The Burglary Resistance Of A Safe Is Decisively Influenced By Anchoring
- If a safe hasn’t been anchored and fitted correctly the safe’s resistance to attack is compromised.
- Incorrect fitting can also negatively impact a safe’s fire protection.
- There is of course also the fact that an unbolted safe can often quite easily be removed from its location and attacked at a criminal’s leisure.
For all of these reasons and more a unbolted safe is not covered by insurance.
According to the European EN1143-1 standard, a safe with a weight below 1000kg must be anchored correctly.
S1: 20 kN
S2: 30 kN
0 - III : 50 kN
IV and up: 100 kN
- Only a concrete floor or wall without any cracks is suitable for proper anchoring and anchoring must be directly to the concrete surface.
- In the case of fire safes all unused anchoring holes must be sealed.
All the necessary materials for anchoring are usually delivered with a certified safe by the manufacturer and many safes also have an additional anchoring point in the rear wall of the unit.
- For wall fitting, obstructions such as plasterboard must be removed for correct anchoring.
- It is recommended that only a qualified safe installer fits a certified safe.