The LPCB’s Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175 is the UK standard on protection from forced entry. As part of BRE Global, the LPCB has been working with government agencies, police services, architects and insurers over many years. The standard was introduced to demonstrate that a product meets a specified security performance, helping to provide assurance to buyers of the strength levels in terms of manual forced entry.
Extended performance classifications
Security performance is classified using a range of Security Ratings which are awarded to products after rigorous testing as defined within the Standard. To keep up with the latest security trends and attack methods, the LPCB often updates the standard, with the latest iteration, Issue 8, released last year.
Previously in Issue 7, Security Ratings ranged from SR1 to SR8 – a simple yet accurate indication of attack resistance. Issue 8.0, has redefined Security Ratings, replacing the old SR1 – SR8 classification with a more fluid approach including:
- Threat level – Letter (A to H) corresponding with the tool kit used to evaluate the product’s intruder resistance and the number of attackers involved. • Delay – Numeric value (1, 3, 5, 10, 15 or 20) corresponding with the minimum delay (in minutes) provided by the product when placed in a locked condition.
For example, a product evaluated with tool kit E with a corresponding minimum delay of 5 minutes has a Security Rating of E5.
Benefits of using Issue 8
What are the benefits of Issue 8 for specifiers of security fencing? Firstly, it provides smarter information, enabling buyers and specfiers to make more effective choices.
Specifiers can now choose products based on the delay in response time and tool set independently, rather than a fixed combination of both. The new certification provides 48 possible combinations of threat and delay, allowing specifiers to select the most appropriate solutions for specific situations.
It lends itself to more economical specification, especially in situations where criminals may spend less time attempting to breach than recognised in previous issues of LPS 1175. Furthermore, the update was necessary to reflect the increasingly effective tools and knowledge that attackers now possess.
Specifiers can achieve an extended, calculable delay during a breach by deploying a series of security products in a layered approach. For example, using three protective layers consisting of F1, F3 and F10 would provide 14 minutes of delay against Category F tools.
Prior to Issue 8, each layer would have had to provide at least 10 minutes of resistance before being recognised by LPS 1175.
Security-Rated products from Jacksons Fencing
The following Security Ratings under LPS 1175 Issue 8.0 are relevant to Jacksons Fencing products:
A1 (SR1) & B3 (SR2)
Products provide minimum enhanced resistance to opportunist attempts at forced entry using a range of techniques and tools including those that create noise.
Products provide moderate resistance to determined attempts of forced entry using a range of techniques and tools including those that create noise.
D10 (SR4) & E10 (SR5)
Products resist experienced attempts at forced entry using a wide range of tools including battery-powered tools lasting up to 10 minutes depending on the security rating sought.
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