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Genuine Certified Deposit Safes

Posted by   Alan Donohoe Redd
13 Aug 2018
Deposit Safes
Deposit Safes are an essential element for any large cash flow retail business. Unfortunately they are also the primary safe type where the majority of misinformation and fraud occurs.

Genuine Certified Deposit Safes

Genuine certified deposit safes are given the certification EN1143-2 or EN1143-2D as distinct from EN1143-1 which is only used for a safe certified without a deposit facility.

If your deposit safe does not display this cert or has no badge inside its door it's not a good sign, if it's a new safe, it's not certified and you may be entitled to a refund.

Remember a certification badge must be one awarded by an accedited European testing house to be valid.

Certified Safes Ireland™ will be happy to check any suspicion you may have regarding a deposit safe you may already own or to assist you in finding the right safes to suit your needs and business. We will even check the credentials of a safe you have been offered by another supplier free of charge.

Deposit safes grades and cash covers: (Cover only applies to recognised European certification)

Grade 1 - U.K. £10,000 / Ireland €12,500
Grade 2 - U.K. £17,500 / Ireland €25,000
Grade 3 - U.K. £35,000 / Ireland €50,000
Grade 4 - U.K. £60,000 / Ireland €90,000
Grade 5 - U.K. £100,000 / Ireland €150,000

A Warning On Pneumatic Tube Cash Transfer

Pneumatic deposit systems are highly unsecure and have no certification. In testing capsules have been removed from these units in seconds.

Many of these units will appear with a certification badge EN1443-1 on their door. This badge applied to the safe before it was modified and would be removed by a reputable safe company or dealer.

In the case of the pneumatic tube or capsule deposit, because a hole has been cut into the safe (usually around 65mm) the safe certification couldn't possibly be still valid as the barrier material has been extensively breached. It is only the very ignorant or dishonest who will assert otherwise.

There's nothing to stop an insurance company giving a cash cover on an uncertified unit but this would have to be based on a risk assessment where all the facts are made available to the insurer. This is rarely the case so unless the insurer is aware of the fact the safe is uncertified, the insurance is technically void if there is a loss.

When it comes to insurance it is the policy holder's responsibility to see that all details regarding a safe, strong room or vault are correctly submitted.