Notes regarding I.S.R.G. work

The recommendations of the I.S.R.G. are the considered assessment of senior risk managers working with major insurance companies, qualified safe and vault technicians and safe, vault and intruder alarm specification consultants. The work was observed by the Nation Standards Authority of Ireland and The Private Security Authority Of Ireland and assisted by ESSA and ECB-S certification experts.

• All recommended ratings are subject to risk assessment and the appropriate security controls being in place.

• Recommended amounts are for indicative purposes only and are subject to approval by the insurer on a case by case basis.

• Certified deposit safes are only available 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 in accordance with the EN1143-1 specification.

Intruder Alarm Installation

I.S.R.G ratings differ significantly from current U.K. based ratings in that they take into account the installation of an intruder alarm, something that is a common factor for ratings in the rest of Europe but has yet to be addressed in U.K. ratings.

Jewellery Cover

There is also a marked difference in content or jewellery cover. In the U.K. this is recommended at ten times the cash cover. The insurance industry representatives felt that for Ireland this was too high and the rate is more accurately five times the cash rating.

Secure Storage Units

Another significant difference is that after a seminar given by Falko Adomat (ECB-S) on the attack resistance of secure storage units it was the group consensus that certified secure storage units EN14450 (which to date have been sold as “safes” in the Irish market) would no longer have a recommended cover as these units were never intended for anything other than secure domestic or office storage.