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Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y

 

AiS ( The Association of Insurance Surveyors) 

The Association of Insurance Surveyors is a trade organisation of UK insurance surveyors. This is an accreditation used to distinguish which safes have been approved by the Association of Insurance Surveyors. The AiS is a highly respected and well-known body of individual risk control and reduction experts working in the UK insurance sector, which helps to assure that their approval is highly beneficial when it comes to securing your valued assets. If a safe has been certified/tested to European standards but reputable organisations such as ECB-S, VdS, LPCB, SBSC, CNPP/A2P & IG/ICIM they will give the safes a stamp of approval.

 

ECB-S Certified

ECB-S is a European Certification body and is Europe’s leading safe certification body, it is recognised by all of the UK’s major insurance companies as a trustworthy test certificate.

 

Cash Rating

The cash cover tells you the amount of cash the safe is designed to protect. You may see the terms cash rating, security rating, insurance rating or cash cover these all have the same meaning. The Jewellery cover tells you how much the safe is designed to protect for jewellery, watches or any other valuables. You may see the term valuables rating; this has the same meaning as jewellery cover.

To find the jewellery cover on a safe just times the cash cover on a safe by 10. Cash cover £1,000 times by 10 makes the jewellery cover £10,000. A £1,000 cash cover safe will let you keep up to £1,000 of cash or £10,000 of valuables. It can't hold both for insurance purposes. Your option is to mix the value of cash (e.g. £500) and valuables (£5,000) to maintain the insurance limit.

You can also use the cash rating as a guide to the security level of the safe, the higher the cash rating the more secure the safe is.

 

Jewellery Rating

Jewellery rating is commonly used to indicate the value of jewellery that the insurance will cover over night when stored in a safe. To find the jewellery cover on a safe just times the cash cover on a safe by 10.

 

 

AiS ( The Association of Insurance Surveyors) 

The Association of Insurance Surveyors is a trade organisation of UK insurance surveyors. This is an accreditation used to distinguish which safes have been approved by the Association of Insurance Surveyors. The AiS is a highly respected and well-known body of individual risk control and reduction experts working in the UK insurance sector, which helps to assure that their approval is highly beneficial when it comes to securing your valued assets. If a safe has been certified/tested to European standards but reputable organisations such as ECB-S, VdS, LPCB, SBSC, CNPP/A2P & IG/ICIM they will give the safes a stamp of approval.

 

Anti – Drill plate

An Anti-drill plate is a harden plate that protects the key areas of the safe from drill attacks, this is usually to protect the lock and bolt work.

 

Anti-fish plate.

An anti -fish plate is fitted inside a deposit safe, this is to make it very diffulcult for any unauthorised person to remove and valuables through the deposit section.

 

Audit – Trial

An audit – trial is a feature on some electronic locks which allows the manager see the history of events. These types of locks are normally used for commercial business to help guard against internal fraud.

 

 

Back - Pan

A back pan is a sheet that is fitted to the back of the safe door to hide and protect the bolt work and the locking mechanism.

 

Bolt Work

Bolt work is the mechanism that moves the bolts of the safe.

 

BS 7558

BS7558 is a British standard for gun cabinets.

 

 

Cash Rating

The cash cover tells you the amount of cash the safe is designed to protect. You may see the terms cash rating, security rating, insurance rating or cash cover these all have the same meaning. The Jewellery cover tells you how much the safe is designed to protect for jewellery, watches or any other valuables. You may see the term valuables rating; this has the same meaning as jewellery cover.

To find the jewellery cover on a safe just times the cash cover on a safe by 10. Cash cover £1,000 times by 10 makes the jewellery cover £10,000. A £1,000 cash cover safe will let you keep up to £1,000 of cash or £10,000 of valuables. It can't hold both for insurance purposes. Your option is to mix the value of cash (e.g. £500) and valuables (£5,000) to maintain the insurance limit.

You can also use the cash rating as a guide to the security level of the safe, the higher the cash rating the more secure the safe is.

 

Coffer

A coffer or internal coffer is a separate compartment that is inside the safe with and independent lock.

 

 

Deposit Drawer

A deposit drawer is a a deposit system that can be pulled towards you enter the package and then push forward to close the drawer and for the package in to the safe. Most drawer deposit can be lockable.

 

Deposit Safe

A deposit safe is a safe where you can insert items with opening the safe.

 

Dog Bolts

Dog bolts are fixed bolts on the hinge side door. This is preventing the door from being removed if the hinges are cut off.

 

Drill Protection

Drill protection is the same as anti-drill plates. A plate is a harden plate that protects the key areas of the safe from drill attacks, this is usually to protect the lock and bolt work

 

Drop Test

A drop test involves letting a heated safe fall from a designed height and drop to replicate what would happen if the safe had been located on a first floor level and if the floor burnt away. To pass the test the safe must remain intact with the door shut.

 

Dual Lock(ing)

Dual locking is where the safe has two physical independent locks. On a dual locking safe the lock will not have the same key to unlock the safe.

 

Dual user

A dual user you can find on certain electronic locks or on a dual locking safe. This means that the lock required two different user codes one after the other to open the safe.

 

 

ECB-S

ECB-S is a European Certification body and is Europe’s leading safe certification body, it is recognised by all of the UK’s major insurance companies as a trustworthy test certificate.

 

EFSG

EFSG stands for European Fire & security Group, is a group of independent test and certification bodies who have signed a multilateral agreement to moderate each other’s’ work and ensure that the various European safe standards are applied equally and fairly across the different institutions

 

EN1143-1

Standard for testing and grading the resistance level of cash safes

 

EN1143-2

Standard for testing and grading the resistance level of cash safes with deposit facilities

 

EN14450

Standard for testing and grading the resistance level of safe cabinets for domestic use

 

EN 1300

A European attack test standard for safe locks.

 

EN15659

EN 15659 is a European fire safe standard. This test only covers the protection of paper and is tested from 30 minute and 60 minutes but not computer data.

 

ESSA

A world-wide trade association of safe manufacturers and distributors

 

Euro Grade Safe

Euro grade safes are safe which have been tested and certified to the European standard such as EN 1143-1, EN 1143-2 and EN 114450

 

 

Fire Safe

A fire safe is a safe that is designed to protect the contents from fire damage and maybe water.

 

Fixing bolts

Fixing bolts are what are used to secure the safe in position

 

Fixing holes

Fixing holes are holes that are in the safe so that the safe can be bolted to the floor or wall for the inside and securing in to position.

 

Free Standing safe

A free standing safe is a safe if it is not bolted to a wall or floor and this means its standing free.

 

 

Glass plate

A glass plate is placed to protect the lock, this is a sheet of tempered glass and is attached to certain parts of the relocker. In the event of an attacked and the glass plate is broken this will then trigger the relockers to engage.

 

Graded Safes

Graded safes are the same as a euro grade safes. Which have been tested and certified to the European standard such as EN 1143-1, EN 1143-2 and EN 114450

 

 

Internal Hinges

Internal hinges are placed on the inside of the safe door.

 

 

Jewellery Rating

To find the jewellery cover on a safe just times the cash cover on a safe by 10. Cash cover £1,000 times by 10 makes the jewellery cover >£10,000. A £1,000 cash cover safe will let you keep up to £1,000 of cash or £10,000 of valuables. It can't hold both for insurance purposes. Your option is to mix the value of cash (e.g. £500) and valuables to maintain the insurance limit>

 

 

Key Safe

A key safe is a safe that has been designed to hold keys.

 

 

Lock Out mode

On some electronic locks if the code in input putted incorrectly a number amount of time the lock will then lock you out for a certain amount of time.

 

LPCB

LPCB is the British test and certification body.

 

 

Master Code

The master code is the ultimate access code to an electronic lock.

 

Mechanical combination lock

A mechanical combination lock is a dial operated lock. To enter the code you would have to spin the dial left to right.

 

Multiple User Codes

A multiple user code means that there can be more than one code when entering an electronic lock.

 

 

Override Key

An override key is not the same as a dual locking safe. An override is simply a back up key when the electronic lock fails.

 

Relocker

A relocker is a device hat relocks when the safe has had an attempted breach

 

Rotary Deposit

Rotary deposit is a drum with a cut out section for inserting items in located at the top of the safe.

 

 

Secured by Design

Secured by Design is the official police security initiative that works to improve the security of buildings and their immediate surroundings to provide safe places to live, work, shop and visit

 

 

UL

UL is the underwriters Laboratory is an American test and certification body

 

UL 72

UL 72 is a US fire standard

 

 

V trap

V trap is a deposit system on a safe. The V trap is in a shape of a V meaning when the trap is closed the package will fall in to the safe and close off access to the safe.

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