PAS 24 describes a series of test methods and a range of criteria relevant to the general performance of single and double leaf, single swing, hinged, sliding, folding sliding (bi-fold), inward and outward opening external door assemblies for dwellings and other buildings exposed to comparable risk. The scope of the standard covers doorsets with or without integral or coupled side panels and fanlights. Where such features are covered by the scope of the LPCB certificate, details are provided in that products’ listing.
PAS 24 does not cover the doorsets’ resistance to attempts at forced entry involving creation of significant noise, such as attempts involving deliberately breaking glass panels. Furthermore, the standard does not cover the products’ installation, nor does it cover double swing doors, or doors with any frame member over 3m.
EN 1627 is the European standard for burglary resistance of pedestrian doorsets, windows, curtain walling, grilles and shutters. It specifies six levels of attack resistance (resistance classes). The lower three resistance classes are aimed at situations where the intruder is likely to use stealth in order to avoid detection. Products approved to those resistance classes may therefore not suit environments in which it is considered the intruder will be willing to make noise when attempting to gain entry.
The quality of the testing conducted to EN 1627 relies heavily on the knowledge and experience of the test engineers conducting that testing. Therefore, in order to ensure products approved by LPCB deliver the protection expected, LPCB only recognises tests conducted to EN 1627 by BRE Global’s highly experienced team of test engineers or by other laboratories that have suitably demonstrated their competence to conduct tests to EN 1627 to an equally high standard.