Since 1998/1999, the Euro Standard EN 1522/3 has been applied Europe-wide and replaced all previous standards regarding bullet resistant testing.
This standard applies to all bulletproof doors, windows, shutters, and all other bulletproof material.
To view the products tested to the EN 1522/3 standard see the below links .
BR6 Guard House Transaction Window Flat fronted Ballistic Window with opening drawer for document transfer.
All of the above can also be manufactured in bespoke sizes.
Bullet Resistant Windows Ballistic windows to resist bullets from 9mm Luger to 7.62 AP
Security Counters and Screens Physical, Ballistic or Blast resisting counters for any application to keep staff secure
Ballistic and Blast Resistant Guard Houses Modular New Build or Upgrading existing. EN1522/3 FB2 to FB7 , NIJ 0108.01 LII to IV UL 752
Armoured Shipping Containers Converted & Armoured New Containers to provide ballistic refuge in case of attack
Bullet Resistant Doors A range of fully tested and certified ballistic single and double doors.
Ballistic Vents/Louvres Bespoke products designed to allow passage of air whilst offering bullet and blast protection
Armoured Steel Ballistic grade steel for incorporation into walls and other security products
Panic Rooms Modular or Certified wall, Window and Doors
Running alongside EN1522/3 is the glazing specification (also available in our Tech Spec section) EN1063. More often than not if the framing requirements state FB4, glazing would be expected to reach the BR4 standard; .44 Magnum calibre weapon.
Besides the type of weapon and the calibre, the EN1522/3 standard also defines the process of a ballistic testing. Classifications range from FB1 to FB7/FSG and can be seen in the accompanying document.
A key point during all tests is whether material or glass on the inside of the product splinters off. For this reason, the test results get the additional remark:
NS =no spall/shatterproof
Other Ballistic Technical Specifications
EN1063 Glass in Building - Security Glazing - Testing and Classification of Resistance Against Bullet Attack
UL752 Standard for Bullet-Resisting Equipment
BS5051 Bullet-resistant glazing - Part 1: for interior use- Part 2: for Exterior use
NIJ 0108.01 US National Institute of Justice Standard-Test and Certification for Ballistic Resistant Materials
GSA-TS01:2003 Standard Test Method for Glazing and Window Systems Subject to Dynamic Overpressure Loadings
EN 13541 Glass in building - Security glazing - Testing and classification of resistance against explosion pressure
EN 13123-2 Windows, doors and shutters - Explosion resistance - Requirements and classification
ISO 16933:2007 Glass in Building -- Explosion-Resistant Security Glazing -- Test & Classification for Arena Air-Blast Loading
UL 10C Positive Fire Pressure Tests of Door Assemblies
EN 1363-1 Fire resistance tests –Part 1: General Requirements
EN 1364-1 Fire resistance tests for non-load-bearing elements – Part 1: Walls
BS 476 Part 22 Fire tests on building materials and structures
EN 1634-1 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware
EN 1627 Pedestrian door-sets, windows, curtain walling, grilles and shutters - Burglar resistance - Requirements and classification
LPS 1270 Requirements & testing procedures for the LPCB approval & Listing of intruder resistant security glazing unit
LPS 1175 Requirements and testing procedures for the LPCB certification and listing of intruder resistant building components, strongpoints, security enclosures and free-standing barriers
EN 356 Glass in building - Security glazing - Testing and classification of resistance against manual attack.
This is an extract not a full report and Architectural Armour Ltd accepts no liability for any loss, direct, indirect or consequential damage incurred by using this information, to the fullest extent permitted by law. You should make your own judgement as regards use of this document and seek out the full test standards.
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