Safe Ratings And European Standards
In order to be valid in the E.U. any certification you see on a safe or vault must be awarded by a certification body that has European accreditation according to EN45011 or the new ISO/IEC 17065:2012 standard.
This accreditation is confirmation of competence according to ISO/IEC 17065:2012 to carry out the certification of the specific security products listed on the cert in accordance with the relevant European standards.
There are many “certification marks” in the European market that have no such accreditation. There is nothing wrong with a manufacturer or an individual creating a certification mark or grade and using it on their products, but as a non accredited certification, it has no legal basis under CEN European Standards. The purpose of such a “certification” mark is open to question and can often mislead.
All certified safes tested to the EN1143-1 (non deposit) or EN1143-2 (deposit) standard are tested as they were manufactured and are certified once the test is complete to their proven level of resistance.
Once a test certificate has been issued for a particular product only very minor alterations may be permissible such as a lock upgrade or an alarm cable track.
Any physical alterations to the unit such as suction tube, capsule deposit, rotary deposit drum or envelope slot will make the EN1143 certification void for insurance purposes.