Whilst there are many variants of ratings in the UK for Security Doors (such as PAS 24/Secure By Design), we tend to only focus on commercial doors, and the certifications that complement them accordingly.
Whilst EN1627 is widely used, we tend to favour manufactures who utilise BRE’s LPS 1175 certification process. These certification grades range from SR1 all the way up to SR8.
This certification method isn’t just applicable to doors. The same SR rating can be applied to other physical protection hardware, such as fencing systems, shutters, walls and other physical prevention systems.
This allows multiple physical security products to be under one certification process and set of standards.
The LPS 1175 looks at the following key elements, when identifying a products SR rating:
SR ratings also considers the noise made during the attack and the types of tools. For instance, are attackers using manual tools, battery powered or mains powered tools.
All of the factors above, need to be considered when specifying the correct SR rated security door, as every environment will have it’s own set of criteria. Belt and braces is rarely the right approach for commercial Security Doors.
Needless to say, the door is only as good as the weakest point, so assessing the construction of the building is also wise.
In addition to the points above, the following can also be specified into a security door to add additional functionality: