The certification plate on your safe indicates the details and security certification on that particular safe, including information such as the certification mark number, security level, serial number, weight, year of manufacture, fire rating, etc. These are usually referred to by insurance companies and safe buyers to assess the security level of your safe. However, you need to understand that under certain circumstances, this certification is not valid.
Listed below are the circumstances where the certification on a safe is not valid.
Safe Not Professionally Anchored
If the safe is not anchored professionally by authorised and licensed safe installers or service agents for that particular brand of safe, the certification on the safe is not valid. this applies for both business and residential applications or environments.
If unauthorised modifications are made to a safe, such as changing the lock, adjusting the bolt work, replacing the seal, or adding a deposit slot, then the safe’s burglary or fire certification may no longer be valid and the label inside the safe is not valid. Therefore it is always recommended and insisted that all product checks, maintenance and customisation are carried out by the original supplier or an accredited partner or agent for the particular safe brand.
Insufficient Lock Grade
You must also be very careful when choosing which locks to have fitted to a safe. If a safe carries a burglary protection certification, then the lock used must also have been certified as offering an equivalent degree of protection. If not, then the safe’s burglary protection certificate becomes invalid. Locks are certified in accordance with the EN 1300 standard.