damage your tailgate, which would cost more to replace than hiring a professional mover.
  • Risk of injuries that could be serious or fatal – With many safes weighing 500 pounds or more, you could suffer crushing injuries or hurt yourself enough to need medical treatment and time off work.