"This is especially true for the private sector," Meier said.
The salesman noted that many customers want to buy safes due to an increased number of burglaries.
"The demand has risen sharply in the last two years. I can also say when exactly this all started: this is indeed related to the influx of foreigners. The inflow has led to a situation when many people say: I do not feel safe in my skin," he said.
Whether customers actually buy a safe because of the increased number of refugees, remains unknown. However, Meier believes that at least last year it was the case.
"Nowadays, it is the general fear and uncertainty that urge people to consider safe purchases to protect their cash, jewelry and watches," Meier explained.
According to him, the demand for safes has recently grown by 20 to 25 percent.