Clearview National July 2015 - Issue 164 - Page 62

ALUMINIUM Revisiting Commercial and Residential Security and Safety Standards »»Energy efficient doors and windows that are safe are an important element for commercial and domestic property owners to consider in light of changes to building regulations and variations in people’s lifestyles. Nick Cooper, Technical Director at AluK discusses the various certifications and specifications required for secure, safe and energy efficient windows and doors. Security The two main performance and test standards for burglar resistance for residential window and door systems are the European standard EN 1627 and the UK specific standard PAS 24. PAS 24 testing focuses on being able to resist repeatable and consistent mechanical loads and dynamic impacts with a final manual intervention test. EN 1627 requires testing of the complete system against manual attack based on a grading system. With the PAS 24 standard also being applicable to commercial door systems, the other performance and test standard to look out