Convergint designs, installs, and services seamlessly integrated physical security solutions across multiple verticals and industries. Strategically aligned with top manufacturers and software developers, Convergint ensures the highest level of protection of assets.

Convergint now offers industry-leading modular vault solutions, with dedicated specialists and vault design advisory teams to provide optimal service. Whether an organization is seeking a Class M, Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, or Class 4 modular vault, Convergint’s vault panels and doors are UL-listed, GSA-approved, DEA-compliant, and in adherence with insurance and industry requirements.

Discover Convergint’s expanding vault expertise and capabilities, and support better vault planning by reviewing key terminology.

Glossary of vault terms

  • Access Conduit

    Element for the secure containment and direction of all electrical wiring and other finishes and services.

  • Alarm Peripheral Devices

    Include door contacts, motion detectors and seismic detectors.

  • Armory

    Building/container specifically designed and approved for weapons storage.

  • Butt Joint Construction

    Vault construction joints butt together.

  • Ceiling Panel

    Vault panel utilized as part of the vault ceiling in construction.

  • Class M

    Vault panels providing 15 minutes of torch and tool resistance on all 6 sides. Tested and approved by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

  • Class 1

    Vault panels providing 30 minutes of torch and tool resistance on all 6 sides. Tested and approved by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

  • Class 2

    Vault panels providing 60 minutes of torch and tool resistance on all 6 sides. Tested and approved by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

  • Class 3

    Vault panels providing 120 minutes of torch and tool resistance on all 6 sides. Tested and approved by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

  • Class 5 Door

    Vault door that can withstand 20 man hours surreptitious entry, 30 man minutes of covert entry, and 10 man minutes of forced entry, as specified by the GSA, and tested accordingly. Note that there is a difference between a Class 5 Security Door and Class 5 Arms Door.

  • Clamp on Frame

    GSA vault doors utilize a ‘clamp on’ style door frame. The door ships in its frame and is installed from the exterior of the vault, using a back frame to sandwich supporting walls.

  • Clear Opening

    Space within a door frame to accommodate traffic–pedestrian and equipment. This contrasts with the rough opening which is the masonry opening that accommodates the vault door.

  • Daygate

    Gate to restrict unauthorized vault access during the hours that the vault door is open. This is an option and accessory commonly offered as part of a vault system.

  • DEA

    Drug Enforcement Administration. Notably the DEA, Office of Diversion Control, provides oversight for the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Double Leaf Door

    Two rigid door panels that work together as one functional entity to fill the door frame/clear opening. Solution for creating wider access point.

  • Front Elevation

    Top to bottom measurement of the front of a structure.

  • Grouting

    Standard bank style vault doors have a grout pocket to adhere to vault walls. GSA doors utilize a clamp on frame and do not utilize grout unless required to accommodate slope of installation site.

  • GSA

    The General Services Administration (GSA) is a government agency that helps manage and support the basic functioning of other federal agencies. Notably, the GSA provides purchasing support.

  • Laminate

    High-density lightweight vault alternative to heavy weight concrete vault construction. Commonly utilized where floor loading is critical e.g., in upper floor installations.

  • Left Hand Swing

    Vault door swings out from the vault to the left (hinges on the left from exterior view).

  • Modular Vault

    Composed of multiple modules or sections for easy construction and optimal design flexibility and customization.

  • Port Vent

    HVAC access or duct. Commonly designed as a supply and return through the ceiling grid of the vault, a port vent can facilitate air flow in and out of the vault.

  • Poured in Place Vault

    Concrete poured on site. Requires inspection and certification on location and process must accommodate weather conditions.

  • ReBar

    Reinforcing bar made of carbon steel used to reinforce concrete and masonry structures and hold the concrete in compression. Ridges allow for solid anchoring into the concrete.

  • Right Hand Swing

    Vault door swings out from vault to the right (hinges on the right from exterior view).

  • Ship Lap Construction

    Vault construction joints overlap. Used in CustomVault LightWeight Vault construction only.

  • Single Leaf Door

    A single rigid door panel that fills the doorframe or clear opening.

  • Site Access

    Ease of access to the place where vault installation is desired, considering the limitations of equipment and material maneuver.

  • Structural Load

    Pounds per square foot that a structure can withstand without compromising its integrity.

  • UL Rating

    Listing mark provided by Underwriters Laboratories Inc., as qualified by Underwriters Laboratories in accordance with UL 608 standard for safety. Includes torch and tool attack testing.

  • Vestibule

    Area between an exterior door and interior vault door.

  • Wall Panel

    Vault panel utilized as part of the vault wall in construction.

  • Weather-tight

    Water-resistant and insulated to provided protection against harsh weather conditions.

Experienced leaders in modular vault solutions

Convergint is a trusted leader providing high-technology modular vault solutions, offering a suite of project delivery tools to ensure that assets, customers, and employees are protected, backed by a 20-year commitment to its core value of service. To learn more, contact Convergint’s vault specialists today.