Protect hazardous substances and work areas from unauthorised access

Companies working with hazardous materials are not only responsible for safely storing and handling them, but also for protecting them against unauthorised access.

With suitable access restrictions in place you not only ensure that external interference (such as theft or tampering) is made more difficult, but you also prevent employees who have not received appropriate training from gaining access to hazardous substances or sensitive work areas.

Which technical protective measures are possible?

At DENIOS we offer a number of solutions for controlling the access to storage and work areas, starting with our technical room systems. 

Technical Room Systems:
With extensive equipment options for added safety

Our technical room systems are equipped as standard with burglar protection up to resistance class RC 4 according to DIN EN 1630. In addition, you can choose from a wide range of optional monitoring technology with the appropriate components to make your system even safer. This includes:

  • Intrusion detection systems
  • Video surveillance
  • Access control (mechanical locking systems as well as access systems via fingerprint or transponder)

Important: When storing flammable substances, the explosion protection must also be taken into account.

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The European standard series DIN EN 1627 ff "Burglar resistance" describes a classification of hazardous areas as well as the technical requirements for a system resulting from the individual test procedures of the series of standards (EN 1628 to EN 1630). In detail, the different test methods are described as follows:

EN 1628: Test method for the determination of resistance under static load. By applying static loads, compressive forces are generated and thus basic strengths are tested.

EN 1629: Test method for determination of resistance under dynamic load. With a shock body loads are simulated analogous to a kick or shoulder throw.

EN 1630: Test methods for determining resistance to manual burglary attempts which are adjusted under laboratory conditions.


Resistance Class Resistance Time Maximum total test time Offender type and behaviour
RC 1 N Basic protection against attempts to break up with physical violence (mainly vandalism)
RC 2 N 3 Minuten


15 Minutes


Occasional offenders - additional use of simple tools such as screwdrivers, pliers and wedge (standard window glass)
RC 2 3 Minutes 15 Minutes Occasional offenders - additional use of simple tools such as screwdrivers, pliers and wedge (from this class, safety glazing according to EN 356 is required)
RC 3 5 Minutes 20 Minutes Habitual offenders - additional use of a second screwdriver and a cow's foot
RC 4 10 Minutes 30 Minutes Experienced perpetrator - additional use of Säre- and striking tools such as ax, chisel, hammer and chisel and a cordless drill
RC 5 15 Minutes 40 Minutes Experienced perpetrator - additional use of power tools such as drill, jigsaw or saber saw and angle grinder (maximum disc diameter 125 mm) - Glazing must survive the direct attack during the test
RC 6 20 Minutes 50 Minutes Experienced perpetrator - additional use of more powerful power tools such as a drill, jigsaw or saber saw and angle grinder (maximum disc diameter 230 mm) - Glazing must withstand the direct attack during the test

But if you do not need a large warehouse, our storage solutions for smaller quantities of hazardous materials also provide safe protection against unauthorised access: Our safety cabinets, hazardous material depots and gas cylinder cages are equipped with locking systems as standard. You will also find door guards and electronic door locks for retrofitting, as well as key boxes for the safekeeping of existing keys in our online shop.

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