In the United Kingdom, safes are often classified into different security levels or “grades” based on their resistance to various forms of attack. These grades are recognized by insurance companies to determine the level of insurance coverage provided for the contents stored in the safe. The grading system commonly used in the UK is known as the Eurograde system, which is based on European standards (EN 1143-1).
The Eurograde system categorizes safes into different levels, ranging from Grade 0 to Grade XIII, with Grade 0 being the lowest and Grade XIII being the highest level of security. Here is an overview of the Eurograde system and the corresponding insurance coverage levels, along with a rough price guide.
Prices vary according to factors such as safe size, locking mechanism and fire rating. For example, a cheaper safe in the Eurograde 0 category may be a small chest type safe, whereas at the upper end of the scale a safe may have fire protection, be from a well respected manufacturer or be a larger model.