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DENIOS Burglar-proof cabinets tested to WK4
How tough is a cabinet against a professional break-in attempt? This can only really be proven when it is put to the test. Therefore, the burglary resistance class 4 (WK4) test was assessed by using different burglary techniques against a DENIOS security room at PIV Velbert.
The European standard series DIN V ENV 1627-1630 describes requirements and classifications, define static and dynamic loads, and depict manual burglary attempts, categorized into six different classes - WK1 to 6. In contrast to the lower resistance classes that deal with vandalism (WK1), opportunist offences (WK2) or "regular offenders" (WK3), WK4 is for "experienced offenders", perpetrators using dedicated sawing and impact tools, such as an axe, chisel, hammer and chisel, and a cordless drill.
For the intrusion, the "perpetrators" were given 30 minutes to attack each location, of which 10 minutes of actual contact could be used, as provided under WK4 and although the "legal burglars" practice their art almost every day, they were unable to penetrate the DENIOS security cabinet.
The conclusion of the experts was that this 'passed the test'.
Therefore, there are now burglar-proof rooms available up to WK4 at DENIOS. For example, applications would be mobile support rooms in civilian areas, equipped with wireless technology. Thus manipulation and damage to sensitive equipment can be avoided. The design of these rooms can also be applied to insulated and fire-rated versions, giving a wide range of options available.
The certificate for WK4 covers various sizes of walk-in and smaller, non-accessible, cabinets which can be used on the flat roofs of houses.
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