In 80% of the cases, a burglar will first try to gain access through the door, window or gate of a building. Burglar-resistant joinery is therefore a crucial element for the security of the outer shell of your building.
The burglary material that the burglar uses is always related to the time and experience that the burglar has.
Elements that determine the security level of the burglar-resistant door, window or wall
When designing a defense against aggression, these three strategic elements must be analysed:
1 The aggression risks
The aggression risks are vandalism, theft with burglary, armed robbery, fraud, industrial espionage and sabotage, riot, terrorism, etc.
2 The possible aggressors
The possible aggressors are an opportunist, an occasional felon, a petty crime, a skilled felon, serious crime, terrorism etc…
3 The safety system
The different security systems are detection, analysis, alarm, physical protection, warning and intervention.
EN 1627-1630 : A burglar resistance test is carried out in three phases
- Resistance to a static load
- Resistance to a dynamic load
- Resistance to manual break-in attempts
During the test, a burglary is staged. The ‘burglars’ use a set of tools. Beforehand, they are given the opportunity to study the plans of the tested door, window or wall in order to discover any weaknesses. This gives them an advantage over real burglars, who do not have the plans available. The burglary attempt is timed to determine the burglar resistance of the door, window or wall. Once the door is open or an opening large enough for a normal sized body, the timer will stop.
The classes (resistance levels) of this standard range from 1 to 6 and are classified as follows: