EN 1143-1, EN 1143-2 and EN 14450

01.09.2014 | id:297281

The preparation of European standards for burglary protection products falls within the responsibility of the CEN/TC 263 Working Group WG1 "Burglary Resistance".

The following European standards for this product range have been published:

EN 1143-1:2012 "Safes, ATM safes, strongroom doors and strongrooms" – New version of April 2012

On the basis of EN 1143-1 safes, ATM safes, strongroom doors and strongrooms are tested according to their burglary resistance. Depending on the product, the resistance grades reach from 0 (or L) to XIII. The type test distinguishes between complete and partial access ("hand hole").

Within the scope of the UAP (Unique Acceptance Procedure) which was completed on 15 February 2012 with a positive result, the draft of the new version of EN 1143-1 was approved by 16 CEN members.

Bases for ATM safes

The requirements and technical testing criteria for the anchoring test of "fixed bases" for ATMs (tool attack on fixing attachments, requirements and testing criteria for anchoring tests) have been optimised. Besides the fixed
base, ATM safes may also be installed with "flexible bases" in future.

Gas attacks on ATM safes

Considering the rising number of gas attacks on ATM safes and the lack of experience as regards reliable provision of mechanical protection of the ATMs, the new version of EN 1143-1 contains requirements and technical testing criteria for such tests.

Update to new attack methods

Since 2011, the Working Group has worked on a possible revision of the EN 1143-1 series to new attack methods. The aim is to examine and, if and where necessary, to update the tool catalogue in line with the latest technical developments.

EN 1143-2:2001 "Deposit systems (DS)"

During the discussions about EN 1143-2, WG1 found that this European standard must be updated to the latest technical developments. This above all applies to the requirements on cryptography. Therefore, the WG1/WG3 Joint Working Group (JWG) "Cryptography" was set up with the mandate to assess and optimise the requirements on  Cryptography" and its use in deposit systems according to EN 1143-2:2001 as well as high security locks according to
EN 1300.

As part of the discussions within WG1 regarding the further development of EN 1143-2, the structure was optimised in order to avoid any misunderstanding between certification bodies, testing laboratories, manufacturers and users. Furthermore, the methods to be used in the anchoring test of deposit systems (deposit safes and night safes) have been examined and optimised. In addition, an optional test for protection against gas attacks has been defined analogous to EN 1143-1.

The formal vote on this standard has been from 19 September 2013 to 19 November 2013. With 18 positive and 0 negative votes the standard is now accepted. The EN 1143-2:2014 was published on 7 May 2014.

EN 14450:2005 "Secure safe cabinets"

EN 14450 was published in March 2005. This standard contains requirements and technical testing criteria for products with two security levels (S1 and S2) below resistance grade 0 according to EN 1143-1:2012. Secure safe cabinets are above all used in the private sector.

Standardization project – Guideline for filling materials

As rules and regulations for manufacturers and holders of certificates for secure storage units, WG1 has prepared a "Guideline for quality assurance of filling materials" with the following key aspects:

  • Guideline for products for protection against burglary and fire
  • Declaration of Conformity by the manufacturer, no certification basis
  • Framework conditions for company-specific tests of filling materials within the scope of the QM system according to ISO 9001:2008
  • Accreditation according to EN ISO/IEC 17025 of the materials testing laboratory (e.g. the company`s own laboratory) is not absolutely necessary
  • Use of the filling materials guideline for mandatory external tests of filling materials as part of the certification is possible
  • Effective certification guidelines for filling materials of certification bodies accredited according to EN 45011 are not affected by this filling material guideline


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Adomat, Falko
Adomat, Falko