LPS 1175 vs STS202

  1. LPS 1175 Fencing
  2. STS-202 Fencing
  3. LPS 1175 vs STS-202 Comparison

There are a number of security standards available for fencing and gates. The most popular standard within the industry currently is LPS 1175. LPS 1175 has been applied to a whole range of Jacksons' products, which includes low and high classifications for a range of applications.

LPS 1175 Fencing and Gates

LPS 1175 is a standard that has been developed by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB), which is part of the Building Research Establishment (BRE). LPS 1175 covers all physical security products including doors, windows, fencing, roller shutters, cabinets, walling systems, turnstiles, and gates, to name but a few. To become certified, the delay that each product provides is measured through a test based on a set of criteria measuring the time it would take for an intruder to compromise the delay. 95% of products tested to LPS 1175 fail due to the high standards set. Under the LPS 1175 standard, there are 48 possible classifications from A1-H20. The letter indicates the tool category and the number indicates the length of delay in minutes.

STS-202 Fencing and Gates

It’s worth being aware of another similar standard: STS202 (STS202 Issue 3:2011). Developed by Exova, the technical specification involves a series of stringent tests. These tests are graded into separate classes of resistance measuring attack time and toolset, similar to LPS 1175 but known to be not as thorough therefore they are not interchangeable.

STS202 is a standard for burglary resistance and has 6 burglary resistance (BR) ratings: BR1, BR2, BR3, BR4, BR5, and BR6, which are achieved through tests varying in intensity and force and differing levels of noise, attack type, and toolset. The tests include attacking the door set, locking cylinders, beading, and the glazing unit. Unlike PAS24, which simply involves a pass or fail, the different BR classifications provide an indication of how well each system would fare against a sustained attack on each of its components, this is documented on paper as similar to the LPS 1175 standard.

The STS 202 standard has only been used for security doors, windows, and shutters, but again, like LPS 1175, the scope is there to be able to test on fences and gates.

The LPCB has collaborated with prominent manufacturers and industry leaders in the fencing sector, improving LPS 1175 over a number of years. If fencing products were subjected to STS 202 testing, it is improbable that the testing standards would match those of LPS 1175 for an extended period. This is attributed to the testing team's limited experience in conducting such assessments and their knowledge in the industry.

LPS 1175 vs STS202

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