Your partner for testing, certification and monitoring

As an accredited and internationally recognised testing institute, we stand for manufacturer-independent and expert testing services in the field of locks and hardware as well as windows and doors – and have done so since 1978.

Our team is known for its outstanding professional competence, a high degree of motivation, commitment, responsibility and quality awareness.

Take advantage of our extensive knowledge and many years of experience as a service provider.

We ...

  • offer reliable quality in the fields of testing, monitoring and certification
  • ensure that you receive professional, expert and personal support
  • see ourselves as a skilled, independent and reliable partner
  • meet each other in a spirit of openness, trust and respect
  • always focus on the customer and act with an awareness of costs
  • constantly optimise our technical facilities and continually expand our range of services

We are PIV – The Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert

 

 

Testing / Certifying

Test ranges

As an accredited testing laboratory, PIV stands for independent and expert testing services.

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PIV CERT certification

With PIV CERT, PIV has a product certification body according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065.

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Certified products

PIV certifies products according to DIN standards, EN standards and RAL quality guidelines.

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26.08.2021
Transition period UKCA extended to 1.1.2023

Through our contacts to testing bodies in England, we have recently learned that the UK government has decided to extend the transition period for CE-marked products by one year to 1.1.2023.

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27.07.2021
PIV confirmed as a notified testing centre and certification body in compliance with the Construction Products Regulation by DIBt

The Testing Institute Locks and Hardware [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)], a subsidiary of the Quality Assurance Association Locks and Hardware (Gütegemeinschaft Schlösser und Beschläge e. V.), recently received a new notification according to Regulation (EU) No. 305/2011 [Construction Products Regulation (CPR)] from the Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt).

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21.06.2021
Preventing burglaries in mobile homes with the right security technology

Summer is approaching and holidays are getting closer. With all the anticipation, however, you should also think about the topic of security. Because not only your own home, but also your mobile home can be the target of a burglary at any time. Valuables such as notebooks, smartphones, tablets and cash are also popular prey here. In the case of mobile homes, it is advisable not to rely solely on the security technology already in place.

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