How Much Does It Cost To Install A Security Safe?


(security safe, 14" x 14" x 3.75" deep)
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Security Safe Costs

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A security safe provides a space to store and protect valuables against fire and burglary threats.

You will find that the cost to install an average security safe depends upon the size, resistance to fire and burglary, material and finish grade, preparation and special requirements, and the labor rate.

In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able and prepared DIY persons should expect to save by performing the corresponding tasks.

Security safe installation: provide a range of residential safe options; include costs for miscellaneous material, equipment, and waste.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Wall safe (economy): low fire resistance, low burglary resistance; 14" wide x 14" tall x 3.75" deep for common stud wall mounting in new construction. $138 each 1 $138
Upgrade wall safe: additional cost to install in new construction same size fire and burglary resistant unit, with UL approved combination lock, 1/2" steel door. $521 each 1 $521
Upgrade man safe: additional cost to install in new construction a floor mounted fire and burglary resistant unit with interior compartments; 21" wide x 19" deep x 22" tall, with UL approved combination lock, 1/2" steel door. $6,469 each 1 $6,469
Material Cost $7,128 each 1 $7,128
+ Labor Cost $36 per hour 2 $72
Total Cost $7,200 each 1 $7,200

Other considerations and costs

  • These prices are for service in the immediate service area of the provider in new construction, and do not include any retrofitting tasks or material.
  • Retrofitting a security safe requires special attention and material in mounting.
  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.

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DIY considerations

  • This project is somewhat suitable for DIY with skills and tools.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2015.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city

(security safe, 14" x 14" x 3.75" deep)
  • New York, NY$1,059
  • Bronx, NY$870
  • Brooklyn, NY$725
  • Philadelphia, PA$904
  • Washington, DC$785
  • Atlanta, GA$710
  • Miami, FL$646
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$677
  • Minneapolis, MN$794
  • Chicago, IL$925
  • Houston, TX$954
  • San Antonio, TX$640
  • Austin, TX$725
  • Denver, CO$612
  • Phoenix, AZ$646
  • Las Vegas, NV$709
  • Los Angeles, CA$799
  • San Diego, CA$725
  • San Jose, CA$876
  • Seattle, WA$641

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