A guide to safe grading: how does it work?

A guide to safe grading: how does it work?

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If you are looking to purchase a safe, it is important to familiarise yourself with how the safe grading system works. Ensuring you understand the grading system will mean you have the right safe installed in your home and insurance requirements are satisfied. 

How does the grading system work for safes?

Safes undergo rigorous testing and are then graded on a scale of 0 to 7. The higher the grade of safe, the harder it is to attack, but they key is to choose the grade of safe relevant to your collection. 

This grading system makes selecting the right safe much simpler, and if you are going to be storing more valuables than cash, simply multiply the cash rating by 10. We’ve detailed the grading system below so you can make an informed decision on the right safe for you.

  • Grade 0 – valuables rating of £60,000 / a cash rating of £6,000
  • Grade 1 – valuables rating of £100,000 / a cash rating of £10,000
  • Grade 2 – valuables rating of £175,000 / a cash rating of £17,500
  • Grade 3 – valuables rating of £350,000 / a cash rating of £35,000
  • Grade 4 – valuables rating of £600,000 / a cash rating of £60,000
  • Grade 5 –valuables rating of £1,000,000 / a cash rating of £100,000
  • Grade 6 –valuables rating of £1,500,000 / a cash rating of £150,000
  • Grade 7 –valuables rating of £2,500,000 / a cash rating of £250,000

After selecting the grade of safe you require, based on the value of items or cash you will be storing, you will then need to decide on the size of safe that is right for you, as well as the locking mechanism required to open and close safe. The installation location of the safe is also important. Ideally, this will be a secure and convenient position where the safe can be bolted to the floor or wall for added security. If you are unsure on any of these elements, our team will be able to advise you. 

What does a Eurosafe safe mean?

At Premier Alarms, we are members of Eurosafe UK. Eurosafe is the European Committee of Safe Manufactures’ Association, representing the interests of the industry. Being part of Eurosafe means that all our safes have undergone rigorous testing and have been independently certified. Choosing an independently certified safe that meets Eurosafe standards will provide you with complete peace of mind that your valuables are protected.

If you would like any further information on safe grading or would like to speak to our team about the best safe for your home or business, please contact us.

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