Updated October 29, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 9 Best Wall Safes

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in March of 2018. If you have valuables that you want to keep as well protected as possible, you should consider investing in a wall safe. The models on our list, which include biometric, combination, and keyed options, are designed to mount securely between two studs and can be hidden behind artwork and other wall hangings. We've ranked them here by their security, durability, and ease of installation. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best wall safe on Amazon.

9. Barska AX12038

8. Stack-On Biometric PWS-15522

7. Protex PWS-1814E

6. First Alert 1037290

5. V-Line Quick Vault 41214-S

4. Paragon 7750

3. Protex WES2113-DF

2. Stack-On IWC-11

1. Viking Security VS-52BLX

Special Honors

Lock'er Down LD5001 The LD5001 features a telescopic interior that allows it to fit into 2 X 4 or 2 X 6 stud walls, so there are few homes or businesses that it can't be installed inside of. Its front and sides are constructed of 12-gauge domestic cold rolled steel and it utilizes a three-point lock bar system to ensure a high level of penetration resistance. lockerdown.com

Editor's Notes

October 24, 2019:

While having a safe you can't access might keep your belongings secure, it can be a serious headache if you require one of the documents inside. It can even sometimes mean the difference between life and death if it contains a firearm you have immediate needs of for self defense. It is for exactly this reason that we eliminated the Barska Quick Access Biometric, which has received too many complaints regarding the effectiveness of its fingerprint scanner. Surprisingly though, the Barska AX12038, which is a new addition to our list, has none of those issues and is actually touted for how quickly and reliably its biometric scanner works. We also replaced the Homak Between The Studs High Security, which gets mediocre reviews from users for a variety of reasons ranging from low-quality hinges to weak bolts.

Though technology is designed to make our lives easier, we realize that not everybody wants a digital keypad or fancy biometric fingerprint reader on their safe. To suit those individuals, we included the Stack-On IWC-11, which offers basic keyed access, and the V-Line Quick Vault 41214-S, which has a mechanical keypad, so there are no electronics to potentially fail.

For those who do prefer the convenience of biometric access, the Viking Security VS-52BLX is one of our top choices. It can store up to 32 profiles, so all the responsible members of the family can have access, and its recessed handle makes it easy to open the door.

We also like the Protex WES2113-DF because it offers up to 30 minutes of fire protection and has a plush velvet interior that won't damage valuables. It has a battery-operated digital keypad, but also includes a mechanical override in case the electronics fail or it runs out of juice.

If you are looking to store a large number of firearms or rifles, or keep a self-defense weapon under your bed or in your nightstand drawer, we recommend you take a look at our list of the best gun safes, as none of our wall options are suitable for those needs.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on October 29, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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