LPS 1183 Part 1: Issue 4.3

Requirements and testing procedures for the LPCB approval and listing of safe storage units

Safes and strongrooms are classified according to their resistance to determined attempts to gain unauthorised access to the contents.

BS EN 1143-1:2019

Part 1 - Secure storage units. Requirements, classification and methods of test for resistance to burglary. Suitable for safes, ATM safes, strongroom doors and strongrooms.

Very similar to LPS 1183 except there are prescriptive requirements for the locking system which must meet EN1300 (Secure storage units. Classification for high security locks according to their resistance to unauthorised entry).

BS EN 1143-2:2014

Part 2 - Secure storage units. Requirements, classification and methods of tests for resistance to burglary. Suitable for deposit systems

SS 302 - Specification for Security Cabinets for Firearms

The security cabinets covered by this specification are intended for the storage

of Section 1 Firearms, Section 1 Ammunition, Shotguns and any other lethal

barrelled weapons as prescribed by the Firearms Act 1968 or the Firearms

(Dangerous Air Weapons) Rules 1969. Under the Firearms Rules 1998, a

prescribed safekeeping condition is attached to all firearm and shotgun

certificates. It is an offence not to comply with these conditions.

The specification excludes storage of weapons for military or commercial



LPS 1228: Issue 1.2

Specification for testing and classifying the burglary resistance of office furniture.  Suitable for lightweight containers

LPS 1214: Issue 2.2

Specification for testing and classifying physical protection devices for personal computers and similar equipment

LPS 1224: Issue 3.1

Requirements for companies providing secure asset registration services

LPS 1225: Issue 3.2

Requirements for the LPCB approval and listing of asset marking systems

PAS 820: 2012

Laboratory-identifiable forensic codes. Classification of performance when exposed to artificial weathering.

Tests forensic coding for performance when exposed to artificial weathering. Allows the classification of products where the identification or verification of the mark requires laboratory analysis. It only covers the code not the carrying system.

LPS 1175: Issue 8.0

Requirements and testing procedures for the LPCB certification and listing of intruder resistant building components, strongpoints, security enclosures and free-standing barriers. This standard includes windows for higher risk premises.

Documentation states:

This standard is concerned with physical security, including products manufactured for perimeter, façade, internal spaces and entrapment protection. The higher the security rating, the more formidable the security product.

One of the more substantial revisions to the standard to date, LPS 1175: Issue 8 has been devised to improve the testing guidelines for security products, enabling a far more realistic scope for security ratings. There are a possibility of 48 Security Ratings aimed at creating strategic delay via physical security.

LPCB describe it as:

“Developed following extensive consultation with stakeholders, this revision sees the previous single digit performance classifications (i.e. security ratings 1 to 8) extended to one formed of two elements that illustrate performance in terms of:

Threat level (first element) – Letter (A to H) corresponding with the tool kit used to evaluate the product’s intruder resistance and number of attackers involved.

Delay (second element) – Numeric value (1, 3, 5, 10, 15 or 20) corresponding with the minimum delay (in minutes) provided by the product when placed in a locked condition.”

This revision provides property developers, architects and other security professionals the opportunity to layer their security beyond the capability of previous revisions.

LPS 1175 Issue 8 is the latest revision acceptable to SBD however, some of the older issues are still relevant for historical reasons.  For further information please contact SBD or your local DOCO