This is a sponsored article by Window Ware
From TS007 certified to PAS 24: 2016 compliant, we’ve got quality hardware to fortify doors and satisfy standards.
With National Home Security Month happening this October and the nights drawing in fast, autumn is traditionally the time when homeowners think about battening down the hatches and fortifying their properties against burglars and bad weather.
For locksmiths, fabricators and contractors, however, security isn’t a seasonal concern but a year-round requirement. Anyone retrofitting an existing door must now ensure that the cylinder and handle they’re fitting always meet the 3-star TS007 certification. This standard was specifically developed to address the rising number of break-ins and aims to deliver maximum protection against five common forms of cylinder attack, including drilling, snapping, plug extraction, picking and bumping.
The standard relates to both the cylinder and protective door furniture. The goal is to meet the highest 3-star rating and this can be achieved by mixing and matching TS007 complaint hardware to add up to those magic 3 stars. For instance, you could combine a 1 star cylinder with a 2-star security door handle or simply use a standalone 3-star cylinder – job done! It’s easy to recognise security hardware as most products will display a 1-, 2- or 3-star rating and/or the TS007 Kitemark.
Door manufacturers are bound by comparable safety and security levels. Document Q of Building Regulations requires that complete door assemblies (including the door, frame and locks) in new build properties are rated to PAS24: 2016 and complete lock assemblies rated to BS and PAS 3621/8621/10621 and DHF/GGF TS007.
Window Ware stocks a range of security hardware from some of the biggest, most trusted brands to help locksmiths and fabricators meet the very latest requirements.
If you’re looking for a one-hit instant solution to meeting the TS007 3* standard, then Yale’s TS007 3* Platinum cylinder is just the job and won’t need any additional security furniture to meet certification. The cylinder is TS007: 2014 3* and BSEN1303: 2005 approved and has been awarded the Kitemark. Its anti-snap design features a sacrificial front section which breaks off under attack to leave the rest of the cylinder intact and the door securely locked. Specialised side pins and unique multi shear-line technology provides resistance against bumping and lock picking, while hardened steel and a central bridge within the cylinder delivers superior strength and protection against attack.
If budgets are tight, you might want to consider combining Trojan’s stainless steel high-security TS007 2* door handle with a 1* cylinder like the Eurospec MPX6 high security cylinder. This competitively-priced product pairing not only saves you money, but still meets Document Q requirements AND provides a clear visual deterrent to burglars offering added peace of mind to your customers. Trojan’s 10-year mechanical guarantee, 25-year anti-corrosion guarantee and patented anti-dropping handle design means this door furniture should be looking good and working perfectly for years to come.
The Trojan TS007 2* handle is available in available in white, gold and chrome in 220- or 240mm back plates.
About Window Ware
Window Ware is one of the UK’s leading distributors of window and door hardware, tools, fixings and consumables to the fenestration market. The company is renowned for supplying some of the best-known, most trusted brands like Yale, MACO, Trojan, Xpert, Greenwood Airvac and RW Simon, all backed by excellent next-day service and unrivalled expertise. Find out more and browse their product online at www.windowware.co.uk.
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