• A product that has been properly tested and certified is marked with a metal label inside the door. There are many ways to check if your product offers the correct protection :

    - Get hold of the certificate for your product.

    - Check the issuer of the certificate in the list of accepted certifiers.

    - Check the label. For security safes, the label is placed inside the safe.

    - Verify the Grade or Class Resistance your product has been certified for.

    - Check that the certification number available on the product certificate matches with the one on the label.

  • A certificate for security safes is not valid if :

    - The safes are not anchored: safes that are carrying a grade for burglary protection and which weigh below 1000kg must be properly anchored to the floor or a wall, otherwise the classification is not valid as well as the label inside the safes.

    - Unauthorised modifications are made to the safes. Changing the lock, adjusting the boltwork, replacing the seal or adding a deposit slot to burglary- or fire-resistant safes unvalidate the certification and the labels. Therefore, product checks, maintenance and customisation should be carried out by the original supplier or an accredited partner.

    - The safes carry out unsufficient lock grade. If a safe is certified for burglary protection, then the lock used on the safe must also be certified as offering an equivalent degree of protection. 

  • The table below shows which classification of lock is required for each grade of safes and vaults as per EN standards:


    Burglary resistance Grade

    (as per EN 1143-1)

    Lock Configuration as per EN 1300
    Number of locks Lock Class
    0 1 A
    I 1 A
    II 1 A
    III 1 B
    IV 2 B
    V 2 B
    VI 2 C
    VII 2 C
    VIII 2 C
    IX 2 C
    X 2 C
    XI 2 (3) D (C)
    XII 2 (3) D (C)
    XIII 3 D (C)


    More information on other standards, please contact your local Gunnebo

  • No they are not. A burglary-resistant safe can give some protection against fire but only for a short time and at relatively low temperature because the materials inside the walls act as insulators. A fire-resistant safe for documents or digital media should be correctly certified to ensure the right fire protection.