Security and Manipulation Testing

Break-ins are always a worry for home owners and businesses alike, and BBA Test Services leave no stone unturned when it comes to security testing. Door-sets and windows are tested for enhanced resistance to intrusion by using both mechanical and manual techniques to replicate the forces and methods of attack used by burglars.

Our UKAS accredited Testing Laboratories (No 0357) offers an independent and comprehensive service to carry out testing to PAS 24: 2016, giving you the confidence that your windows and door sets comply with the current requirements.

The sequence of tests includes hardware manipulation, evaluation of glazing security, mechanical loading and a manual check test. The test data can be used towards Agrément Certification and the Police security initiative, Secured by Design (SBD).

Tests we do to support Security and Manipulation testing:

External door-sets: PAS 24:2012 and PAS 24:2016

  • Security hardware and cylinder tests
  • Manipulation tests
  • Infill manual tests
  • Infill mechanical tests
  • Manual cutting tests
  • Mechanical loading tests
  • Manual check tests
  • Soft body impact tests
  • Hard body impact tests

Letter plates: PAS 24:2012 and BS EN 13724:2002 and 2013

  • Security of fixings

Windows – singular and multilight: PAS 24:2012 and PAS 24:2016

  • Manipulation tests
  • Infill manual tests
  • Infill mechanical tests
  • Mechanical loading tests
  • Manual check tests

Bespoke Testing

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Don’t worry. We work closely with clients in the development of bespoke tests to establish the performance and durability of a product

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