The Terramat Heatmat is the best-known and most sold terrarium heating element worldwide terrarium, satisfying all the safety requirements that can be expected of this product anywhere in the world. The Terramat Heatmat complies with CE guidelines as well as the European Standard. The Terramat Heatmat can be used under many conditions without a thermostat. For animal species that feel comfortable in conditions set to specific temperatures and for species that cannot cope with conditions that are too warm, a thermostat will need to be linked to the Heatmat. If in any doubt, it would be wise to connect a thermostat. The Heatel B.V. thermostats have been specially designed for this purpose.