A couple of decades ago, the safes did not have a clear and unified classification against a mechanical breakdowns. In the market, the strength of a safe means the name of the manufacturer, the weight of the safe, recommendations, often visual strength.


Each manufacturer or each testing laboratory individually provided strength ratings for their safes, expressed in stars, letters, and so on.


There is now a unified European Union certification system and standards. Safes for burglary resistance are certified according to EN-1143-1 standards, and reinforced metal cabinets EN14450. Armoured safes are grouped from 0 to class VIII, metal cabinets to S1 and S2 classes.


How strength classes are given? Certified testing laboratories can perform tests for breaking the safe, which are subsequently recognized by the Certification Bureaus and according to such drawings, to the production requirements gives the manufacturer a certificate that safe meets such and such a class. A desirable class-based safe is being used by laboratory experts to use the class breakthrough techniques described in the standard.


After summing up the opening time and what instrument was opened the safe counts the resistance points of the RU (resistance units). For example, a class I safe deposit box cannot be less than 50 RU, and III-120 GB. Safes must be fitted with a certified Class A, B or Class C lock certified according to EN 1300 standard. Upper class safes or two locks according to customer’s wishes. It does not matter whether it’s a key, code-mechanical or code-electronic lock, an important is lock class. The safe must be securely fastened to the fixing elements corresponding to the concrete foundation (wall or floor). As technology evolves, the safes are tested every five years.


The manufacturer must implement the ISO 9001 Production Management Standard.


What needs strength classes and standards? The security class overlooks what value amounts can be considered safes to be banned by insurance companies. By complying with these requirements, companies or individuals may keep relevant values in their security safes. The table, which safety class a safes, what value assets can be considered by the insurance company. These requirements should be obeyed by the security services when accepting the object of storage.


JSC Seifuva, founded in 1991, is the only manufacturer of certified safes in Lithuania. Since 2010 The Company belongs to the ESSA (Europe Security System Association). Safes are tested by SSF (Swedish test laboratory) and certified by the ECB (European certification body). Seifuva is strictly adhering to safety requirements for the safety of production. Continuously consulting and participating in safety conferences organized by ESSA, constantly exhibiting its products at international safety product exhibitions.