Testing of cylinder locks
acc. to EN 1303 • EN 15684 • DIN 18252
The European standards EN 1303 and EN 15684 are the test standards for mechanical and mechatronic cylinders. This represents the standard for these product groups. PIV offers this test as well. The 8-digit classification key is used to certify cylinder locks with a variety of functions and safety features.
The DIN 18252 standard must be followed if entire locking systems are to be tested or if the interchangeability of profile cylinders in locks (e.g. mortise locks in the DIN 18251 series of standards) is to be guaranteed. This is a collateral standard for EN 1303 for mechanical cylinders and EN 15684 for mechatronic cylinders.
The scope of testing comprises a durability test, corrosion protection test and environmental test as well as drilling/pull-out protection as needed.
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 cylinder locks once they have successfully passed the test and the initial production site inspection has run smoothly.
Cylinder locks may also be listed with the Commission for Crime Prevention (KPK). For this, the attack resistance classes specified in the list must be complied with.