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How Accredited European Certification Protects You From Fraud

Accredited European Certification Prevents Safe Supply Fraud And Ensures Quality.

If you consider that 70% of safes that are tested by accredited European testing labs fail on the first attempt, the implications of some manufacturers and safe suppliers displaying unaccredited "certification" badges that claim to comply with European standards is obvious.    

All properly certified safes, cabinets, data units and strongrooms will display an accredited certification plate that is clear and easy to understand. Certification plates should state the products' description, display the logo of an accredited certification body and indicate that the body is accredited to ISO/IEC 17065. This is a verifiable assurance that the unit in question has been tested and certified under the strictest criteria for the relevant standard. A reputable supplier will always provide accredited certification documents for a safe, cabinet or strongroom and the unit itself will have at least one certification plate which can be located on the inside of the door. This will always be a stamped metal plate, never a sticker. Accredited European certification is verifiable assurance that a safe, cabinet or strongroom has been tested and certified under European law. This is proof of standard for insurance, GDPR and litigation purposes.

An Example Of An Unaccredited "Certification":

The Loss Prevention Certification Board (UK) regularly claim to certify safes yet have never been accredited  to ISO/IEC 17065 to do so.


What Accredited Certification Badges Look Like:

Accredited European Certification May Bear The Following Logos And Will Always Be A Stamped Metal Plate, Never A Sticker:

SBSC certification logo a2p certification logo vds certification logo essa certification logo

Certified Safes EN1143-1

EN1143-1 is the burglary resistance standard for safes, strong rooms, and ATM safes - Grades for safes in this standard currently range from 0 to XIII. Resistance to attack rises by 50% between grades. Certification for fire resistance will appear separately to any burglary resistance certification that may appear on a certified safe.

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Deposit Safes EN1143-2

EN1143-2 is the burglary resistance standard for deposit safes - Grades in this standard currently range from I to V. Resistance to attack rises by 50% between grades. No deposit safe has a certification for fire resistance. A deposit safe that displays the certification standard EN1143-1 is a modified unit and its certification badges should be removed.

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Secure Cabinets EN14450

EN14450 is the burglary resistance standard for secure safe cabinets - Grades in this standard range from S1 to S2, both of which have an attack resistance lower than a grade 0 certified safe. Resistance to attack between S1 and S2 rises by 150% but it must be emphasised that only light hand tools are used in testing of these units. Certification for fire resistance will appear separately on such a unit.

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Fire Protection For Paper EN15659

EN15659 is the “Light Fire Storage” certification standard (LFS). Units tested to this standard are designed to provide differing levels of protection against fire usually from 30 minutes (LFS30P) to 60 minutes (LFS60P). The certification plate for light fire storage will appear separately to a burglary resistance certification that may appear on the unit. Air humidity is not measure for this standard.

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Fire Protection For Data EN1047-1

EN1047-1 is the data standard for safes and cabinets. S60P and S120P are standards for the protection of paper documents both having an internal temperature limit of 170°C during testing. Units marked S60D and S120D have an internal temperature limit of 70°C and a humidity limit of 85% during testing. Units marked S60DIS and S120DIS have an internal temperature limit of 50°C and a humidity limit of 85% during testing. Certification plates for this standard will appear separately to any burglary resistance certification that may appear on the unit

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ATM Safes EN1143-1 (ATM)

EN1143-1 is the burglary resistance standard for safes, strong rooms, and ATM safes. Grades for ATM safes in this standard currently range from I to IV. Resistance to attack rises by 50% between grades however the top of ATM safes, where electronics may be situated are not tested against attack. Overall attack survival times are up to 20% lower when compared to safes or strongrooms of the same grade.

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Strongrooms EN1143-1 (Strongroom)

EN1143-1 is the burglary resistance standard for safes, strong rooms, and ATM safes - Grades for strongrooms range from 0 to XIII. In the case of strongrooms both the strongroom and the strongroom door will display separate certification plates to avoid confusion between a room fitted with a strongroom door and an actual fully certified strongroom. Certification for fire resistance will appear separately to any burglary resistance certification that may appear on a strongroom.

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