Enhanced Security for PVCu and composite doors
|PAS 24 is an enhanced security standard which certifies that a door assembly can withstand a series of measured manual and mechanical tests simulating common methods of forced entry. Tests are carried out on a complete door set in its frame with identified points of attack within the specification.|
Key differences between Kitemark and PAS 24
The enhanced security BSI kitemark scheme incorporating the additional vulnerability requirements for cylinders covered by BS 3621:2007 and the following elements of attack resistance within EN 1303:2005; Drill resistant Grade 2, torque resistance of plug/cylinder relevant to attack resistance Grade 2 (30 Newtons).
PAS 24 requires all cylinders to be kitemarked. In addition to this, the complete door set in its frame must pass 2 additional cylinder attack; one with a mole grip and one with a screw, by an accredited testing agency, to gurantee that both the hardware and cylinder of the door can withstand a manual attack lasting 3 minutes - the average amount of time it is estimated that a burgular or opportunist thief will spend trying to break into a property.