Burglary rate and “nightmare” negative interest are alarming
Essen-Wetter-Ruhr, 27th of September 2016. Safes are booming. High burglary rates increase the demand. Additionally to this, there is the “nightmare” of the negative interest. “We record a clear two-place increase”, confirms Dietmar Schake, sales manager of Burg-Wächter. More and more people are concerned with this issue.
Consumers invest in security – further, interest in door and window security increases
In light of the crime statistics, alarmed consumers invest in their home’s security. “Parallel to the demand of safes, we also record a growing interest in mechanical and electronical protection of windows and doors”, said Schake. “The consideration to deposit savings at home, of course, creates an additional threat. The more important becomes prevention.”
Only trust tested and certified safes
According to the security expert, you can purchase a reliable brand safe already from 400 to 500 euros. Compared to possible losses, a reasonable investment. With cheaper products, however, scepticism is called for: Consumers should only trust tested and certified safes. Here, the inspection stickers by ECB•S and VdS provide orientation. Especially suggestive are models that combine burglary and fire protection.
Pay attention to reserve space – electronic lock more convenient than mechanical
For a choice, the size of a safe too plays an important role. As the requirement for space empirically increases, a reserve of space is advisable. Electronical locks are more convenient than the conventional mechanical ones – with these, the risk of burglars creating chaos during a search for keys exists. Massive anchoring possibilities prevent that intruders will take the whole safe. With questions concerning the purchase of a safe, consumers can find an informative video that addresses typical issues on the Burg-Wächter website.