Burglar resistance testing
acc. to EN 1627 – 1630 • DIN 18104-1 • DIN 18104-2 • DIN/TS 18194
Burglar resistance testing is a highly complex subject. The tests are carried out in European testing institutes in a uniform manner, in accordance with the EN 1627-1630 series of standards or DIN/TS 18194. This test range is firmly established at PIV and has been in use for over 20 years.
EN 1627 includes the requirements and classification of burglar resistant components for doors, windows, curtain walls, grilles and shutters. DIN/TS 18194 includes the requirements and classification of burglar resistant doors. Standards EN 1628 through 1630 (DIN/TS 18194 refers to EN 1628 to 1630) describe the three required partial test procedures: resistance to static loads, dynamic loads and manual burglary attempts. The classes differ mainly in their increasing static and dynamic requirements and in the area of manual tool attack by increasing the attack time and the use of defined tool sets. The products are classified according to the EN 1627 standard in one of the following resistance classes (RC): RC 1 N through RC 6.
PIV can also test burglar resistant retrofit products (screw-on or integrated in the rebate) for windows and doors according to DIN 18104-1 or DIN 18104-2.
If certification is desired (testing and inspection by PIV), this can be obtained through the respective PIV CERT certification programme. The PIV CERT certification association issues a certificate for individual components once they have successfully passed the test and the initial production site inspection has run smoothly.
The Commission for Crime Prevention (KPK) regularly publishes lists of tested and certified burglar resistant products, as only these products are recommended by police departments. The KPK lists are available from the criminal investigation advisory centres. They are also available for download on the police department website.