Standards + Classifications

Manual Attack, Bullet, and Blast Resistance solutions for products, such as Security Doors or Security Windows, all need to be tested for certification. With different levels of certification all offering a range of different protection levels, the difference can be considered a matter of life and death as a single incorrect resistance specification can ruin an entire security solution – risking lives and reputation.

Manual Attack Protection

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 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 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 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 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 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 P3A

Drop height of a steel ball (m): 6

Number of impacts (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 P7B

Total number of strikes: 51 – 70

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 P4A

Drop height of a steel ball (m):

No. of strikes (triangle of 130mm): 3

Manual Attack (EN 356) Classification P6B

Total number of strikes: 30 – 50

Manual Attack (EN 356) Classification P8B

Total number of strikes: Over 70

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