The burglary resistance of safes 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.

According to the European EN1143-1 standard, a safe with a weight below 1000kg must be anchored correctly.

  • 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.