When it comes to safes, the subject of insurance is always an essential consideration. For this reason, you should always speak to your insurance company before buying a safe to establish which burglar resistance class it should have in order to insure the contents up to the required amount.
As for the objective classification of the safe’s protective functions for both the owner and the insurance company, testing and certification by a recognised certification institute such as VdS Schadenverhütung or the ESSA are key. This testing is carried out in accordance with clearly defined standards. The most important standard is EN 1143-1. Depending on their level of resistance against burglary attempts using various tools, safes are categorised into resistance grades, which form the basis for determining the insurance category. Here, the level of the insurance amount increases with the respective resistance grade.