Shamkris Global Group

VdS Approval Certification

What is VdS Approval Certification?

VdS Approval is a certification program that evaluates the safety and effectiveness of fire safety products and systems, including extinguishing systems, smoke detectors, and fire alarms, among others.

Products and systems that receive VdS Approval have undergone rigorous testing and meet the highest safety and quality standards set by VdS. This certification is recognized by various industry organizations and is an indication that the product or system has been independently verified to meet stringent safety and performance requirements.

Benefits of VdS Approval Certification

Independent Verification

VdS Approval provides independent verification that a product or system has been thoroughly tested and meets the highest safety and quality standards. This can give customers confidence in the product's ability to perform as advertised.


Many regulatory bodies require that certain fire safety products and systems be VdS Approved in order to comply with local regulations. Having VdS Approval can therefore make it easier for manufacturers and customers to meet regulatory requirements.


Products and systems that have been VdS Approved may be more marketable and attractive to customers who are looking for high-quality and reliable fire safety solutions.

Cost Savings

VdS Approval can help reduce the risk of costly equipment failures or regulatory fines, potentially saving manufacturers and customers money in the long run.


VdS Approval is a well-respected certification in the fire safety industry. Having a product or system VdS Approved can enhance a manufacturer's reputation as a provider of quality and reliable fire safety solutions.

Who can be certified VdS Approval Certification?

The following is a list of some of the types of fire safety products and systems that may be eligible for VdS Approval:

Fire alarm systems

Smoke detection systems

Sprinkler systems

Extinguishing systems (e.g. gas-based, foam-based, powder-based)

Fire-resistant materials (e.g. doors, walls, ceilings)

Fireproof coatings and sealants

Fire-resistant glazing

Fire extinguishers

Fire pumps

This list is not exhaustive, and other fire safety products and systems may also be eligible for VdS Approval. Manufacturers and vendors of these products and systems can consult with VdS or a local VdS-approved testing laboratory for more information on the certification process and requirements.

Document required for VdS Approval Certification

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

Role of Shamkris and Process of VdS Approval Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance product certification, A simple & practical method of product certification organization in timely compliance and fulfills the product certification requirement. Shamkris support 100% on documentation required to comply with product certification either by self-certification or notify body certification to depend on directives. 

The implementation process is described below:

Time Frame



Day 1

Scope defined
Self Certification/NoBo
Cost Estimates

Week 1

Developing Documents

Week 4

Implementing Product Management

Week 8

Internal Audit

Week 10

Self Certification/NoBo
N-C Closing

Week 12

Self Certification/NoBo

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance


With its strict certification regulations, VdS provides for high-quality products that guarantee the best results and security even when used under the most adverse conditions. So make sure that the equipment you buy has the VdS test certificate.
VdS is one of the world’s most renowned and prestigious institutions for corporate security and safety, specialising in fire protection, security and natural disaster prevention.

The VdS laboratory for fire detection technology examines the entire range of products, which are used in the field of fire detection