All Rottner certified articles are tested for durability and optimum functionality by Europe’s most recognized test houses and institutes to ensure that the security articles fulfil all expectations and meet the highs insurance standards. They are submitted to test with extreme resistance requirements against fire, burglary, firearms and/or explosives.
The certification procedure of the European Certification Body is based on three parts. All three together ensure that the certified product characteristics are in accordance with the European standards
The certification procedure comprises:
Type test and certification
The type test carried out at the recognized laboratories of European Certification Body and the certification are exclusively based on the requirements of the relevant European standard. Over and above that, no other requirements need to be met.
The type test and certification are above all based on the following European standards:
Safes, ATM safes, strong room doors and strong rooms
Secure safe cabinets
Data cabinets and diskette inserts
Data rooms and data containers
The European Certification Body (ECB) is a neutral certification body accredited to ISO/IEC 17065. It issues ECB•S certificates for products of the security industry
Pursuant to its guiding principle “Quality provides Security”, the European Certification Body with its ECB•S certification mark guarantees maximum security properties to European standards. At present, there are approximately 1000 valid ECB•S certificates in the global security market. For the user, it offers maximum security in investment decisions. For the insurance industry, it is a reliable and objective basis for risk calculation and the resulting insurance grading.
In 1992, the European Certification Body (at that time, still named: Forschungs- und Prüfgemeinschaft Geldschränke und Tresoranlagen e.V. - FuP, later European Security Systems Association e.V.) was accredited as certification body according to EN 45011 (today ISO/IEC 17065). The responsible accreditation body now is DAkkS Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH. FuP was founded as a certification body for security products in 1967 already. As a consequence, the European Certification Body has more than 40 years of experience in the testing and certification of security technology.
Burglary resistance products:
Fire resistance products
Burglar resistant construction products
To provide the appropriate level of protection, the products are tested to comply with the latest industry standards. Within a test, there are single product features tested, and not only the safe as such:
Safes and vaults are awarded a Grade for burglary resistance. The grading system is important as the contents of a safe will only be insured for the correct value if the safe carries the appropriate grade.
Rottner Security products meet the conditions of the following European standards:
|Grade S1 and Grade S2
|Safes and Vault Doors
|From Grade 0 to Grade XIII
|From Grade I to Grade IV
|From Class A to Class D
Rottner security solutions are also compression tested and fire-resistant products are given thermal resistance tests in extreme temperatures to simulate the conditions of a real fire. 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. 50°C) and documents (e.g. 170°C) deteriorate differs according to the item protected. Fire-resistant products are certified in accordance with the standards in the table below.
The temperature at which data media (e.g. 50°C) and documents (e.g. 170°C) deteriorate differs according to the item protected. In order to fully protect data media, industry standards indicate that products should carry ECB•S EN 1047-1, UL 72 Class 125 or NT Fire 017 60/120 DIS.
|EN 1047-1 Document (P or Paper)
|S 60 P (1 hour), S 120 P (2 hours)
|Digital Media (DIS or Diskette)
|S 60 DIS (1 hour), S 120 DIS (2 hours)
|EN 15659 Document (Paper)
|LFS 30 P (1/2 hour), LFS 60 P (1 hour)
ECB•S-certified safes provide customers with a guarantee of consistently high quality and demonstrable security. This is down to the fact that the ECB•S certificate provides information about the security aspects that have been tested, such as:
Another advantage is that insurance companies recognize ECB•S-certified safes with guaranteed insurance amounts and/or favourable insurance premiums.
Years of experience
The ECB dates back to what was once known as the FuP (or ‘Forschungs- und Prüfgemeinschaft Geldschränke und Tresoranlagen e. V.’), which was founded in 1967. This gives it over 40 years of experience when it comes to providing security classifications for safes and secure storage units. As a neutral certification body, the ECB’s certification board is made up of equal numbers of people representing users, the insurance industry and the manufacturer.
The cooperation partners of the ECB include VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH, which tests the safes in terms of their anti-burglary protection, and Braunschweig University of Technology’s material testing institute, which carries out the most rigorous fire testing procedures on safes.