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The Importance of Made in Britain Safes

12th April 2023

When it comes to protecting valuable items or sensitive information, investing in a high quality safe is essential. But with so many available options, it can take time to figure out where to start. One option that’s worth considering is a safe made in Britain.

Here are some reasons why:

Quality and Reliability

One of the key benefits of choosing a safe made in Britain is the quality and reliability of the product. British manufacturers are often known for their attention to detail and commitment to producing high quality goods. When you purchase a British made safe, you can be confident that it has been built to a high standard using top quality materials.


British safes are often tested and certified to meet rigorous standards. Independent certification organisations such as The European Fire and Security Group (EFSG), The European Certification Body (ECB-S), and The Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB), who are part of the BRE, test and certify safes to a specific grade depending on the level of burglary resistance that they provide. Each safe will have a certification badge indicating where it was certified and what grade it achieved. Insurance companies around the world recognise these certifications. When you choose a certified safe, you can be sure it will provide the high level of protection you need.

Supporting the Local Economy

Choosing to buy a safe made in Britain has a ripple effect on the economy and the wider community. By supporting British made products, you are helping to sustain jobs in the manufacturing sector and contribute to the growth of the economy. This can have a positive impact on the local community by providing more job opportunities, keeping money within the country, and promoting a sense of pride in British-made goods. Choosing to buy a safe made in Britain not only benefits you and your valuables but also contributes to the greater good of the country and its people.

Customisation Options

Another advantage of choosing a British made safe is the customisation options available. British manufacturers often offer a range of customisation options, from the size and shape of the safe to the type of locking mechanism used. This means you can tailor the safe to your specific needs and ensure it meets all your requirements.

Environmental Considerations

Finally, choosing a safe made in Britain can be a more environmentally friendly option. British manufacturers often commit to sustainable manufacturing practices, which can help reduce the impact on the environment. Additionally, choosing a local manufacturer can help to reduce the carbon footprint associated with transportation.

In conclusion, investing in a safe made in Britain can be an excellent option for those looking for a high quality, reliable, and customisable safe that meets rigorous safety standards. It can also be a way to support the local economy and contribute to sustainable manufacturing practices.

About SMP Security

We’re proud to be the number one safe manufacturer based within the UK, highlighting the craftsmanship of our Made in Britain products. Throughout the manufacturing process, we uphold the high quality set through independent testing and certification in line with both British and European standards.

We are members of the British Safe and Vault Trade Association and the Master Locksmiths Association. All of our high security products are manufactured in line with the approval of the Association of Insurance Surveyors (AiS).

With 45 years of experience in the manufacturing industry and over 40 years of experience in making safes, we at SMP Security have gained vast knowledge and expertise in providing customized security solutions to businesses, banks, jewellers, and residential homes.

The magic happens at our Telford facility, where we design and manufacture exceptional security solutions. Telford, which is recognized as an important location for The Industrial Revolution and known as ‘The Birthplace of Industry’, has been our home since SMP Security was founded in 1974. We take pride in being a Made in Britain company and contributing to the economic growth of the town.

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