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Vault doors/Modular Vaults/Lock UL Standards

Updated: Dec 27, 2019

UL 608 Burglary Resistant Modular Vaults and Vault Doors

1 Scope

1.1 These requirements cover vault doors and vault modular panels (for use in the construction of vault floors, walls, and ceilings) of the type intended for use in financial institutions, commercial, industrial and mercantile properties, and the like, and that are relied upon to protect the contents from burglary attack.

1.2 These requirements are intended to establish the burglary resistant rating of vault doors and modular panels according to the length of time they withstand attack by common mechanical tools, electric tools, cutting torches, or any combination of these means. The ratings based on the networking time to effect entry are as follows:

a) Class M - 1/4 hour. b) Class 1 - 1/2 hour. c) Class 2 - 1 hour. d) Class 3 - 2 hours.

1.3 These requirements do not cover attacks with the burning bar (thermal lance) or explosives.

UL 680 Standard for Emergency Vault Ventilators and Vault-Ventilating Ports

1 Scope

1.1 These requirements cover emergency vault ventilators and vault-ventilating ports for installation in a wall.

1.2 Emergency vault ventilators are intended to provide fresh air to persons locked in the vault by accident or during a robbery.

1.3 Vault-ventilating ports are intended for connection to an outside ventilating system that provides circulating air while the vault is open.

1.4 These requirements are intended to evaluate the integrity of electrical wiring and components and to establish burglary resistant ratings. The ratings, based on the networking time to effect entry, are as follows:

a) Class M - 1/4 hour b) Class 1 - 1/2 hour c) Class 2 - 1 hour d) Class 3 - 2 hours

1.5 When installed in either a vault door or modular panel that complies with the requirements in the Standard for Burglary Resistant Vault Doors and Modular Panels, UL 608; or a reinforced concrete wall according to the manufacturer's instructions and the Standard Classification for Bank and Mercantile Vault Construction, ASTM F 1090, the products covered by these requirements do not affect the burglary resistance of the vault wall.

1.6 These requirements do not cover protection against entry by attacks with a burning bar (thermal lance) or explosives.

1.7 These units are intended to be installed in accordance with the provision of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70. However, it is intended that inspection authorities having jurisdiction be consulted before the installation of electrical connections.

1.8 Products covered by these requirements are intended for installation in vaults that are used for the storage of valuables, and that are protected by special security measures that cannot be forced using normal rescue equipment, and require waiting for a time-lock or similar device to release entrapped individuals.

UL 768 - Combination Locks

1 Scope

1.1 These requirements cover combination locks intended for attachment on doors of safes, chests, vaults, and the like, to provide a means of locking the boltwork against unauthorized opening.

1.2 These requirements are i