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Manual Attack Protection Standards Comparison

22 May, 2023

Manual attack protection is measured against sustained attack by professional invaders using a variety of tools such as drills, hammers, etc. Manual Attack resistance in the UK is defined by both the European Standard (EN) and/or the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB). The higher the numerical rating in both standards equates to a higher level of protection on offer.

At Safetell, we use both EN and LPCB security ratings in our wide range of specialist security products. Manual attack, bullet, blast, and fire resistance products can be tested to different certification levels. Different levels of certification offer different levels of protection, find out more about the widely recognised standards within the industry here.

Below we break down specifically the Manual Attack Classifications for EN 1627 and LPS 1175. The comparison table below highlights the toolsets used, and resistance times in both of these standards. It is important to point out that these standards are not directly comparable.

Manual Attack Classifications: EN 1627 (Doors + Enclosures).

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 Classifications: LPS 1175 (Doors + Enclosures).

This standard describes requirements for testing and classifying the intruder resistance of building components, strongpoints, security enclosures and free-standing barriers in support of issuing LPCB certification.

Discover more about the widely recognised standards within the industry here. Or alternatively, speak to one of our experts.


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