How to choose safe? | Generally about safes | Safes certificates | Locks for safes
Welcome to our website! The fact that you are browsing through it means that you are halfway towards the decision to buy a safe. However, you are probably in a great dilemma about how to choose a safe according to your needs. Wertheim safes are adapted to every customer's needs! Therefore, here are some advice and questions that will guide you through the process of choosing the right model:
Think about what you want to keep in the safe (taking into consideration its value and volume)
Precious items like money, jewellery, savings book, stocks etc. are often irreplaceable and they need to be saved in a secure (certified) safe, as well as insured by an insurance company. We would like to point out that insurance companies condition the security class of the safe and the certificate type, which depends on the insurance level.
Wertheim safes come with European certificates (read more in the section about certificates), and they are available from the class EN1 (the lowest) to the class EN6 (the highest – larger safes for banks, savings banks, financial institutions…)
For valuable items such as house documentation, weapons, spare keys etc., there are available less expensive models (without certificates) and of slightly lesser quality (safe models are listed in the group of small home and office safes – for these models, insurance of valuables by insurance companies will not be possible.)
For valuable objects that are temporarily kept in hotel rooms, we offer you special hotel safes (models ZHT), including laptop safes (models ZLT, of slightly bigger dimensions) and other models (e.g. ZAT).
2. Choosing a location for the safe
Choose a location for the safe which is, above all, hidden from sight. Take care of the environment conditions, such as temperature, moisture and bearing capacity. If you install the safe into furniture, make sure that the shelf has enough bearing capacity and that the safe can be professionally anchored into the wall through its rear side. The standard way to anchor a safe is into the floor, with the additional possibility of anchoring it into a wall. It is recommended to anchor a safe weighing up to 1000 kg, and the necessary material is delivered with the safe.
If you plan to embed a safe into a wall, you can choose a safe designed especially for that purpose, but every freestanding safe can be embedded into a wall. Take into consideration the thickness of the wall into which you intend to embed the safe.
3. The size of the safe
When choosing a safe, bear in mind that your desired storage space can enlarge in the future. On the safe models pages, next to each model there is a schematic view of the safe's interior and a possible shelf arrangement (considering that the shelves are adjustable by height).
4. Delivery and instalment of the safe
Depending on the size of the safe you are getting, check the following:
Is it necessary to secure a parking space; will the safe be brought in onto the ground floor or higher; is there an elevator (and what is its bearing capacity) or is it necessary to bring in the safe by stairs; what is the width and the height of the door opening through which the safe will be brought in; what is the bearing capacity of the floor in the position where the safe will be placed, and is regular anchoring possible (floor installations, under floor heating etc.)?