SFS Intec, the hardware specialists, brought up an interesting idea on Friday, with the suggestion that hardware could be judged on an A-G rating, similar to how white goods and indeed windows are judged on their efficiency. The idea being that an A would mean highest security, with G being the least. You can read a full blog post they wrote about it on their website by clicking here. I want to explore this idea.
Simplifying The System
As many of you will know, hardware is currently rated on a TS star rating. The overall rating is worked out by combining a door cylinder and handle. Not everyone is a fan of that system, but within the industry, it has long been the recognised way at measuring the security levels of hardware. But what about this A-G idea?