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Safes & Strongrooms For Business & Government

Certified Safes Ireland™ Provide Cost Effective, Certified Secure Storage Solutions For Cash, Data, Precious Metals, Pharmaceuticals And Weapons To Accredited European And NATO Standards.

Certified Safes Ireland™ offer scalable secure storage solutions from certified safes, deposit safes, data safes to strongrooms and data rooms to suit the most demanding requirements and environments. Our specification, design and installation team have the experience, training and depth of knowledge of European, NATO, manufacturing, medical and data centre standards to address all client requirements in a manner that can facilitate most operational challenges, physical restrictions or aesthetic considerations. Certified Safes Ireland™ have been the choice of small and large business, corporations and government entities both in Ireland and worldwide in providing innovative, quality-driven security solutions to protect important assets.

Certified Safes Ireland™ is part of the ICS Group, a group of NATO contractors fully licensed in Ireland for all electrical, intruder alarm, CCTV, access control, fire suppression, fine art protection and monitoring activities. A longstanding member of the European Security Systems Association, Certified Safes Ireland™ has vast experience that encompasses installation of safes, strong rooms, physical data protection, CCTV, alarms, access control, secure storage control systems and sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF) specification, design, and installation.

Our expertise has been relied on 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 ....

  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. A safe with properly accredited European certification will display at least one stamped metal certification plate on the inside of the door. This will always be displayed on a stamped metal plate, never a sticker.

Safes Displaying Certification Plates

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.

  Delivery And Anchoring

Certified Safes Ireland™ personnel are fully insured and trained experts in the delivery, installation, removal and transportation of safes and strongrooms. Delivery and positioning to any floor using specialist equipment is usually possible. All sites are usually surveyed prior to quote.

Safes Being Delivered

Certification is often void for a safe not anchored correctly and there are many examples most insurers will be familiar with of a “safe” being removed from a premises because it was not anchored correctly if at all. It is a certification requirement under EN1143-1 that a safe is anchored however the EN1143-1 standard does not yet specify how this is to be achieved which often results in bare minimum, highly unsafe installations. Certified Safes Ireland™ have always used anchoring methods designed to replicate standards used in EN1143-1 accredited laboratory testing as the best guide to making the unauthorised physical removal of our safes virtually impossible. This is 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.

Industrial Safe Installation

 Locking & Alarm Integration

The starting point for EN50131 compliant alarm integration of a certified 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™ safes come with at least one certified alarm integration compatible digital safe lock as standard.

Linking a safe directly with to an intruder alarm system allows 24 hour monitoring, audited access, duress, and seismic detection even if the alarm system is switched off. This may not be needed straight away but it is always a good idea to make sure safes and locking devices are prepared for intruder alarm, seismic sensor, and duress to future proof an investment. Most of our safes come with certified alarm cable tracks and seismic sensor mounting preparation as standard. An alarm cable track can also be quite useful for running interior lighting cables or cabling to powered devices that need to be kept secured.

Safe Audit Lock Downloading Audit Trail

Listed below are a range of features, some found as standard in a digital lock and some optional extras that can be achieved with various lock and alarm integration combinations. All options listed are certified compliant with the EN1300 safe lock standard and the EN50131 alarm 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.

Penalty Lockout (Standard Feature)
The penalty lockout feature on a certified digital lock shuts the lock down for ten minutes if four or more incorrect codes are entered in a row making manipulation and random code entry attempts virtually impossible. This is a standard feature with all certified digital safe locks which has no equivalent with any mechanical lock type.
Multi-user Codes (Standard Feature)
Most certified digital safe locks have multi-user codes which means no two people have to use the same code to access a safe. In a commercial setting this means an individual code can be removed at will by management. No need to worry that keys may have been copied etc....
Dual Codes (Standard Feature)
Most certified safe locks will allow or have a version that allows for dual code operation, which means two codes have to be entered to open the lock. Ideal in situations where dual person operation is preferred.
Duress Alarm (Extra Module Required)
Many certified digital locks can be added to your alarm system via an Alarm Module. With an Alarm module in place if a hold-up occurs addition of a digit to the normal access code will trigger a silent alarm.
Time Delay Option (Standard Feature Class B,C,D)
A programmable time delay of 1 to 99 minutes is another standard option in all but the most basic electronic lock models with a time delay opening window that can be set from 1 to 15 minutes. This is a powerful anti hold-up measure.
Time Lock (Keypad Type)
Time Lock gives you all the benefits of a bank level high security time lock system with built in audit. You can control when your safe can be accessed, by whom and download access logs from the lock telling you who opened the safe, when, and how long the safe door and lock was open. Up to 30 holidays can be programmed that override the normal schedule. Automatically adjusts for daylight saving time. We can even program a time lock schedule that restricts specific people’s access.
Audit Trail (incorporated into most time locks)
A powerful feature of many digital locks is an audit trail which can be easily downloaded to a USB drive once you have the correct download code. This tells you who opened the lock, for how long, time, date and if there were any attempts to open the lock with an incorrect code. The standard audit trail is 1000 events. An audit trail can also be downloaded remotely directly from a compatible alarm system using an alarm module bolt position interface.
Seismic Sensor (Extra Module Required)
As a properly anchored safe is secured to at least 5 tons, and a certified digital safe lock cannot be manipulated open, power tool attack or a prising attack is the only option left for a professional burglar. A Seismic Sensor will detect prising, cutting, drilling and heat attacks, but is not triggered by normal everyday use of the safe. What is particularly convenient about a seismic sensor is it is tamper proof and works 24/7 even when an alarm system is switched off.
One Time Code (requires special lock type and set-up)
Easily retro fitted onto most existing safes or strongrooms, a One Time Code system (OTC) means that opening and closing is controlled by single use codes generated by a certified monitoring station after the identity of the person requiring access has been verified. The person accessing the safe or strongroom also requires their own personal code and a special key fob that records the opening and closing state of the lock. Time and date specific one-time codes can be issued in advance by the monitoring station for use within a 15-minute window, weeks, or months in advance.

  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 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.

Confidential Safe Delivery And Installation


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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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