Premises Information Box™ (PIB)® System
Providing essential information to firefighters can enhance their response plan in the event of an incident

Designed to an exacting specification, the Premises Information Box™(PIB)® offers a secure recognised focal point for the provision of premises plans and information to fire fighters in the event of an incident.  The PIB® enables firefighters immediate access through their Gerda One Key® System.

There is a choice of specification, either standard or high security.  Both offer a high level of security and the high security (HSS PIB C) is tested to STS 205 BR2.   The unique multidimensional shape of the Gerda key is trademarked and is linked to a registered key system with the cutting of keys through authorised channels only.

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Phase 1 Report Overview in October 2019, highlighted that owners and managers of every high-rise residential building should be required by law to draw up premises plans and information and secure them in a Premises Information Box™ (PIB)® System.

To assist customers in this, we have launched a NEW Premises Plans Service.  Information is gathered through a survey with input from knowledgeable professionals , with emergency response and fire safety experience. This information is presented in the format recognised by the Fire and Rescue Services for use by fire crews, when responding to an emergency. This process ensures that customers have the information in the format of their building,  for use by responding fire crews in the event of an emergency. It complies with Grenfell Phase I enquiry recommendations and takes into account national Fire & Rescue Services emergency response operational procedures and the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (7.2.d).  To find out more please reply to this email with your requirements.

The PIBs can be installed by third parties without the use of the key.  End user authorised key signatories receive the keys under separate delivery.  As part of the PIB® System, end users are additionally provided with an Emergency Response Pack Guidance (ERPG) manual free of charge.  The ERPG explains what information is required in the premises plans and how to collate these in a recognised format which will be deployed by attending firefighters in the event of an emergency.  This is for either General Buildings or High Rise Residential Buildings.  The 2020 HRRB ERPG is the latest edition to the ERPG series and has been formulated with Fire & Rescue Service operational input.

General information

Performance and Certification

  • Successfully tested to STS205 BR2 (level II) – ‘Requirements for burglary resistance of security cabinets & security enclosures.’
  • The lock cylinder, tested to EN1303:2005, achieves best grades in all categories and is approved by Secured by Design, which is a police preferred specification.
  • Manufactured in accordance with ISO9001 Certified through third party certification body


  • The lock is designed to be operated by the Fire & Rescue Service by the Gerda One Key® System Independent 2-point locking mechanism (top and bottom)
  • Patented integral cylinder which provides four billion key combinations
  • Features of the lock include an anti-glue facility and anti-drill cylinder that uses the Hard Soft System, being formed of several composites of metal.
  • The engineering of the box is such that the cylinder cannot be extracted
  • The lock is positioned on the right side of the box in order to avoid the attention of vandals and to restrict manoeuvring room in the event of an attack The key hole is protected with a lock cover to prevent debris entering the lock

For full specification please contact Gerda

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