The typical chink in the armour: The base
Poorly anchored safes - Criminals remove the total safes
(As of: 2nd May 2007)
FRANKFURT/M., May 2007. Unknown offenders steal a 500 kg safe ... A safe weighing 200 kg removed on a sled ... The media increasingly report about criminals who take away the total safes in order to force them open without being disturbed. In these cases, the criminals often take advantage of a typical chink in the armour: Insufficient anchoring. "The problem here is," says Josef Reingen from the Management of the European Security Systems Association (ESSA), "that free-standing safes with a weight of up to 1000 kg are either not anchored in an expert manner or are anchored into an unsuitable base."