What is LPS 1175 Certified Security Rated Fencing

LPS 1175 Security Rated Fencing

LPS 1175 Security Rated Fencing is integral to any well-planned and effective perimeter security strategy as it provides the reassurance of tested and certified performance against a range of threats.

The LPS 1175 Certification was introduced by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) in the mid-1990s. The Loss Prevention Certification Board works closely with UK government security agencies, police services, risk consultants and architects to determine the standards for fire and security products and services and independently tests and certifies fencing systems to LPS 1175 security ratings.

LPS 1175 Performance Classifications

LPS 1175 Security Ratings cover physical security products and services and comprises of a number of security classifications.

To achieve a certified LPS 1175 Security Rating, a fence or gate will be physically tested to a standard which stipulates the allowable toolset and minimum attack time at each classification level.

To pass, a fence must be able to prevent a person, represented by an elliptical test block (measuring 400mm major axis by 225 mm minor axis and at least 300mm long) from breaching its fabric and structure.

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. Issue 8, 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.

Under Issue 8, specifiers can choose products based on the delay in response time and tool set independently, rather than a fixed combination of both. The latest certification provides 48 possible combinations of threat and delay, allowing specifiers to select the most appropriate solutions for specific situations.

LPS 1175 Issue 8 Table

Things to look consider

95% of products fail the testing process, proving just how stringent the requirements are. Be wary of companies making claims such as 'designed to LPS 1175 specifications'. The only way to be certain of a product's performance is with proof of certification, which can be found on RedBook Live. View and download certificates for all of Jacksons LPS 1175 certified products below.

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Tool Set Category A

  • Adhesive Tape

  • 1 cable cutter - 200mm long

  • Fishing line (e.g.polypropylene multi fibre)

  • Flexible plastic coupon

  • 1 Glass cutter

  • Hexagon wrenches - selection 200mm long

  • Hooks

  • 1 Knife (blade 125mm long x 3mm thick)

  • Pliers (including self-gripping and cutting) - selection 200mm long

  • Punches

  • Rope

  • 1 Scriber

  • Socket/screwdriver set - 150mm long ratchet arm

  • Spanners - selection 150mm long

  • Tweezers

  • Wire

  • WD40

  • Wood/plastic wedges

  • Electric cable (single core) - 1.2mm diameter / 1m long

  • Firefighter's key

  • Cargo strap - 25mm wide with cam mechanism

Tool Set Category B

  • 1 Bolt cutter - 350mm long

  • 1 Claw hammer - 350mm long/0.7kg

  • 1 Drill bit (6mm diameter jobber - HSS / HSCO / Masonry)

  • 3.6V drill / driver with a single battery

  • 1 Junior hacksaw plus 2 HSS blades

  • 1 Metal plate shears - 200mm long

  • 1 Multiple slip joint pliers - 250mm long

  • 1 Pipe wrench - 250mm long

  • Pliers (including self-gripping and cutting) - selection 200mm long

  • 1 Screwdriver - 7mm diameter/square x 40mm long

  • Socket/screwdriver set - 250mm long ratchet arm

  • 1 Tube - 38mm diameter x 300mm long    

  • Ratchet strap - 25mm wide / 200mm long mechanism

  • Electric cable (single core) - 2.1mm diameter / 1m long

Tool Set Category C

  •  1 Axe - 350mm long/1.5kg

  • 1 Bolt cutter - 400mm long

  • Brick bolsters - 250mm long x 75mm wide blade

  • Cold chisels - 250mm long x 25mm wide blade

  • 1 Crowbar - 700mm long/2.5kg

  • 1 Drill (cordless with rotary action only) 12V

  • 1 Drill bit (10mm diameter jobber - HSS / HSCO / Carbide)

  • Flurocarbon based freeze spray - 400ml

  • 1 Gas torch (Butane / Propane)

  • 1 Hacksaw plus 2 HSS blades

  • 1 Hammer - 300mm long/1.8kg 

  • 1 Pad saw plus 2 HSS blades

  • 1 Scissor jack - 1500kg capacity, 100mm minimum retracted, 200mm stroke

  • Wood chisels - 250mm long x 25mm wide blade

  • Optional bimetal padsaw/hacksaw blades

     

Tool Set Category D

  • 1 "A-tool" lock puller - 500mm long

  • 1 Bolt cutter - 500mm long

  • 1 Circular saw (cordless) - 18V d.c/200mm diameter with 3 blades

  • 1 Disc grinder (cordless)* - 18 V d.c with 3 cutting discs

  • 1 Drill (cordless with rotary action only) - 18 V d.c*

  • 5 Drill bits (13mm diameter jobber - HSS / HSCO / Masonry)

  • 1 Felling/fire axe - 900mm long/4.5kg

  • 1 General purpose saw

  • 1 Hole saw - 50mm diameter

  • 1 Hooligan bar - 760mm long

  • 1 Jigsaw (cordless) 18V d.c with 3 HSS / HSCO / Carbide blades* 1 Sledgehammer - 900mm long/4.5kg

  • Steel wedges - 150mm long

  • 1 Tube - 75mm diameter x 500mm long

    *Complete with one spare power pack


LPS 1175 Security Ratings Explained

Security Rating Classification Description Tool Category  Maximum Working Time (minutes) Maximum Test Duration (minutes)
A1 (SR1)  An opportunist attack by bodily physical force and by stealth using Category A hand tools.  A 1 10
B3 (SR2)  A more determined opportunist attack employing tools from Category A and Category B.  B 3 15
C5 (SR3) Deliberate forced entry of protected premises using tools from category A, Category B and Category C which includes battery powered tools.  C  5  20
D10 (SR4)  Experienced attempts at forced entry with higher level tools, including those in Category A, Category B, Category C and Category D plus felling axe, sledgehammer, steel wedges, drill, disc grinder, jigsaw, etc.  D 10 30
E10 (SR5)  A serious attempt at forced entry with top end battery power cutting tools used by fire and rescue teams plus tools from Category A, Category B, Category C and Category D.  E 10 30
F10 (SR6)    F 10 30
G10 (SR7)    G 10 30
H20 (SR8)    H 20 60

where to use lps 1175 certified fencing

The LPS 1175 standard for fencing and gates is specified across a wide range of applications, including:

  • Residential
  • Education
  • Transport hubs and logistics
  • Utilities
  • Commercial businesses
  • Manufacturing and industrial properties
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Data centres and critical infrastructure.
  • Product

    Security Ratings Guide

    Our Security Ratings Guide contains all the key information about security ratings and Issue 8 in a handy, user-friendly PDF format. Download your free copy here.

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