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BS 3621: 2007+A2: 2011

Thief resistant locks. Key egress.
The minimum standard for locks on external or entrance doors to be acceptable to the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the police service. The effectiveness of the lock also depends on the quality of the door, frame and other hardware which is not tested by this standard and which may fail before the lock.

BS 8621: 2007+A2: 2011

Thief resistant locks. Keyless egress.
As above but accommodating locks that offer egress without the use of a key.

BS 10621: 2007+A2:2011

Thief resistant locks. Keyless egress.
As above but with external deadlock override facility NB only to be used on properties with an alternative means of escape.

PAS 3621: 2011

Multipoint locking assemblies. Keyed egress. Performance requirements and test methods

Essentially a multipoint lock equivalent to BS 3621, utilising the same methodology i.e. key operation from both sides.

PAS 8621: 2011

Multipoint locking assemblies. Keyless egress. Performance requirements and test methods

Essentially a multipoint lock equivalent to BS 8621, utilising the same methodology i.e. key operation from the outside with non key operation on the inside (thumb turn or similar).

PAS 10621: 2011

Multipoint locking assemblies. Dual mode egress. Performance requirements and test methods

Essentially a multipoint lock equivalent to BS 10621, utilising the same methodology i.e. key operation from the outside with non key operation on the inside but with an additional facility to deadlock the door from the outside using a deliberate secondary positive action. NB such locks must only be used on properties with an alternative means of escape.

GHF/GGF TS007: 2012

Enhanced security performance for replacement cylinders and/or associated security hardware
Based upon BS EN 1303:2005 and the General Vulnerability Assessment from BS 3621 this standard incorporates additional requirements to address critical issues relating to the security provided by cylinders and associated keys.

Sold Secure SS 312 - Diamond Standard

Specification for Cylinders for Locks - Diamond Standard
Based on BS EN 1303:2005 and the General Vulnerability Assessment from BS 3621 this standard incorporates additional requirements to address critical issues relating to the security provided by cylinders and associated keys.

PAS 23: 1999

General performance requirements for door assemblies. Part 1, single leaf, external door assemblies (including all material relevant annexes)
A performance standard for door sets, which certifies that a particular door set, is fit for purpose. The security rating is not sufficient for police/insurance purposes and products must also have PAS24. NB. This standard is due to be withdrawn and will be replaced by BS 6375 parts 1, 2 & 3.

PAS 24: 2007+ A2: 2011

Enhanced security performance requirements for door assemblies (including all material relevant annexes)
Part 1 single leaf, external door assemblies. An attack test standard for door sets which certifies that a particular door, frame, lock and hardware set has withstood a series of physical tests based on common methods of burglary. This is the minimum police requirement for Secured by Design dwellings.

PAS 24: 2012

Enhanced security performance requirements for doorsets and windows in the UK. External doorsets and windows intended to offer a level of security suitable for dwellings and other buildings exposed to comparable risk.
This PAS supersedes the PAS 24:2007+A2:2011 with effect from 31st August 2012 and provides a method for testing and assessing the enhanced security performance requirements of external doorsets and windows providing an easier specification requirement for developments.  This PAS covers doorsets and windows of all material types. Products are still required to meet the material specific requirements as detailed by the product standards for doorsets and windows.

STS 201 Issue 4: 2012

Enhanced security requirements for doorsets and door assemblies for dwellings to satisfy the requirements of PAS23 and PAS24
As the title suggests this is an equivalent test standard to PAS 24, incorporating PAS 23 (fitness for purpose), published by Warrington Certification.

LPS 1175: Issue 7

Specification for testing and classifying the burglary resistance of building components, strong-points and security enclosures
This includes doors, shutters and grilles primarily for commercial premises and some door and window applications for higher risk domestic premises; it is acceptable to the ABI and the Police. The standard has 8 levels, 8 being the highest, and levels 1 and 2 equivalent in many respects to PAS 24 for doors.

STS 202 Issue 3: 2011

Requirements for burglary resistance of construction products including hinged, pivoted, folding or sliding doorsets, windows, curtain walling, security grilles, garage doors and shutters.
This specifies a broadly similar range of attack tools and times to those specified at the lower levels of LPS1175. However, STS202 does not extend to cover the higher levels of risk addressed within LPS1175 and the attack methods used differ.

LPS 1270: Issue 1

Requirements and testing procedures for the LPCB Approval and Listing of intruder resistant security glazing units
Based on LPS 1175, this standard classifies glazing units that offer resistance to manual attack. Approved products are given a 3-digit rating according to their resistance to creation of local, hand-sized, and full body access apertures. This also allows manufacturers and specifiers to determine which glazing units offer attack-resistance commensurate with the Security Ratings defined in LPS 1175: Issue 7.

DHF TS 002 : 2009

Door viewers
Requirements and test methods for all forms of door viewer, designed to be used on doors in buildings, to allow occupants to detect and identify callers without having to reveal their own identity, or even their presence in some circumstances, to the caller.

DHF TS 003 : 2012

Door chains and limiters
This standard specifies requirements and test methods for all forms of door opening restrictor designed to be used on doors in buildings.

DHF TS 008: 2012

Enhanced security requirements for letterplate assemblies and slide-through boxes
This standard covers requirements for lockable letter box assemblies that are free standing or surface mounted and where mail is retrieved from the same side as delivery.

DHF TS 009: 2012

Enhanced security requirements for letter boxes
Enhanced security requirements for letter plate assemblies that allow mail to pass directly through the fabric of the building (door, wall or panel), and slide through boxes that allow mail to pass directly through the fabric of the building (door, wall or panel).

 

 

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