Safes FAQs

Welcome to the Securikey safe FAQs section. We have listed our most frequently asked questions but if you have any other questions please contact 01252 311888 and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Q: What is VdS?
A: VdS Schadenverhütung* is the independent, international, accredited and notified testing and certification institution for fire prevention and safety technology as well as for physical and electronic protection against intrusion.

With over a century of experience, VdS inspects and certifies products as well as services for the safety and security industry. All procedures follow standards and rules established by VdS in cooperation with the insurance industry and international organizations.
Every Securikey Euro Grade product is independently approved and certified by VdS, after undergoing a rigorous and exhaustive series of technical and practical tests. This is signified by the issuing and mounting of the appropriate badge.

Q: What locks must my safe be fitted with for it to maintain the VdS rating?
A: This depends upon the type of safe:

  • Euro Grade 0 – a single class 1 lock
  • Euro Grade 1 – a single class 1 lock
  • Euro Grade 2 – a single class 1 lock
  • Euro Grade 3 – two class 1 locks or a single class 2 lock
  • Euro Grade 4 – two class 2 locks
  • Euro Grade 5 – two class 2 locks

Q: Does my safe need fixing to the floor / wall?
A: Any safe less than 1 metric tonne must be fixed to the floor / wall, as per the manufacturers installation instructions.

Q: How far does the rotary deposit trap protrude inside the safe?
A: For Euro Grade and Steel Stor safes, it protrudes 200mm maximum.

Q: Can a Euro Grade safe be supplied left hand hinged?
A: Yes at extra cost and to order only. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Q: Do Euro Grade safes have a rear fixing facility?
A: The rear fixing option is supplied as standard in Euro Grade 1, 2 & 3 safes.

Q: Which Euro Grade safes will accept till drawers?
A: Please measure the till drawer before ordering. However a standard till drawer will fit any Euro Grade safe, with an internal depth of 375mm.

Q: Does Securikey buy old / unwanted safes?
A: No, however one of our Locksmiths / Stockist may be able to assist you.

Q: Does Securikey remove old / unwanted safes?
A: Yes, however there would be a charge involved. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Q: What is the extra depth of a Euro Grade safe for the handle or different locking option?
A: The additional depth is approximately 45mm.

Q: What is the depth of the keypad and handle on Mini Vault Silver & Mini Vault Gold FR?
A: The additional depth is approximately 35mm.


In addition to our ISO 9001 certification, Securikey are also members of Master Locksmiths Association and ESSA. These organisations promote the highest standards within the security industry. The inclusion of the ‘AIS Approved’ logo reinforces the importance of the independent testing.