Burglar Resistant Construction Products
ESSA: Active in the field of burglar resistant construction products (EN 1627, EN 1628, EN 1629, EN 1630)
The type tests on burglar resistant construction products contain:
- resistance under static loading (EN 1628)
- resistance under dynamic loading (EN 1629)
- manual burglary attempts (EN 1630)
The resistance classes RC 1, RC 2 and RC 3 are intended to address the levels of attack normal associated with the casual or opportunist burglar. Resistance classes RC 4, RC 5 and RC 6 are associated with more experienced and professional type burglar.
The type test and certification of mechanical security equipment is based on the DIN 18104-1 and DIN 18104-2.
The ESSA is official CEN Liaison organization for burglar resistant construction products to support the interests of its members in standardization. ESSA particulary supports the "one-stop-testing/one-stop-certification" concept in Europe. Therefore ESSA also has regular contact to manufacturers, institutions and recognised laboratories in several European countries.