Your new safe, furniture safe or gun safe should have a stable hold and should never tip over or fall over.
A properly installed safe cannot simply be transported away in the event of a break-in - too much effort scares off the burglar and he may flee without having achieved anything.
Tested safes weighing less than 1000 kg must be anchored in the concrete floor or in a solid component (concrete). Many safes fall into this category because they are below this weight class.
The anchoring for unchecked safes must be clarified with the insurance company beforehand.
Before purchasing a safe / gun cabinet, clarify all questions about fastening and location so that there are no nasty surprises afterwards!
IN PRINCIPLE, THREE FASTENING POSSIBILITIES ARE DIFFERENTIATED
Verankerung im Boden
Anchoring in the wall
Tested wall safes according to EN1143-1 must be encased on all sides with at least 10cm concrete.
WHAT IS IMPORTANT?
If you choose a safe that is not EN1143-1 tested, please contact your property insurance company regarding anchoring. They will also inform you of the maximum sum insured.
If you want to anchor the safe in a piece of furniture, then you will opt for a cupboard, a chest of drawers or a desk. If you just put the safe in and don't fasten it, it can of course be easily removed in the event of a break-in. If it is screwed tight, more effort is required to remove it.
PLAN THE SAFE INSTALL AT THE SAME TIME
The ideal case is when you are planning the house construction and the safe install too. So you are guaranteed to find the right safe & installation location and can take into account that the safe is anchored directly in a solid component.
You know the condition of your walls and floors, you know where all the important lines - electricity, water, etc.) are laid.
If you are planning or have already installed underfloor heating, make sure that no pipe is drilled into during anchoring. The weight of the safe also plays a role. Note the load-bearing capacity of the subsurface. Be sure to get the opinion of a specialist before you cause major damage through installation.
Depending on the model, the bottom and/or rear wall holes are drilled through or pre-drilled. Floor anchoring is standard for all safes. Many models have holes drilled through or pre-drilled in the rear wall. Do not drill your own holes, this will impair the security of the safe and reduce its quality. Drilling on the safe may only be carried out by qualified personnel!
If you are unsure, contact your safe dealer - it is better to ask more than damage and improperly assemble the safe.
Keep your construction documents in a safe place, they provide valuable help with later installations.
If you need help with anchoring, our professionals will be happy to assist you. After the manufacturer-compliant anchoring, a declaration of conformity is issued. This form confirms the professional and proper anchoring of your safe or gun safe. Among other things, it can be important for the insurance company to determine the correct insurance value.