'Specification for enhanced security performance of casement and tilt/turn windows for domestic applications'
The test simulates forced entry through static loading and manipulation of the window frame, locks and glazing using simple tools. The test does not involve glass breakage and so replicates a stealth attack. 'Secured by Design' is a crime prevention initiative promoted by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). BS7950 is regarded as a minimum test standard for ground floor windows or those easily accessed. The standard can equally be applied to commercial premises.
'Specification for testing and classifying the burglary resistance of building components, strong-points and security enclosures'
Set by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB), standard LPS1175 deals with elements on the building facade such as doors, windows, shutters and grilles. There are nine levels of resistance measured in terms of the attack tools and the time available to the attacker. In the case of a window, both the frame and glass are attacked. It therefore replicates a determined attack in which noise does not matter. The rigorous tests are carried out at the Building Research Establishment and certified products appear in the Red Book, a world renowned listing used by anyone who needs to manage risk.
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Protection against intruders
Protection against Ballistic Attack
Standard: EN 1522 / 1523
'Windows, doors, shutters and blinds. Bullet resistance. Requirements and classification - windows, doors, shutters and blinds. Bullet resistance. Test method.'
The standard has nine levels of certification covering handguns, rifles and shotguns.
Selectaglaze product is tested by Wiltshire Ballistic Services.
Standard: ISO 16933:2007
'Glass in building - Explosion-resistant security glazing. Test and classification for arena air-blast loading'
This standard tests the effect of explosive devices of different sizes from small packages to a vehicle bomb at various distances from the target. Most building elements are tested against a vehicle bomb at set distances or stand-offs starting at 45m (rating EXV45) reducing to 33, 25, 19, 15, 12 and 10m (rating EXV10).
Tests are conducted at Advantica's Spadeadam site, a world leading centre for trials involving the use of high explosives.
Standard: BSEN 1363-1, 1364-1
'Fire resistance tests. General requirements / fire resistance tests for non load-bearing elements. Walls'
Samples are built into a frame mounted to the front of a furnace. The temperature is raised in a controlled manner until all combustible material in the chamber has ignited and the sample continues to be tested for the specified period of time.
Selectaglaze product is tested by Chiltern International Fire.