Our Accreditations

The most secure key safes in the UK

With over 1 million key safes in operation, we are trusted by blue chip companies globally. We do not, however, rely solely on reputation; all of our products have been attack-tested and accredited by well-recognised certifying authorities.

Keynetics access control systems are LPCB accredited and meet the Police Preferred Specification by Secured by Design. They have been confirmed to be the only commercial grade key safe available in the UK.

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The Police Preferred Specification

Keynetics key safes are accredited by Secured by Design (SBD) through their Police Preferred Specification scheme.

This scheme examines whether products have been tested at certified test facilities and meet relevant security standards to prevent criminal activity. The Police Preferred Specification is accredited by UKAS (the United Kingdom Accreditation Service).

Created in 1989, Secured by Design is the official police initiative, focused on improving the physical security of buildings and the surrounding areas, and reducing crime. It is owned by the UK Police Service and aims to raise standards in security product manufacture.

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LPS1175 by Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB)

LPS1175 is a Loss Prevention Standard, which evaluates physical security products, their design, manufacture, and the actual resistance to unauthorised access.

LPCB is an internationally recognised third party certification organisation, and its Loss Prevention Standards are applied in the Fire and Security sectors around the globe. It is a must-have certification and is often requested by insurance providers.

In order to obtain this certification, Keynetics had to follow a strict procedure, which included product attack-testing and design evaluation, plus a factory production control (FPC) audit.

Once the certificate is obtained, company listing is added to the RedBookLive, a directory of the LPCB accredited companies that is used as a reference and an assurance proof by regulators, specifiers, designers, insurers and end users.

We are continuously undergoing regular audits to ensure that the products we offer meet the required standards.

Keynetics Security Rating Explained

Within the LPS1175 standard, there is a security rating classification, or gradation, to determine the suitability of each product for different applications, such as domestic or commercial.

Keynetics Key safes are the only ones on the UK market to achieve the C1 category  and Security Rating 2, and have been suitable for use on commercial buildings.

The gradation of the LPCB classification uses both letters and numbers:

  • Letters represent tool categories, whereby “A” is light-duty, “B” includes heavier tools and so on;
  • Numbers represent time of uninterrupted attack in minutes during the attack tests.

See an example of the tool category breakdown below:

Category A Tools:

  • Cable cutter
  • Glass cutter
  • Knife
  • Lever (including nail pullers, prybars and utility bars)
  • Screwdriver (6.5mm dia)
  • Universal key
  • Traction screws

Category B Tools:

  • Bolt cutter (350mm)
  • 6V drill/driver
  • Junior hacksaw
  • Metal plate shears (200mm)
  • Pipe wrench (250mm)
  • Screwdriver (14mm dia)
  • Multiple slip joint pliers (250mm)

Category C Tools:

  • Axe (350mm, 1.5kg)
  • Bolt cutter (400mm)
  • 12 V drill
  • Crowbar (700mm, 2.5kg)
  • Fluorocarbon based freeze spray
  • Hacksaw
  • Pad saw
  • Scissor jack





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Keynetics Ltd, Malvern Hills Science Park, Geraldine Road, Malvern, WR14 3SZ