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.


PIV CERT certification

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


Certified products

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

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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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Test results recognised for award of UKCA marking

The Brexit has changed a lot. One of them is CE marking: from 2022, the CE mark will no longer be recognised in the UK. Instead, the CE marking is to be replaced in the UK by the UKCA (United Kingdom Conformity Assessed) marking introduced in January 2021. As now officially confirmed by Warrington Fire, Warrington, UK, tests at the Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)] can be recognised as a notified body by institutes in the UK, so that permission to use a UKCA marking can be achieved. In the future, it will probably be the case that tests from German testing institutes in the notified area will be generally recognised.

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Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert: Tests at the premises of the customer

Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)], as a partner for testing, certification and monitoring, offers its customers testing not only at the institute itself but also on-site inspections at the customer's premises.

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