Current Trends in Burglar Resistance
Status of the revision of EN 1627
The standardisation of burglar-resistant windows, doors and roller shutters has a long tradition in Germany and also in Europe. On the basis of an ift test guideline for burglar-resistant windows, a basis for the evaluation of burglar-resistant doors was already established in 1983 with DIN 18103 and in 1989 with DIN V 18054 a prestandard for burglar-resistant windows was established. Furthermore, a test guideline for the testing of burglar-resistant roller shutters existed since 1991. Both DIN standards as well as the test guideline of the Federal Association of Roller Shutters and Sun Protection then formed the basis for DIN V ENV 1627 et seqq., published in 1999 and known on the market. After 12 years of prestandard period, the prestandard could then become a “real” EN standard in 2011. Now the most important standards series for burglary protection is due to be further developed and revised on a regular basis.