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What are SR Standards, and how do they apply to my businesses security shutters?

When it comes to securing your business premises, it is essential that the solution you choose matches the correct level required for your insurance cover, as well as your peace of mind. The responsibility for establishing these standards rests with the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB), who certify security systems and technology and ensure that they meet specific standards via specific testing. It’s important to understand what are SR standards, and how they apply to rollershutters. 

The LPS (Loss Prevention Standard) 1175 – Issue 7* test specifies tools the shutter must resist against (e.g. crowbars, bolt cutters, hacksaws, etc.), and the time the shutter must resist attempted entry for.

You can download the full specification and list of attack tools here.

*The ‘issue number’ here refers to the version of the LPS test, with 7 being the most current. Be aware that some shutters may have been tested to LPS 1175, but not necessarily to the most recent test issue.

what are sr standards

What are SR Standards? How do they apply to security rolling shutters? 

Depending on the product’s performance in this test, it’s given a certification.  Obexion offer security products between SR2-SR5 certification. So how do we define these certifications? And what are their typical applications?

SR2

Based upon medium domestic risk and lower commercial risk. Products certified to this level provide a level of resistance to opportunist attempts at forced entry, using bodily physical force and a range of hand tools, including those that create noise.

SR3

Based on a low commercial risk. Products certified to this level provide a moderate resistance to determined attempts of force using a bodily force and a wide range of hand tools with greater mechanical advantage, including those that create noise.

SR4

Based on a medium commercial risk. Products certified to this level provide resistance to experienced determined attempts at forced entry using a wide range of hand tools and battery power tools, with a disregard for noise created.

SR5

Based on a high commercial and mission critical risk. Products certified to this level provide resistance to experienced determined attempts at forced entry for extended periods of time, using a range of powerful battery tools lasting up to 10 minutes.

 

So which SR Standard do I need?

If you are unsure what standard you require and what typical applications they have, download our helpful guide on SR Standards for more details.

 

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