Manual Attack Protection

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Standards and Classifications

Manual attack protection is measured against sustained attack by professional invaders using a variety of tools such as drills. Manual Attack resistance is rated by the European Standard (EN) and Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) with the higher the numerical rating meaning a higher level of protection on offer.

Manual Attack Resistance in accordance with EN 1627 are classified in RC1-6, offering:

  • Resistance to a static charge (EN 1628)
  • Resistance to a dynamic charge (EN 1629)
  • Resistance to manual break-in (EN 1630)

Manual Attack Resistance in accordance with the EN 356 standard is classified as:

  • Resistant to vandalism (P1A – P5A)
  • Resistant to break-in (P6B – P8B)

Manual Attack Classifications (Doors + Enclosures)

Manual Attack (EN 1630) Classification RC1 (No Manual Attempted Attack)

Glazing Resistance: n/a

Tool Types: A1 (hammers, spanners, tweezers, hooking wire, sledgehammer allen keys, etc)

Resistance Time: n/a

Total Test Time: n/a

Manual Attack (EN 1627) Classification RC2

Glazing Resistance: P4A

Tool Types: A2 (A1 + various hacksaws and blades, long screwdrivers, wedges)

Resistance Time: 3 mins

Total Test Time: 15 mins

Manual Attack (EN 1627) Classification RC3

Glazing Resistance: P5A

Tool Types: A3 (A2 + hand drill, drill bits, punches, hammer, wedging bar)

Resistance Time: 5

Total Test Time: 20 mins

Manual Attack (EN 1627) Classification RC4

Glazing Resistance: P6B

Tool Types: A4 (A3 + club hammer, chisel, cutters, hand axe, bolt cropper, power drill)

Resistance Time: 10 mins

Total Test Time: 30 mins

Manual Attack (EN 1627) Classification RC5

Glazing Resistance: P7B

Tool Types: A5 (A4+ Mini angle grinder, power drill, reciprocating saw, SDS Drill, hole cutter)

Resistance Time: 15

Total Test Time: 40

Manual Attack (EN 1627) Classification RC6

Glazing Resistance: P8B

Tool Types: A6 (A5 + angle grinder, percussion drill, axe hammer, etc) 

Resistance Time: 20 mins

Total Test Time: 50 mins

Manual Attack Classifications (Windows + Glazing)

Manual Attack (EN 356) Classification P1A

Drop height of a steel ball (m): 1.5

Number of impacts (triangle of 130mm): 3

Manual Attack (EN 356) Classification P2A

Drop height of a steel ball (m): 

No. of strikes (triangle of 130mm): 3

Manual Attack (EN 356) Classification P3A

Drop height of a steel ball (m): 6

Number of impacts (triangle of 130mm): 3

Manual Attack (EN 356) Classification P4A

Drop height of a steel ball (m): 

No. of strikes (triangle of 130mm): 3

Manual Attack (EN 356) Classification P5A

Drop height of a steel ball (m): 9

Number of impacts (triangle of 130mm): 9 (3 impacts x 3 points)

Manual Attack (EN 356) Classification P6B

Total number of strikes: 30 – 50

Manual Attack (EN 356) Classification P7B

Total number of strikes: 51 – 70

Manual Attack (EN 356) Classification P8B

Total number of strikes: Over 70