Safes

Find the right solution for you

A home or office safe gives you a peace of mind knowing that your important articles are protected. Whether you are looking for fire-protection, water-protection or burglary-protection, it is important to do your research and choose a safe based on your needs. With a small investment, you will be able to rest well knowing that your precious items are safe and well-protected.

Burglary classified safes are offering protection against unauthorized break‐in attempts. Fire classified security cabinets however are designed for fire protection. The selection of the right type of security storage is depending on the security requirements. Available are also safes with both fire and burglary classification.

Why choose Kaso safes

Kaso offers products that have been officially tested in the industry’s leading and approved test institutes and laboratories. We use ECB-S certification for our burglary and datasafes to make sure that our products can keep what we promise. Kaso fire safes are tested either in Finland or Sweden according to the Nordic test – NT fire 017.

Kaso factory in Helsinki, Finland is audited several times a year both by our own auditing team as well as DNV ISO auditors and ECB-S auditors.

 

What to consider before you buy a safe

  • Type of safe

    You should consider what kind of protection you would like your safe to offer. For example, are you more concerned about fire-protection or burglary-protection?

    If you are trying to get a safe for burglary-protection, you should not choose a fireproof safe. Fireproof safes are great for protecting your valuables from fires but are not reliable in a burglary situation.

    This is because the fireproof safes typically use not as strong barriers against burglary attempts and makes them more easily destroyed by burglars.

    However, some safes might come with multiple functions. For example, Kaso Safes offers some models, like the Safe E3-508 for example, that are both fireproof and burglar-safe.

  • Type of lock

    Safes come with different types of locks. Mechanical locks frequently require periodic maintenance while electronic locks typically do not require that.

    However, you may also worry if an EMP may render your electronic lock inoperable. If you are worried about EMPs, you should check if the manufacturer of the safe has added a lock with EMP resistance.

    Generally, the most important thing you have to ensure when it comes to electronic locks is replacing the battery when necessary.

  • How portable the safe is

    Home safes come in various levels of portability. Some are easily moved, some are wall-mounted and some are anchored.

    If you are looking for a safe for burglary protection, consider ones that are not portable to ensure they are not easily moved and stolen.

    In addition, European Certification Body for Security Systems (ECB-S) requires that tested and certified safes under 1000 kg need to be bolted or anchored to the wall or to the floor.

  • Size of the safe

    Consider what you would like to put in the safe. Then, choose one that will fit the items that you want to store. This could potentially save you some money too, so you don’t purchase a safe that is too large or too small for your needs in the longer run.

  • The difference between tested and non‐tested

    Tested safes are marked with ECB‐S security labels placed on the inside of the door. The label indicates the burglary classification level of the safe according to EN 1143‐1 standard. Non‐tested safes are not supplied with ECB‐S labels and the break‐in security classification is not known. According to ECB‐S security classification, also the locks used have to be classified according to EN 1300 standard.