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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.

Chubbsafes uses independant test institutes that are among the most experienced bodies to ensure that the testing and certification processes are carried out correctly by a trusted and credible organisation:

ECB•S (European Certification Boards•Security, Fire & Life Safety)

SP (Technical Research Institute of Sweden)

SBSC (Swedish Fire and Safety Certification)

VdS (The Authority for Safety and Security)

CNPP (Centre national de prévention et de protection)

UL (Underwriters Laboratories)

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

Saint Etienne's National Test Facility

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
IV 2 B
V 2 B
VI 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.