Choosing the right
Safe for you

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There are many models of security safes for you to choose from and if you have a special requirement, such as an insurance stipulation, it’s important you choose the right safe.

Step 1. Decide what you want to keep safe.

Safes are perfect for keeping cash, valuables, documents and irreplaceable items protected.

Step 2. Decide what you want the contents to be protected from.

Safes are designed to protect its contents from theft and some also provide protection from fire and water. Look out for the protection icons to help you decide what to choose.

Step 3. What size do you need?

We know customers fill their safes very quickly, so it’s always best to choose a model with a large enough capacity to protect everything you need.

Step 4. Need a Safe with an insurance rating?

Make sure you check with your insurance provider the model you choose has the appropriate rating before ordering.

Step 5. Ask us for help.

If in doubt, please call your local De Raat Dealer or go online at

Security (Insurance) Rating

This indicates the amount of cash and valuables that can be expected to be covered by the insurance underwriters when items are locked in a safe which is secured in an appropriate way.

However, depending on the security measures taken at the location where the safe is installed, insurance underwriters are at liberty to decide on a different level of cover to those indicated here.

The Association of Insurance Surveyors approve all safes that meet ECB-S certification, look for the AiS logo to help identify those safes.


De Raat is a member of ESSA. The
European Security Systems Association,
is an independent institute which claims to provide clear and uniform test methods, standardisation and certification of safes lock and test institutes.

The ESSA certified products display a blue ECB-S label, on this label you can find the most important features of the safe; to which standard it has been tested, the certificate number; the resistance grade, the weight and the year of fabrication. This ECB-S certificate can be found on the inside of the door and offers the buyer the reassurance that the safe complies with the highest European standards.

Eurograded safes

These safes are formally tested security safes certified by the European Standard which is used to grade burglary resistant safes. Eurograde safes are tested according to EN 1143-1 by independent test institutes. Tests at these institutes for burglary resistance are carried out by very experienced and qualified testers with the relevant knowledge and skills.  The results of their attempts to open the safes are translated into Resistance Units (RU) and the tools used and the time taken to open the safe are taken into account. The results are used to determine the correct grade for the safe.

Classification Insurance Rating Valuables Rating
Euro Grade 0 £6,000 £60,000
Euro Grade 1 £10,000 £100,000
Euro Grade 2 £17,500 £170,500
Euro Grade 3 £35,000 £350,000
Euro Grade 4 £6,000 £60,000
Euro Grade 5 £60,000 £600,000
Euro Grade 6 £100,000 £1,000,000
Euro Grade 7 £150,000 £1,500,000

Burglary certification according to EN 14 450 (Security level 1 and 2)

In 2005 a new European standard was developed to classify lighter, burglary resistant safes, those more suitable for light business or domestic use.  The labels S1 and S2 are displayed on the inside of the door and insurers require that the safe is well anchored to a wall or the floor to benefit from the insurance rating.  These are also called Security level 1 and 2.

Note: All safes weighing less than 1000 kg must to be fixed to the floor properly or this may invalidate your insurance cover. De Raat can provide a bolt-down service on request.

Classification Insurance Rating Valuables Rating
Security level 1 (S1) £2,000 £20,000
 Security level 2 (S2) £4,000 £40,000,/td>

Note: All safes weighing less than 1000 kg must to be fixed to the floor properly or this may invalidate your insurance cover. De Raat can provide a bolt-down service on request.

Tip: Always check that your own insurance provider approves of the insurance rating suggested for the safe you have chosen before making your purchase.

Local factors can lower the insured value, but other circumstances may also raise the cash cover.

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