First Texas Homes will be including pre-installed safes as standard features in its homes this year.

North Texas builder First Texas Homes will be including a 9.5-inch tall, 14.5-inch wide and 11-inch deep Browning HS-1 safe, provided courtesy of Safe & Secure Home Solutions, pre-installed in every home the builders will contract this year.

First Texas is the first North Texas home builder to offer safes to buyers as a standard feature.

"This is what buyers have been asking for," said Keith Hardesty, regional president of First Texas Homes. "It's a small, personal safe that's not going to take up a lot of room in the closet. It just answered a lot of the consumers concerns."

A comparable safe would cost about $350 to purchase and install, according to the Dallas Business Journal.

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