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Safes For Jewellery & Watches

A certified safe for jewellery or watches can include customised fittings and interior wiring channels for lighting or watch winders while at the same time having an accredited certification suitable for the value of its contents.

No matter what your requirement, a treasured engagement ring, family heirloom or a fine jewellery or watch collection, such items not only need to be protected from dust and scratches but kept secure from burglary and opportunist theft for which they are prime targets. A certified safe configured for jewellery or watches offers both security and optional customised storage features letting you store valuable pieces securely and safely. We can supply safes of all sizes and resistance grades to suit any requirement. 

  Home Safe Surveys Are Free Of Charge

Home surveys are free of charge, without obligation and entirely confidential. We have years of experience installing jewellery and watch safes both large and small into houses built in Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian eras, common in Ireland. We are regularly referred by architects, insurers and wealth managers who appreciate the knowledge of structure and diligence required when fitting a home safe into an older and sometimes protected structure.

It is a certification requirement under EN1143-1 that a safe is anchored and this should be done in a manner designed to achieve at least a holding force of 50kN (5.089 tons) for a safe up to grade III and 100kN (11.24 tons) over that grade. Holding forces that as you can imagine, rule out removing a safe without truly industrial levels of force. We make the unauthorised physical removal of all home safes virtually impossible and have the knowledge and expertise to integrate all home safes with a variety of advanced, certified, EN50131 compliant alarm signalling devices if that is required.

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  Bespoke Options

Some clients can have specifications and requirements to suit specific tastes, aesthetics, or security concerns. Our extensive range of Austrian, German, and Scandinavian manufactured safes not only have the highest level of accredited European certification available but can also be customised with off the shelf components such as pull-out collectors’ shelves, lockable drawers, pull out drawers and lockable compartments. If a bespoke solution is what you had in mind we can provide for any and all designer options. Working closely with Italian and Scandinavian design studios most of our safes can be customised to integrate with and compliment existing furniture. Velour, Alcantara or leather upholstery, precious marbles, custom paints, tinted mirror walls, LED lighting, glass shelving are just some of the options available. We can usually accommodate the most demanding requirements.

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  Accredited European Certification

All Certified Safes Ireland™ jewellery safes have accredited European certification. The ultimate protection against misrepresentation and a legal proof of standard of burglary and fire resistance, accredited European certification is the most important factor in maintaining insurance cover long term and for certain types of businesses ensuring regulatory compliance. EU Parliament regulation 765/2008 created the system that provides the legal basis of accreditation for the certification of safes to European standard EN1143-1 (The Safe Standard) and related standards such as EN15659 (Light Fire Standard) and EN1047-1 (The Data Standard). European accredited certification for safes and strongrooms is backed by regular auditing, market surveillance and is verifiable, proof of standard for both insurance and litigation purposes.

Indication Of Safe Certification Plate

If you consider that 70% of safes tested for burglary resistance by accredited European testing labs fail on the first attempt the implications of accepting unaccredited claims of burglary or fire resistance are obvious.

An accredited certification plate for a safe will display the logo of an accredited certification body, burglary resistance grade and most importantly confirmation that the certification body is accredited to ISO/IEC 17065, legal assurance that the certifier is accredited under European law. The same information will be available on accredited certification documents which are freely available and should always be asked for. Below are logos of the four certification bodies with European accreditation to certify safes that you are likely to encounter on a genuine certification plate in Ireland.

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  Important Warning Re: LPCB (UK)

LPCB (UK) has never been an accredited certification body for the burglary resistance of safes in Europe yet have issued certification badges in the same format as properly accredited certification bodies for many years. Notably however an ISO/IEC17065 accreditation which will be present on an accredited certification badge is absent on LPCB badges. The fact that LPCB claim to certify their own tests also runs counter to any norms in Europe where both the tester and the certifier are required to be independent bodies. LPCB certification claims should not be confused with properly accredited European certification which has a basis in law as proof of standard and on which all safe ratings in Europe are based.

 Locking & Alarm Integration

The starting point for EN50131 compliant alarm integration of a certified jewellery or watch safe is of course a certified digital lock. Most certified digital safe locks from class "B" upwards come with a range of basic features which will include alarm module compatibility. All Certified Safes Ireland™ jewellery safes come with a certified alarm integration compatible digital safe lock as standard.

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An increasing number of people now choose to link their safe directly with an intruder alarm system with the use of seismic sensors being the most popular option. Even if you do not intend to do this straight away, or your insurance company has not requested this integration, it is always a good idea to make sure the home safe and locking device you choose is prepared for intruder alarm, seismic sensor, and duress to future proof your investment. Most of our home safes come with certified alarm cable tracks which can also useful for running watch winder and interior lighting cables and are fitted with seismic sensor mounting plates as standard.

 Two important security notes: 

  • We never use wireless sensors on a safe, particularly wireless seismic sensors.
  • All wiring is on the inside of the safe without visible external devices or wiring.

 Protecting Your Confidentiality

As Government and NATO contractors Certified Safes Ireland™ understand the need for confidentiality and will always respect yours. We guarantee the confidentiality of all of our private clients. Any photos taken for survey purposes have location data removed and are erased directly after use unless directed otherwise by the client. All booking records and client information pertaining to completed work is anonymised across all of our systems at the end of each month in compliance with the G.D.P.R

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Alan Redd Certified Safes Ireland NSAI

Certified Safes Ireland™ director Alan Donohoe Redd is a member of the European CEN263 Working Group responsible for writing European Standards for safes, strongrooms (vaults), secure cabinets and physical data protection for the European Union. A registered NATO supplier and a longstanding member of the European Security Systems Association, Alan has a vast range of experience spanning almost 40 years and encompassing installation of safes, strongrooms, physical data protection, CCTV, alarms, access control, secure storage control systems and Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) specification, design, and installation.

Alan is an expert on standards and fraud issues related to secure storage in Europe and the UK, has had articles related to these subjects published by The Law Society Gazette and Irish Broker Magazine, has forced retractions of multiple false claims related to secure storage offerings to the public, including some published by the Irish Times, and has been pivotal in having misleading standards and practises recognised and withdrawn in Ireland, the UK and at a European level. 

Alan’s expertise has been relied upon by;
N.A.T.O. Europe, The U.S. Air Force (Europe), PayPal (Worldwide), Grant Thornton, The Department Of Communications (Cyber Security) (Ireland), The Revenue Commissioners, Electricity Supply Board (Cyber Security) (Ireland), The Danish Defence Forces (Afghanistan), The Insurance Institute of Ireland, The Royal College Of Surgeons, BFC Bank, Interxion Data Centres, The Private Security Authority, Isle of Man Gold Bullion, Brown Thomas, Bvlgari, Druids Glen, The Shelbourne, and many others ....

Alan's seminars on safes, strongrooms and HNW secure storage have been part of Continuing Professional Development for underwriters and insurers having been awarded CPD points by the Insurance Institute of Ireland and the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK).

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