Yale Certified Safe Professional 520/EG1

(Discontinued 26/04/2021)

Yale Certified Safe Professional 520/EG1

(Discontinued 26/04/2021)

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Yale Maximum Security
49.8Ltr Electronic Professional Safe
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  • Insurance Rating: £2,000 ?
  • Locking: Digital Keypad
  • Automatic door opening
  • Carpeted & interior light
  • 520  350  360 mm
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£243.55
Ref: YSEM/520/EG1
£243.55
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Product Details
Details
The Yale Certified Safe Professional is designed to protect cash and valuables such as jewellery from theft and has a recommended insurance rating of £2,000 cash or £20,000 valuables with a Silver award in the Sold Secure Accreditation** scheme. This home safe is secured by an electronic combination lock including a blue LCD which is powered by 4 x AA batteries (included). For additional peace of mind it is possible to override the electronic lock by a 6 lever high security double bitted key lock (supplied with two keys). The key hole is cleverly concealed behind the Yale Badge.

When the safe door is opened extra bright internal LED lighting reveals a fully felt lined interior and one removable shelf. This safe is also ready prepared for floor or wall fixing via pre-drilled holes in both the back and base of the safe. Fixing bolts are included. This model is also available in 3 smaller sizes.

** Sold Secure Accreditation is a certification scheme, based on attack testing, set up by the Police with the help of the Home Office. It is administered by the Master Locksmiths Association, which works closely with Police and insurance companies.
Dimensions
External
H 520 W 350 D 360 mm
Internal
H 510 W 337 D 290 mm
Door Aperture
H 450 W 290 mm
Weight
30 kg
Volume
49 ltr
† Add 10mm to external depth for keypad.
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Key Features
Insurance Rating*
£2,000 Cash
£20,000 Valuables
Fire Protection
None
Locked By
Digital Keypad
Shelves
1 (removable)
Fixing Holes
Floor & Wall
Fixing Bolts
4 (included)
Manufacturer Warranty
2 Years
Protection
Security Certificate
Sold Secure Silver
Tested by Sold Secure
Digital Keypad
Display
LCD
PIN Qty
1 (user changeable)
PIN Length
3 - 8 digits
Batteries
4x AA (included)
Battery Location
Internal
Backup Entry
Override Key
Time Delay
No
Security & Construction
Locking Bolts
2
Bolt Diameter
22mm
Hinges
Internal
Fixed Hinge Bolts
No
Construction
Steel body and door with with attractive brushed metal handle.
Features
Lever Arch Capacity
4 files
Interior Light
Yes
Carpeted Interior
Yes
Automatic Door
Yes
Extra
Motorised locking bolts open door automatically.
Guides
User Guide
Download
Product File
Download


* It is important to note that the ratings are manufacturer certified and that you must check with your insurer for exact ratings as individual insurer policies do vary.

Reviews [197]
Rated 4.5

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197 Reviews

115%

Recommended
this Product
Ease of Use
Out of 5
4.6
Build Quality
Out of 5
4.4
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MB Verified Customer March 2015
Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5
Recommended

Looked a good safe from the reviews so ordered one. Delivery was very quick and there was no signs on the outer box that showed it was a safe it was of course heavy so be aware. Got it screwed to the floorboards using my own screws and large washers despite fixings supplied. After all that I noticed the nice led lights kept flickering and despite attempts to cure the problem I couldn't so a phone call to safe shop resulted in having to get it replaced. That was done on a day to suit me.

The second safe arrived and was swapped luckily all the holes I had made in the walls and floor accommodated the replacement safe. All worked well now. Set my own number which is 41432678...only kidding it's not but it's an 8 digit code which is good.

Only downside is it won't fit a box file unless you take out the shelf it's a shame the shelf can't be adjustable which many people have said in reviews but obviously no one that matters reads them.

The light stays on for a short time when the door swings open so I bought a battery operated magnetic led light I switch on to give me the light I need.

All in all very happy my things are safe I would recommend to anyone. To safe shop read your reviews and tell Yale what their customers are saying. Sort out that shelf.

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Anonymous Verified Customer December 2011
Rated 4.4 / 5Rated 4.4 / 5Rated 4.4 / 5Rated 4.4 / 5Rated 4.4 / 5
Recommended

The safe was exactly as described - 2mm sheets all round except for the 4mm door and door surround. My impression is that it would take a long time to smash your way in (and smash all the contents) with a sledge hammer. Using an electic grinder to cut around the door bolts may work (of course, I have not tried), but without extreme measures like these, I think this safe should be considered pretty, um, safe. A typical burglar without equipment would not make off with your goodies if they were locked in a properly bolted down safe like this. When delivered, the safe was empty, not full of gold like I hoped.

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Anonymous Verified Customer February 2011
Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5
Recommended

Good capacity.

Very easy to set door code.

Interior light is a nice touch.

Good to have two spare keys instead of just one.

Looks smart.

Well built.

It's heavy.(It's a safe...what do you expect!)

Cannot really find any faults,I'm very pleased with it and would certainly recommend this model.

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Anonymous Verified Customer August 2011
Rated 4.5 / 5Rated 4.5 / 5Rated 4.5 / 5Rated 4.5 / 5Rated 4.5 / 5
Recommended

The light is very helpful.

I like hearing the solid clunk sound as it locks.

Sound on or off option is useful.

Sufficient space for A4 papers, laptops etc.

I wish the display tilted upwards slightly to save me getting on my hands and knees to read the numbers.

The numbers don't always register first time on the keypad. I am unable to push them as quickly as I would like to.

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Mr Eagleson Verified Customer January 2011
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Recommended

Well made, prompt delivery and great service from safe shop.

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Anonymous Verified Customer July 2011
Rated 4.7 / 5Rated 4.7 / 5Rated 4.7 / 5Rated 4.7 / 5Rated 4.7 / 5
Recommended

Its a really good size and excellent value for money

I like the feature of having both a combination lock and an overide key. It would have been so much better if it had 4 locking bolts instead of 2.

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Jeeves Verified Customer June 2011
Rated 4.1 / 5Rated 4.1 / 5Rated 4.1 / 5Rated 4.1 / 5Rated 4.1 / 5
Recommended

Easy to use

Great size for keeping a large laptop

Internal light is useful

Looks good for a safe

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Michael Jarvis Verified Customer August 2017
Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5
Recommended

I ordered the YL-YSM/520/EG1/B Yale Certified Safe Professional which is a fantastic safe that is also aesthetically pleasing.

Delivery was as stated and very well wrapped to protect the safe in the delivery process.

Fitting and operational instructions were simple to understand and easy to follow.

This is an excellent product and would highly recommend to any potential purchaser.

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Anonymous Verified Customer May 2014
Rated 4.6 / 5Rated 4.6 / 5Rated 4.6 / 5Rated 4.6 / 5Rated 4.6 / 5
Recommended

For me, and out of all the different makes and models I looked at, this safe represented the best compromise between security, ease of use and cost. The styling is simple and modern, with attractive blue backlighting on the display and a useful internal light. It is also very easy to use - similar to most hotel safes. Installation was straightforward: We could choose between fixing it to the floor or to the back wall, or both. We were also comforted by the Yale brand - one with decades (centuries?) of development history behind it and a company that will be in business for decades to come. If you're weighing up which size of safe to go with, my advice would be to choose a larger size, assuming you have room: The difference in price is relatively small for the extra space, and you never know when you might need it.

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Anonymous Verified Customer July 2013
Rated 4.4 / 5Rated 4.4 / 5Rated 4.4 / 5Rated 4.4 / 5Rated 4.4 / 5
Recommended

Good size to store range of items including laptops if placed vertically. Would have preferred 3 bolts rather than 2, but can't argue for the price.

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Anonymous Verified Customer June 2020
Rated 3.8 / 5Rated 3.8 / 5Rated 3.8 / 5Rated 3.8 / 5Rated 3.8 / 5
Recommended

Good value for money piece (when it arrived and it was very delayed!) The 1 shelf is poorly positioned for my needs but possibly works for others. It would be good if it were a little more flexible.

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Brian Verified Customer May 2020
Rated 4.6 / 5Rated 4.6 / 5Rated 4.6 / 5Rated 4.6 / 5Rated 4.6 / 5
Recommended

Great little safe good Finnish and strong welded steel plate nice touches like the felt lining and felt covered shelf also has LED lights.

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Jamcl Verified Customer May 2020
Rated 4.6 / 5Rated 4.6 / 5Rated 4.6 / 5Rated 4.6 / 5Rated 4.6 / 5
Recommended

The Yale Certified Safe Professional 520A is a good spacious safe with keys, keypad and interior shelf. The key pad is relatively easy to set, open and close. The safe was bought for our home use to store a fireproof bag with important documents etcetera.

The safe has to be secured / fixed to the floor or wall. 4 bolts are provided which are a bit tricky to tighten up under the floorboards. There should be more specific information on installation provided. Apart from the tricky bolt process I am very happy with this safe and it is good value for money.

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Anonymous Verified Customer April 2020
Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5
Recommended

Arrived promptly and well packaged. Looks good and internal light a nice feature

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Anonymous Verified Customer April 2020
Rated 4.6 / 5Rated 4.6 / 5Rated 4.6 / 5Rated 4.6 / 5Rated 4.6 / 5
Recommended

A well made safe and good value for money.

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Bennett Verified Customer April 2020
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Recommended

I wanted to write it does exactly what it says on the tin but then that would be inaccurate. This is a sturdy, strong unit that has professional build quality stamped through it. Easy to secure, use bringin with it a confidence. I have attached hooks, the sticky backed ones to store keys and that would be a thought when manufacturer improvements are designed. Love the internal light too as the previous safe had none. To sum up. Great value for money. Speedy delivery, well packaged and does exactly what it says on the leaflet. Keeps precious things totally safe. Thanks.

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Ed Verified Customer April 2020
Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5
Recommended

Great safe, to install and easy to use and a perfect size! Delivery was quick and painless as well :)

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ROY Verified Customer March 2020
Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5
Recommended

I have just replaced my old NUTOOL safe of similar dimensions because of problems with the battery operated mechanism. Well impressed with the YALE safe. I would have preferred options for another shelf. The existing shelf is high up in the safe not allowing me personally to store files. Other people may store bulky objects so that would not be a problem. Compared with the other safe of similar price, the YALE safe seems stronger, and importantly, the hinges are much better as is the battery operated mechanism. For me, the fixing bolts are perfect for brick and concrete. but I have interior walls made of blocks of fine dust. I used 3'' long plastic rawlplugs and coach bolts-perfect.

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Anonymous Verified Customer March 2020
Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5
Recommended

Great safe for our office use, looks nice, easy to install and use plus great value for a branded product.

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Anonymous Verified Customer February 2020
Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5
Recommended

Nice safe

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FAQs [26]

FAQs (26)

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What happens if the batteries run out of power. Would that mean that the pin number you have used would not work and you would not be able to gain access?
Bob, London
If the batteries run flat the PIN number is retained in the memory but the keypad will not work. You should open the safe using the override key so that you can insert new batteries on the inside of the safe door. Once the batteries are fitted you can use the safe with the PIN you originally set up.
Anthony N
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I have purchased a Yale Certified Safe from you, can you advise if it is OK to bolt freestanding on a wall using bolts supplied, or does it need to be supported?
Anonymous
If installing to a wall we would recommend that the safe be supported by a shelf or plinth to distribute the weight of the unit. Should the weight be focused entirely on the fixing bolts they may eventually fail and cause damage to the wall itself.
Phil R
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What is the steel thickness of the door and the rest of the body?
Andy, Leicester
The thickness of the door is 6mm and the body is 2.5mm.
John W
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Before I buy this product I'm wondering if I can fit it inside my bedroom cabinet? I'd fix it to the base of the cabinet which is of wood construction and sits on floorboards. There is no void between the cabinet and the floor boards. Will the bolts suffice? Also will they lock in place? I could also fix on to the back wall at the same time but I believe the back is of plaster board than a void before it goes into breeze block. Is this possible?
Anonymous
Ideally the Yale certified range needs to be installed into either solid concrete/brick or wooden support joists to allow the 4x 70mm fixing bolts to be fully secured. I would not advise bolting the unit into plaster or breeze block as this could cause damage to the walls.
Tom W
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The cash and valuables rating: are these still applicable if the safe is installed by myself? Presumably these ratings are what my home insurance provider will uphold for that particular safe?
Anonymous
The security ratings on this safe would still be applicable if you were to install this yourself, providing the safe is installed as per the manufacturer instructions. The cash and valuables rating is an indication of what an insurance company would cover in the event the safe was broken into or stolen.
Phil R
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Can this item or any item in the series be fixed inside a closet, fixed to the floor of the closet which is wood? I think this provides extra security and no need to cut carpet etc. Can you also please tell me the length of the bolts needed.
Avis, London
The Yale certified range are designed to be installed ideally into a solid concrete floor or brick wall. Fixing to wood is generally not recommended, especially if the wood is relatively thin. However, if you have no other alternative it is certainly better than no fixing fixing at all. If you fix to the floor of the closet I would advise trying to secure through the closet and into the floor joist. The length of the bolts supplied are 60mm, but they are not designed for timber so would need to be replaced with heavy duty timber screws.
Tom W
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I would like to wall fix my safe and I would like to understand if your shop can do it for me? If not, who should I ask?
matteo, london
This safe does not have the option for a delivery and install service. The safe is supplied with the fixings and there are pre-drilled holes in the base and back of the unit so you could install this yourself, alternatively an engineer or local tradesman should be able to carry out the installation for you. We do have safes of this level that do offer an installation service such as the Chubbsafes Water 30E should you wish to consider this.
Phil R
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How many PIN codes can I set up to open this safe?
Hernan
The Yale Certified Safes by Yale have the facility to set up 2 codes; a user code and a master code. Please refer to the Yale Certified Safes User Guide to see how to do this.
Jonathan P
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What is the length and diameter of the fixing bolts for this safe?
BSJ1, Wales
This safe is supplied with 4 fixing bolts which are 65mm in length and have a 10mm diameter.
Phil R
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Can you tell me the dimensions of the door?
Dave, Billericay
The door dimensions on this unit are H 450mm x W 290mm.
Phil R
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