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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Transition period UKCA for many products extended to 31.12.2024 - special regulations for construction products not yet known

As we have learned from the homepage of the British government, the UK government has decided to extend the transition period for CE-marked products to 31.12.2024 again. So far, however, this postponement does not yet apply to all products. This also includes construction products. The ministries responsible for the sectors concerned are currently making sector-specific regulations. The legislation is expected to be passed shortly.

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PIV CERT-certified padlocks provide more security

Not only the flat or house must be protected against burglary, garden gates and sheds should also always be secured. To secure them, it is important to use solid padlocks. Furthermore, padlocks are used in a wide variety of places. For example, padlocks are also used to protect and control doors such as cellar doors, cabinets or moveable objects.

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FVSB and PIV with consulting services at Fensterbau Frontale 2022

The Association of German Lock and Fittings Manufacturers [Fachverband Schloss- und Beschlagindustrie (FVSB)] and the experts from the Testing Institute Locks and Hardware Velbert [Prüfinstitut Schlösser und Beschläge Velbert (PIV)] will also be present after the Corona break and will be available as competent discussion partners for interested manufacturers from the lock and fittings sector at the Fensterbau Frontale in Nuremberg from 12 to 15 July 2022.

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