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The European Certification Body – Competence in certification matters

The European Certification Body (ECB) is a neutral certification body accredited to ISO/IEC 17065. It issues ECB•S certificates for products of the security industry.

Pursuant to its guiding principle “Quality provides Security”, the European Certification Body with its ECB•S certification mark guarantees maximum security properties to European standards. At present, there are approximately 1000 valid ECB•S certificates in the global security market. For the user, it offers maximum security in investment decisions. For the insurance industry, it is a reliable and objective basis for risk calculation and the resulting insurance grading.

In 1992, the European Certification Body (at that time, still named: Forschungs- und Prüfgemeinschaft Geldschränke und Tresoranlagen e.V. - FuP, later European Security Systems Association e.V.) was accredited as certification body according to EN 45011 (today ISO/IEC 17065). The responsible accreditation body now is  DAkkS Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH. FuP was founded as a certification body for security products in 1967 already. As a consequence, the European Certification Body has more than 40 years of experience in the testing and certification of security technology.


The European Certification Body certifies the following products of the security industry:

Burglary resistance products

  • Secure safe cabinets
  • Safes
  • ATM safes
  • ATM bases
  • Strongroom doors
  • Strongroom walls
  • Deposit systems
  • High security locks


Fire resistance products

  • Light fire storage cabinets
  • Data cabinets
  • Diskette inserts
  • Data rooms
  • Data containers


Burglar resistant construction products

  • Burglar resistant doors
  • Burglar resistant windows
  • Mechanical security equipment
  • Bullet resistant doors
  • Bullet resistant windows