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Security Grades

To provide the appropriate level of protection, the products are tested to comply with the latest industry standards. 

For Burglary Protection, awarded grades:

  • Security cabinets – Grades S1 and S2
  • Safes, vaults and vault doors – Grade 0 Grade X111 and Class TL-15 to class 3.

During the certification process, door panels of the products, bolt works, locks and handles are tested. The certification tests include an attack program that is devised so that various break-in attempts can be made using a selection of tools. A correlation between tool type and the time for which each one is used can be used to obtain a resistance score. The higher the score, the higher the level of resistance. Based on the results obtained, the safe is given a classification and then listed in a resistance grade.

For Fire Protection

These standards vary according to whether you want to protect paper documents, digital media or other highly sensitive objects. This is because the temperature at which data media(e.g. 52’C) and documents (e.g. 177’C)deteriorate differs according to the item protected:

  • In order to fully protect data media, industry standards indicate that products should carry ECB.S EN1047-1, UL 72 Class 125 or NT Fire 017 60/120DIS

The ECB.S and UL tests monitor the internal temperature of the data cabinet until it is completely cooled down during the “soakout” period. Assessing products during this period is essential, since internal temperatures can peak up to six to eight hours after a fire has been extinguished. Such tests ensure that all products are comprehensively tested and, upon passing, will fully protect your data media for the specific time period stated.

  • For document protection, all products must have an appropriate industry standard 30- or 60-minute paper certificate

UL72-Class 350, ECB.S EN 1047-1, EN15659 or NT Fire 017 are acceptable standards for paper document protection.

Standards in brief

StandardsTemperature TestDrop TestPaperData MediaCooling
EN1047-11090’C9.15mS60P(60min)S120P(120min)S60DIS (60minS120D15(120minIncl. the cooling period
UL 721000’C9.15mClass 350(1/2,1,2 hours)Class 125(1/2, 1, 2 hours)Incl. the cooling period
EN15659850’CnoLFS 30P (30min)LFS 60P (60min)No applicationNot tested
NT Fire 017927’Cno60 paper (60min)120 paper (120min)60 diskettes (60min)120 diskette(120min)Not tested
DIN 4102/BS 476Not testedNot testedNot testedNot testedNot tested

Information taken from Chubbsafes – Safes vaults and vault doors

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