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Insurance Certified Safes And Vaults

Alan Redd

Buying a safe or vault is an investment so treat it like any investment and seek professional, qualified advice and standards.

 

Qualifications

There are plenty of web sites, companies and individuals in the market who have no hesitation in calling themselves safe and vault experts if it helps sales but why is it important that you get advice and equipment from a qualified technician or consultant?

The answer is simple, because insurance companies insure your safe or vault based on the information you give them. In the event of a robbery a claim can be declared void if is found that this information is incorrect. In our experience if a claim is declared void, or reduced significantly, the fault is nearly always with the information provided to the insurance company by the client or the safe or vault supplier.

As the risk in the goods usually passes to the client who purchases the safe or vault, the supplier can't usually be held liable unless they state something which is not true.

To be fair to the insurance industry, it is not their responsibility to ensure you buy from qualified professionals. Always ask for and check vendors qualifications.

 

Qualified Advice You Can Trust.

 

Safes Ireland™ managing consultant Alan Donohoe Redd. M.Sec.I.I has been in the business of safe and vaults for over 30 years having worked with major organisations within banking, law enforcement and defense in Ireland, UK, Europe and the Middle East .

Alan is an Extraordinary Member of ESSA, a member of the Security Institute Of Ireland and the only Irish representative on the European Union's CEN Committee 263 dealing with drafting new European standards for safes, vaults and related locking systems. .

Alan has also been sitting on the the Private Security Authority Of Ireland Working Group for a new licensing requirement for suppliers and installers of safes due to be launched in 2017. Alan was specifically asked to advise on European standards for safes, vaults, associated certified locking systems and insurance requirements.

Alan is chairman of the Irish Safes Ratings Group, an expert group of senior risk managers, safe and vault technicians and regulatory bodies that was established in 2016 to make and periodically update recommended insurance ratings related to the overnight cash cover for certified safes, strong rooms and secure cabinets for the Republic Of Ireland. The groups work is observed by The National Standards Authority Of Ireland, The Private Security Authority, The European Security Systems Association and assisted by the ECB-S.

Alan is a longstanding distributor for Sargent And Greenleaf (Switzerland), Wertheim Safes (Austria) and Kaso Security (Finland). Alan is also involved in project development with IC Service And Maintenance a specialist CCTV, alarm, access control and electrical integration company based in Park West in Dublin.

 

 

Irish Safe Ratings.

Alan Redd

I.S.R.G. safe ratings take into account the installation of an Intruder Alarm which is a common practice for setting these recommendations across Europe. This results in two set of recommendations one with and one without a monitored intruder alarm installed.

  • Recommended amounts are for indicative purposes only and are subject to approval by the insurer on a case by case basis
  • Certified deposit safes only in grade 1 to 5 and display the certification EN1143-2. Any other mark not accepted
  • Certified safes with a weight of <1.000 kg must be anchored at the place of installation
  • NA – Not advised
  • PA – Prior approval recommended – It’s necessary to discuss this cover in detail with your insurance company as it falls outside normal recommendations
  • I.A.S.   Intruder alarm system

Safe cabinets, safes, ATM safes, ATM bases, strongrooms (doors and walls) and deposit systems European Standards EN 1143-1, EN 1143-2 and EN 14450.

Secure Cabinet

Grade     Certification       Cash Cover In Ireland with I.A.S.       U.K. Cash Cover       Classification      
S1 EN 14450 N.A. €2,500 Secure Cabinet
S2 EN 14450 N.A. €5000 Secure Cabinet

 

Secure Storage Units, ATMs, Safes & Strongrooms

Grade       Certification       Cash Cover In Ireland with I.A.S.       U.K. Cash Cover       Classification      
0 EN 1143-1 €7,500 £6000 Secure Storage
1 EN 1143-1 €12,500 £10,000 Secure Storage
2 EN 1143-1 €25,000 £17,500 Secure Storage
3 EN 1143-1 €50,000 £35,000 Secure Storage
4 EN 1143-1 €90,000 £60,000 Secure Storage
5 EN 1143-1 €150,000 £100,000 Secure Storage
6 EN 1143-1 Prior approval required £150,000 Secure Storage
7 EN 1143-1 Prior approval required £250,000 Secure Storage
8 EN 1143-1 Prior approval required £400,000 Secure Storage
9 EN 1143-1 Prior approval required £650,000 Secure Storage
10 EN 1143-1 Prior approval required £1000,000 Secure Storage
11 EN 1143-1 Prior approval required £1,500,000 Secure Storage
12 EN 1143-1 Prior approval required £2,250,000 Secure Storage
13 EN 1143-1 €5.25M £3,500,000 Secure Storage

 

Deposit Systems

Grade       Certification       Cash Cover In Ireland with I.A.S.       U.K. Cash Cover       Classification      
1 EN 1143-2 €12,500 £10,000 Deposit System
2 EN 1143-2 €25,000 £17,500 Deposit System
3 EN 1143-2 €50,000 £35,000 Deposit System
4 EN 1143-2 €90,000 £60,000 Deposit System