Test – Mechanical Security Equipment – DIN 18104-1, DIN 18104-2

DIN 18104-1 specifies the requirements for mechanical surface-mounted security equipment, DIN 18104-2 the requirements for additional burglar resistant products

Every 9 minutes there is a burglary in Germany. Windows, doors and other components are a popular target. The building sector is therefore showing great interest in mechanical security equipment. ift Rosenheim carries out tests on all types of burglar resistant products and takes over the selection of test specimens as well as the coordination of a test programme.

Products in detail

The test can be carried out on the following products:

Burglar resistant products, that are installed afterwards in the rebate of door and window elements, additional burglar resistant products for windows and doors.

All advantages at a glance

Prompt issuance of test documentation and verifications

Subsequent certification and possibility of inclusion in the police KPK list

The tests of mechanical security equipment consist of static loads and a manual test with tools on the window or door element or also in a special device.

During the static test, the component is pressed with a defined force in the opening direction.

The manual test is carried out by a test engineer with a specific set of tools within a given resistance time. There must not be a "accessible opening".

What we need for the test

  • Required test specimens: Component, installed ready for operation in a surround frame. Two identical test specimens are required for the test.
  • Required documents: 
    • Drawing of test specimen as pdf
    • Description of test specimen (Template comes from ift Rosenheim)
    • Drawings and installation instructions
Burglary test rig 3.5 x 3.5 m in Rosenheim
Burglary test rig in Rosenheim (5 m x 5 m)
Burglary test rig 5 x 5 m in Rosenheim
Burglary test rig in Rosenheim (3.5 m x 3.5 m)
Burglary test rig in a hall with double tyres in front of it
Burglary test rig - Location ift West (4.3 m x 2.1 m)