This video is created by the The European Certification Body (ECB) to show people why not to buy cheap, uncertified safes
The European Certification Body (ECB) is a neutral certification body accredited to EN 45011. It issues ECB•S certificates for products of the security industry.

What’s in the video?

  • How easy uncertified safes are easily hacked
  • Stress tests done to certified safes


Fires can occur at all times and can be very devastating. When you give a burglar enough time, he will find a way to open every safe on the planet. Gunnebo offers internationally certified burglary & fireproof safes that will protect your goods as long as possible against heat, flames and burglars.

In fire and burglary proof safes you can store everything that has a value to you, like cash, jewellery, passports, purchase deeds of your new home, marriage pictures and your children’s school diplomas.

Fire and burglary proof safes are protecting your belongings from burglary and fire. Burglary proof certifications range from the lighter labels , up to grade VI and fireproof resistance for 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes for documents.


Certified fireproof safes can be categorised into two categories: protection for documents and protection for data. Safes in both categories are tested by an independent institute. All fire safes are tested at extreme external temperatures of around 1000˚C to simulate the temperatures of a real office fire. The safe must succeed several intense tests to receive the certificate so we can assure appropriate quality.

In fireproof safes you can store everything that has a value to you, like cash, jewellery, passports, purchase deeds of your new home, marriage pictures and your children’s school diplomas.


Do you need protection for office documents, employee files, financial documents or design drawings? Gunnebo has a safe for you!

Gunnebo commercial security safes are ideal for protecting important office documents and assets. Whether you need to store sensitive data, protect cash/valuables such as laptops or mobile phone or private business information from the threat of fire or theft, Gunnebo’s range of premium quality office safes are designed to keep your business safe & secure. With certified strength you can be guaranteed of protection and security.


Meet the Chubbsafes brand evolution: from the origins to a worldwide brand for safes and vaults market.

Why a Chubb security & fire safe is essential for any home or business. Break-ins and home invasions are on the increase. You need to protect your valuables such as cash, jewelry etc. from theft & burglary.
Fires are on the increase due to the increase use of electrical equipment such as power tools, computers, photo copiers, air conditioning, etc. plus a wide range of petrol and gas driven equipment as well as flammable materials in buildings such as plastics, nylon carpets, suspended ceilings just to name a few. Be prepared investing in a premium quality Chubb certified safe.

Chubbsafes for certified strength in burglary and fire protection

Trusted the world over, Chubbsafes is the oldest brand for safes, vaults and vault doors in the world. Chubbsafes combines experience with innovation to create trustworthy products for maximum protection against burglary, fire and explosives. Chubb safes and vaults are rigorously tested by international and independent bodies to guarantee the best protection available. In order to attest to the quality of a certified Chubb safe or vault, an information plate is fixed to the inside of the safe or vault. This provides you with guarantees that the product has been checked by the certifying body.


Unfortunately, there are many cheap safes available in today’s market that although inexpensive to buy they hold very little to no fire or burglary protection. These safes can appear very robust, but the ugly truth is they are usually made of thin sheet metal with pencil thin looking bolts. These safes can literally be forced open within minutes by a burglar using nothing but a common screw driver. Having one of these cheap safes is a gamble as it actually helps the burglar by grouping all your valuables into one easy opening storage box. Make sure you buy a certified burglary & fire protection safe.

Burg Wächter Diplomat Freestanding Safe

The electronic version of the safety cabinet Diplomat

Double protection: The BURG-WÄCHTER safety cabinets Diplomat offer a more than secure storage for your valuables – additionally they are resistant against fire. With that, your valuable belongings are not only optimally protected against burglary but against fire and heat as well. The Diplomat is ideally usable in your business and for the extra security in your home.

This safety cabinet is type tested, ECB•S/VdS supervised and provides certified protection against burglary according to EN 1143-1. The fireproof safe protects your valuables not only from theft; it also gives shelter from heat and fire.

Certified protection from fire and heat
The fire protection safe Diplomat provides a certified shelter from fire according to EN 15659. With this, a protection up to 60 minutes for paper is guaranteed. The walls of the body are filled with a specially designed fire insulation. The special heat insulation with FPC build-up (Fire Protection Concrete) developed by BURG-WÄCHTER inside the body walls and the door, insulates innovatively the safe and its insides.
Security of the Diplomat

  • Type tested and supervised security by ECB•S/VdS
  • Fire resistance grade LFS 60 P
  • Certified protection against burglary according to EN 1143-1
  • Certified protection against fire according to EN 15659 (2009), 60 minutes fire protection for paper

Burg Wächter PointSafe Freestanding Safe

For the light value-protection at home
Tested in the BURG-WÄCHTER test laboratory, the furniture safes of the series PointSafe are especially convenient for the assembly in cabinets, desks or shelves – The compact safe for home use.

Solid construction for basic security.
The solid, one-walled body and the low weight qualify the PointSafe for a convenient use at home. Safely store away cash money, jewellery or in the bigger variants, documents and files.
Sizes P 2, P 3 and P 4 are provided with an adjustable shelf. Versions P 3 and P 4 additionally offer enough space for documents and files.
The double-walled door aggravates an attempt of breaking-open. With the two drillings on the back wall and on the bottom, you can assemble the safe sturdy with the wall and/or the floor, in your cabinet or desk.

The light and compact design of the PointSafe visually adapts to nearly every of your chosen pieces of furniture.

Burg Wächter Karat Freestanding Safe

High-carat object protection: The safes Karat from BURG-WÄCHTER are especially robust and offer a high resistance against forceful opening and therefore a very high value protection..

Resistant design offers highest security
This safety cabinet Karat is ideally equipped against burglary and enormously aggravates an attempt of forceful opening. The body of the domestic safe is three-walled and the outer surface is of flame-cutting protected stainless steel material. Prepared for the wall or floor anchoring, the safe can sturdily be assembled with you walls and/or your floor. This allows an extremely high resistance against a forceful removal attempt. You can find one drilling hole on the back wall and one on the bottom for a most sturdy fixation.

The Karat further provides, due to the fire protection material according to DIN 4102-A1 and a fire fold inside of the body, a solid shelter from fire and heat.

Diplomat Safes Fire Test

The Diplomat fire resistant safes and filing cabinets are constructed from a special new fire protective formula which provides an excellent defense against fire. They have been certified and approved to strict international fire protection standards. That will provide you with guarantees that the Diplomat safe you purchased, has been tested in an extreme fire environment for the prescribed period of time as indicated on the safe. This will assure you of protection of your paper contents should disaster strike unexpectedly.

Diplomat Safes Water Test

Most safes are designed to provide protection against fire & theft only, but the Diplomat has a series of safes that will safeguard your valuable assets from the threat of fire, burglary and water damage.

Diplomat Safes provide the most reliable water protection against threats such as floods or burst water pipes in your home or office, or you are in a flood or fire prone area. Protect valuables and important documents from a disaster happening unexpectedly. Diplomat is a safe you can trust knowing it has been tested and manufactured to international standard in an water environment to confirm their water resistance to give you peace of mind that your valuable assets are safe in the event of a water disaster.

Diplomat Safes Drop Test

Once the Diplomat safe has passed the fire exposure test another Diplomat safe of the same model is subject to a further test carried out for both fire and impact/drop test. This simply means the safe is first tested as per the fire endurance standard then heated to a specified temperature and time. When the safe has met the correct time and heat period, it is instantly removed from the test furnace and elevated to a clear height distance of 30 feet / 9 metres which is then dropped on to a pile of brick rubble on a concrete base. The said height equates to a drop from a third level building. After impact has accured the safe is thoroughly inspected for any signs of damage that would allow heat to penetrate inside the safe. The safe is then returned the furnace for further period of time and temperature. Once the requirements are met, it is then removed and cooled down with a fire hose and opened for examination of the usability of the contents.

Diplomat Safes – Quality Safes for Home & Office

Diplomat’s range of superior quality home & office safes offer both fire & security protection ideal for protecting cash, valuables, documents and computer data. They are designed to provide a defense against burglary attacks using tools such as crow bars, screw drivers, sledge hammers and drills, etc. The Diplomat series of safes are an excellent choice for domestic or commercial applications.


Yale Fire Safes are equipped with many features such as the unique digital security keypad unlike any other on the market today.

Functions include; multiple user codes, code scrambling, one time user codes, and a lock down function just to name a few. Like every Yale quality assured product, the new range of Yale Fire Safes has been designed with your peace of mind in focus. The entire range has been built and thoroughly tested to withstand intense heat and humidity, leaving your most precious documents in good hands.

Two types of highly resistant safe-boxes guarantee a high level of fire resistance protection. The Yale Fire Safes for Documents protects your passports and all precious paper documents. The Yale Data Fire Safe contains an additional “safe within a safe” insulation layer. This protects extra sensitive digital data, whether they are on an external hard-drive, CD ROMs, DVDs or tapes. Visit for more information


Safes can hide and protect your valuables and most treasured possessions from intruders, but they can also protect them in the event of a fire. Household fires can devastate lives and homes but you can protect valuable and personal documents, such as photos, wedding certificates and house deeds with the new range of stylish, electronic Document Fire Safes from Yale.

Yale’s range of Fire Safes are tested to Swedish Standards, in accordance with NT FIRE 017. Here we see a Document Fire Safe being tested in a furnace reaching 860 degrees Celsius. Available in a choice of three sizes, Document Fire Safes can protect their contents from the effects of fire for up to 60 minutes and are suitable for the home or office.

Kaba Safe Locks Auditcon Demo

The totally self-powered (PowerStar™ Technology) Auditcon offers the advantages and convenience of true stand-alone electronic safe access


  • Unique self power technology eliminates temporary lockouts due to dead batteries
  • Can be programmed with a time delay, so the lock cannot be immediately opened
  • The power assist feature provides constant battery power during time delay operations

The model 552 provides advanced features including:

  • Time Window Access
  • Time Lock functions plus a time and date stamped audit trail
  • 400 event audit trail
  • Appropriate to the needs of the customer the locking periods can easily be set with the software and programmed to the lock via Smart Key
  • Available in 3 bolt styles – Swingbolt, Squarebolt and Springbolt
  • Only the Duracell Procell alkaline battery is to be used to power our electronic safe locks

Kaba Safe Locks Axessor Demo

All-in One Flexibility and Versatility
Axessor® is a modular safe lock, which can be networked or used as a stand-alone unit. It can be used wherever organisational flexibility, fast response and increased security are required. Axessor® is part of the successful SL 525 and Questor® family, containing many of the same traits, namely, maximum reliability, ease of use and high performance functionality. The motorised lock with automatic locking mechanism offers the ultimate in lock security plus flexible installation.

Sentry Safe Fire/Water Resistant 1-Hour Safes

For over 80 years, Sentry®Safe has been protecting consumer’s valuables from fire, flood and theft with their reliable and innovative range of chests, files and safes. Sentry®Safe guarantee consumer’s peace of mind with independent testing certifications in fire and water endurance to ensure your Sentry®Safe can withstand exposure to fire and water.

After-Fire Replacement Guarantee: Enjoy peace of mind with Sentry®Safe After-Fire Replacement Guarantee. If your Sentry®Safe product is destroyed in a fire, Sentry®Safe will help you get back on your feet by replacing your fire resistant safe free of charge.