SECURITY LEVELS

WHAT ARE THE SECURITY LEVELS OF 
OUR SAFES?


When testing safes, a distinction is made between burglary protection and fire protection .

Both tests are performed by independent testing institutes in accordance with European criteria.
The safes tested are classified according to the level of resistance according to the test result.

Security levels for safes show how long it takes to forcibly open a safe without the appropriate code or key.
This time is coded in RU (resistant units) .

This means that the higher the security level, the more difficult it is to open a safe by force.

During the test, all mechanical, electrical and thermal tools that unauthorized persons may use to try to open a safe are used.

Here are some examples:

Hammer
Drill
Angle grinder
Torch

Test institutes keep secret some of the special tools used in testing to prevent imitations.

LEVELS OF SECURITY SUMMARY

SAFETY LEVELDESCRIPTIONSECURITY FEATURES

Secure storage units without
security assessment

Single-walled or double-walled steel body,
Single- or double-walled door

Burglary protection - low

A according to VDMA 24992,
since May 1995

Steel body with simple walls. Double-walled door.
Class A lock according to EN 1300

Easy protection against attacks with mechanical devices
No protection against thermal devices

S1 according to EN 14450

Single-walled steel body. Double-walled door.
Class A lock according to EN 1300

Burglary protection tested according to EN 14450

B according to VDMA 24992,
Since May 1995

Furniture safes: door and body with double walls
Class A lock according to EN 1300
Flame retardant material in the body and door
Wall safes: door and body with double walls
Class A lock according to EN 1300

Limited protection against attacks with mechanical and light burglary tools.
No protection against thermal appliances. Light fire protection (not tested).

S2 according to EN 14450
BCE-S S2
Complete with double walls.
Lock according to EN 1300 class A.
Burglary protection tested according to EN 14450

EN-0 according to CSN
EN 1143-1 SZUCZ

Freestanding, double-walled safe / furniture safe
Class 1 tested lock

Burglary protection tested by SZU - CZ according to EN 1143-1

EN (0) to EN 1143-1 VdS
Class N (0) VSÖ EN-0

Freestanding, double-walled safe / furniture safe
Class 1 tested lock

Burglary protection tested according to EN 1143-1 with
guaranteed resistance units 30/30 RU *

EN-1 according to CSN
EN 1143-1 SZUCZ

Freestanding, double-walled safe / furniture safe
Class 1 tested lock

Burglary protection tested by SZU - CZ according to EN 1143-1

I according to EN 1143-1 VdS Class I
ECBS EN-1 / VSÖ EN-1
Freestanding, double-walled safe / furniture
safe or wall safe
Class 1 tested lock

Burglary protection tested according to EN 1143-1 with
guaranteed resistance units 30/50 RU *

II to EN 1143-1 VdS Class II
ECB-S EN-2 / VSÖ EN-2

High security safe / freestanding
Multi-walled door and body, fire insulation on the perimeter of the door
Class B lock according to EN 1300

Burglary protection tested according to EN 1143-1 with
guaranteed resistance units 50/80 RU *

III according to EN 1143-1 VdS Class III
ECB-S / VSÖ EN-3

High security freestanding safe / furniture safe
Door and body with special padding
Class B lock according to EN 1300

Burglary protection tested according to EN 1143-1 with
guaranteed resistance units 80/120 RU *

IV according En 1143-1
ECB-S EN-4 / VSÖ EN-4

High security freestanding safe / furniture safe
With multiple walls, door and body with special padding
Two class B locks according to EN 1300

Burglary protection tested according to EN 1143-1 with
guaranteed resistance units 120/180 RU *

IV according En 1143-1
VdS class IV KB

High security freestanding safe / furniture safe
With multiple walls, door and body with special padding
Two class B locks according to EN 1300

Burglary protection tested according to EN 1143-1 with
guaranteed resistance units 120/181 RU *
KB = drill protection

V according to EN 1143-1
VdS class V

High security freestanding safe / furniture safe
With multiple walls, door and body with special padding
Two class B locks according to EN 1300

Burglary protection tested according to EN 1143-1 with
guaranteed resistance units 180/270 RU *

V according to EN 1143-1
VdS class V KB

High security freestanding safe / furniture safe
With multiple walls, door and body with special padding
Two class B locks according to EN 1300

Burglary protection tested according to EN 1143-1 with
guaranteed resistance units 180/271 RU *
KB = drill protection

TESTING INSTITUTES
FOR OUR SECURITY PRODUCTS


Who is VSÖ?

The "Association of Security Companies of Austria" is an independent association whose members deal with security in every form imaginable.

The aim of the VSÖ is to increase the quality of security products and security services in Austria. This is done to benefit and improve the overall safety of member companies, customers, and society.

Manufacturers and distributors of security products may submit their products to VSÖ for approval.

VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH

Burglary protection according to EN 1143-1 tested by the German Property Insurers' Association.

Materials Testing Institute at the Technical University of Braunschweig

The so-called Braunschweig test is a standardized quality testing procedure for safes developed by the University of Braunschweig.

The Braunschweig test always includes two stress tests that differ depending on the quality class of a safe. First, the fire resistance of the safe is checked in a Braunschweig test.

In addition, the Braunschweig test includes a drop test in which the heated safe is thrown onto a bed of gravel from a height of 9.15 m and then heated again at 840 ° C for 30 minutes.

The safe receives an appropriate approval seal only after a successfully completed Braunschweig test.

European Security Systems Association (ESSA) eV

Association for security products, at European and international level. It supports the ECB-S certification of the European Certification Body GmbH (ECB).

The aim and task of ESSA are to improve and guarantee the quality of products, components and materials in the fields of safety technology, fire protection and safety of life.

Association of German Machinery Manufacturers (since May 1995)

European Certification Body GmbH

European Certification Body GmbH is a neutral certification body, accredited according to ISO / IEC 17065. It issues ECB • S certificates for products in the security industry. He has over 40 years of experience in testing and certifying safety technology.

In accordance with its “Quality provides security” guide, the ECB guarantees the highest security features according to European standards with the ECB • S certification mark.