Master Locksmith Association Approved and Essex Trading Standards Emergency Loocksmith. We are a Genuine family Business Not a call centre Based in Halstead also covering Braintree Sudbury and Surrounding villages

Actfast Locksmiths
Halstead Master Locksmith

Master Locksmiths Association

Graham Cooper
Master Locksmith

Call now 01787 477513

Reg No. 002606

Reg No. BWC248

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We offer fast response to: Halstead, Braintree, Witham, Sudbury, Dunmow, Chelmsford, Colchester and surrounding Villages

Commercial Safes

Domestic Safes

Cash Rated Security Safes

Combination Locks
AIS Approved Safes

EN Rated Fire Protection Safes

EN Grade Safe
AIS Approved

Where you see the AIS (Association of Insurance Surveyors) logo on our products you can rest assured that this safe will be given its full rating by all major UK insurers.
 
The badge means that the AIS have been given a copy of the test certificate and have recognised it to be a)valid and b) from a reputable test house. The safe will be listed in their Official Safe List that is used by many insurance companies around the country.  
 
 
Below is a summary of the various standards that safes are tested and certified to  
 
EN14450 (S1 & S2) Safes £2,000 - £4,000
 
EN1143-1 Grade 0-13 
 
Our Services Include
 
Supply and install of Chubb Safes, Rottner Safes, Pheonix Safes, Burton Safes and Churchill Safes
 
Choice of key, electronic or mechanical combination locking safes at most cash ratings
 
Free of charge Surveys and no call out fees.
 
We open, repair and replace Safes of most cash ratings. Graham, a Master Locksmith will answer any questions or concerns you may have and provide a quotation prior to any works commencing.
 
As a Master Locksmith, you can be confident in the quality of our work and our skills and integrity
 
We are also a fully vetted and approved Trader within The Essex County Council Trading Standards Buy With Confidence Scheme.

Key Safes Business & Personal

Key Safes

Gun Cabinets & I.T. Storage

Fire Ratings Explained
 
Many, safes will offer some protection from fire. However, like the cash ratings on a security safe, there are different levels of fire protection. There are European and American standards for fire protection which offer reliable, unbiased opinions on the reliability of a fire safe. These are generally broken down into safes that will protect paper documents and those that will protect computer media. The later is destroyed at a much lower temperature and so a specialist datasafe is required. 

Please note that plate/single walled safes offer very limited protection against fire. You should also be very wary of any models which claim to have in-house tests, rather than official ratings. Any of our safes that have been independently fire tested are clearly labelled as such. 
 
Independent tests for paper documents

EN15659 LFS 30P: 30 minutes fire protection for paper at temperatures of up to 900oC

EN15659 LFS 60P: 60 minutes fire protection for paper at temperatures of up to 900oC

UL 72 Class 350: 60 minutes fire protection for paper at temperatures of up to 900oC

NT FIRE 017 60P: 60 minutes fire protection for paper at temperatures of up to 900ºC

EN1047 60P - Superior 60 minute fire protection for paper at temperatures of up to 900Oc


EN1047 120P Superior 120 minute fire protection for paper at temperatures of up to 900Oc

Independent tests for computer media

EN1047 60D: 60 minutes fire protection for data/computer media at temperatures of up to 900ºC.

EN1047 60D: 90 minutes fire protection for data/computer media at temperatures of up to 900ºC.

EN1047 60D: 120 minutes fire protection for data/computer media at temperatures of up to 900ºC.
AIS Approved Cash Ratings

Where you see the AIS (Association of Insurance Surveyors) logo on our products you can rest assured that this safe will be given its full rating by all major UK insurers. The badge means that the AIS have been given a copy of the test certificate and have recognised it to be a)valid and b) from a reputable test house. The safe will be listed in their Official Safe List that is used by many insurance companies around the country.  
 
Security Safes are generally classified in terms of cash ratings. A cash rating is the level of cover that an underwriter will give to the contents of the safe and can generally be multiplied by 10 times for jewellery or similar valuables. A cash rating is therefore also a very good indication of the security level of the safe, the higher the rating, the more security is offered.
Always check with your insurer prior to purchase.
Below is a summary of the various standards that safes are tested and certified to, along with their equivalent Cash Rating.

EN14450
S1: £2000 Cash Rating
S2: £4000 Cash Rating

EN1143-1
Grade 0: £6000 Cash Rating
Grade 1: £10,000 Cash Rating
Grade 2: £17,500 Cash Rating
Grade 3: £35,000 Cash Rating
Grade 4: £60,000 Cash Rating
Grade 5: £100,000 Cash Rating
Grade 6: £150,000 Cash Rating
Grade 7 - £250,000 Cash Rating
Grade 8 - £400,000 Cash Rating
Grade 9 - £650,000 Cash Rating
Grade 10 - £1,000,000 Cash Rating
Grade 11 - £1,500,000 Cash Rating
Grade 12 – £2,250,000 Cash Rating
Grade 13 - £3,500,000 Cash Rating
Safe Types
Floor Safes
Wall Safes
Fire Grade Safes

Gun Safe Cabinets

Gun Cabinets
Many gun safes sold in the UK are tested to BS BS7558/92, the British Standard for gun safes. The British Home Office recommends that new cabinets should conform to this standard. Glass fronted cabinets are legal in the U.K, providing they meet the same requirements and have no more weak spots than a full steel cabinet.[citation needed] If you do not own a gun safe, according to 'Secure Storage', it is acceptable to remove the firing mechanism from the firearm and store it in a secure container. It is then required that you lock away the rest of the firearm.
Free Standing safes – These stand on the floor and are bolted down either to the floor or the wall. Along with cupboard safes this is the most popular type of safe.

Cupboard safes – These are a smaller type of freestanding safe. Typically located in a cupboard or under the staircase they are fixed to the floor or wall.

Floor safes/Underfloor safes – These are concreted into a hole in the ground. They are more secure in that they are hidden and only the door is susceptible to attack. However, they are expensive and difficult to fit and not as convenient to use as a freestanding safe

Wall Safe – The same as an underfloor safe but located in the wall. They are very reliant on the wall into which they are fitted for their security. If using a wall safe, you must ensure that the wall is thick, secure and not easily accessible from the outside.
Actfast Locksmiths are also Trading Standards Approved. We open locks, supply and install locks to wooden UPVC and Metal doors Insurance advice given with fast emergency response to Halstead Braintree Witham Sudbury Suffolk Great Dunmow Earls Colne Sible Hedingham Gosfield Bures Hadleigh Great Notley Raine Felsted Marks Tey Essex