PAS24 – The Ultimate Security

More and more today security is priority for homeowners and property developers.

With burglaries on the rise, your windows and doors must be at the correct standard in order to best protect your property.

PAS 24 is a security standard that can only be achieved once a product has undergone thorough testing and has been assessed for high security performance levels.  Designed to be able to withstand specific break-in methods of burglars in the UK, the reasoning behind PAS24 is to help to ensure that homes are sufficiently protected.

PAS24 is an accreditation that tests and certify that products meet their comprehensive security standards, and  can endure break-in methods used by intruders, PAS 24 can only be obtained after a product has been put through rigorous testing against high security standards. Products have to be first certified by the PAS 24 accreditation before they are to be considered by the police initiative Secured by Design.

In order to comply with current building regulations, it is required that all new builds must provide evidence that their doors and windows have passed the security aspects of PAS24.  PAS24 is only required for new residential dwellings. Commercial buildings do not require PAS24, but may still need to meet Secured by Design in which case would need PAS24.

Each product will go through rigorous tests to assess the door or window as a whole, instead of individual components. This is so that it can be certified that the finished product which the customer receives offers a high level of security. The window or door will undergo a range of tests carried out by a PAS 24 assessor designed to highlight the weakness and vulnerabilities in the door or window’s design in order to identify where it could be strengthened.

PAS24 Testing includes:

Manipulation testing:

The assessor will attempt to gain entry by disengaging the locks or hinges on the door or window.

Manual cutting testing:

The assessor will simply try and open the door or window by making a hole in the product.

Mechanical loading testing:

In order to simulate the amount of pressure that would be placed on a door or window if nail bars were used, a sequence of loading tests will be applied.

Impact testing:

A mixture of soft and hard body tests to replicate some of the various devices a burglar may use to gain entry.

At Paul Evans Architectural, all of our products are PAS24, Secured By Design accredited and built to the highest standard for existing or new buildings, residential or commercial, to comply with current building regulations for best protection.

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