Only by checking the certification label of a safe, can you tell if it has been officially graded. Here's what you should look for - and where.

When a safe has been properly tested and certified, it is marked with a metal label inside the door.

Here is an example of a certification label you would find in a safe which has passed a resistance test. This one is blank and is used by the European Certification Body (ECB).

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Checking the Certification on Your Safe

If you are unsure as to whether your safe offers the right protection, follow these steps:

Step 1

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Step 2

Check the issuer against a list of accepted independent test institutes.

The ECB website hosts a full list of approved European test centres

Step 3

Open the safe to view the label.

Step 4

Check for the correct class or grade of resistance.

Step 5

Check that the certification number on the certificate matches the one on the label.

 

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