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LPS 1175 Security Ratings Explained

LPCB - The Loss Prevention Certification board. 

The LPCB is a technical approvals issuing body that tests products under the Building Regulations, Construction Products Directive and other European legislation. It is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) against the following standards:

  • EN45011 product certification
  • EN45012 management systems certification
  • EN45013 certification

The LPCB tests and approves products against LPS 1175 ‘Requirements and Testing Procedures for the LPCB Approval and Listing of Burglary Resistant Building Components, Strongpoints and Security Enclosures’. This evaluates the resistance to burglary offered by various physical security products.

Tests on security products are carried out under laboratory conditions using attack times and tools defined by the security rating that the product is suitable for (see table below). Thus risk and result are correlated to the tools used and the time that it takes for security to be breached using those tools.

What the ratings are:

LPS1175 Security Rating 5 - tool category D+ SR5 rated doors are tested to withstand a determined attempt at forced entry using 18 volt cordless tools, powered disc cutters, a reciprocating saw as well as tools in categories A to C.

LPS1175 Security Rating 4 - tool category D Under this rating doors are tested to withstand an experienced attempt at forced entry using tools which include 12 volt cordless powered hand tools, disc grinders, circular saws, power drills, jig saws, a sledge hammer, a felling axe, hole saws, plate shears, bolt cutters, steel wedges and hooligan bar.

LPS1175 Security Rating 3 - tool category C Under this rating doors are tested to withstand a deliberated attempt at forced entry using bodily physical force and a wide selection of tools including axe, cold chisels, brick bolsters, crow bar, lump hammer and cordless drill.

LPS1175 Security Rating 2 - tool category B Hinged doors and shutters certified to these security standards have resisted a series of professional attacks, each lasting up to 2 minutes using a variety of handtools such as hammers, levers, screwdriver, steel tube and shears.

LPS1175 Security Rating 1 - tool category A Hinged doors and shutters certified to these security standards have resisted a series of professional attacks, each lasting up to 1 minute using a variety of handtools such as levers, screwdrivers, spanners and punches.

What the rating mean:

LPS Level of Security Tools used Typer of Attack
LPS 1175 Rating 1 A Opportunist attack by bodily physical force stealth using minimal tools
LPS 1175 Rating 2 B Determined opprtunist attack but bilily physical force using tools with high mechanical advantages
LPS 1175 Rating 3 C Deliberate forced entry of well protected premises using bodily physical force and wide selection of attack options
LPS 1175 Rating 4 D Experianced attempts at forced entry
LPS 1175 Rating 5 D + Experianced attempts at forced entry with upgraded tools
LPS 1175 Rating 6 E professional attempts at forced entry into higher value storage areas, generally after breaching the security of the premises containing the storage area. 

 

Tool Category A 

  • Adhesive Tape
  • 1 Cable Cutter
  • Fishing Line
  • Plastic Coupon
  • Glass Cutter
  • Hexahon Wrenches
  • Hooks
  • Knife
  • Leaver
  • Pilers
  • Punches
  • Rope
  • Screwdriver
  • Socket Set
  • Spanners
  • Traction Screws
  • Tweezers
  • Wire
  • WD40
  • Wood/ Plastic Wedges

Tool Category B  (Including Category A)

  • Bolt Cutters
  • Claw Hammer
  • Drill bit
  • Hand Drill
  • Junior Hacksaw
  • Metal Plate Shears
  • Multiple Slip Joint Wrench
  • Pilers
  • Screwdriver
  • Socket Set
  • Tube

Tool Category C (Including Category A, B)

  • Axe
  • Bolt Cutters
  • Bricks
  • Cold Chisels
  • Crowbar
  • Drill
  • Drill bit
  • Gas Tourch
  • Hacksaw
  • Hammer
  • Scissior  Jack
  • Wood Chisels

Tool Category D (Including Category A, B, C)

  • Lock Pilers
  • Bolt Cutters
  • Disc Grinder
  • Drill
  • Multiple Drill Bits
  • Fire Axe
  • Saw
  • Hole Saw
  • Hooligan Bar
  • K-Tool Lock Remover
  • Plate Shears
  • Sledgehammer
  • Steel Wedges

Tool Category D+ (Including Category A, B, C, D)

  • Lock Puller
  • Bolt Cutters
  • Circular Saw
  • Disc Grinder
  • Drill
  • Multiple Drill Bits
  • Saw
  • Hole Saw
  • Lock Remover
  • Plate Shears
  • Sledgehammer
  • Reciprocating Saw

Tool Category E (Including Category A, B, C, D, D+)

  • Circular Saw
  • Disc Grinder
  • Drill
  • Multiple Drill bits
  • Glasmaster Saw
  • Hole Saw
  • Reciprocation Saw
  • Sledgehammer
  • Wood Boring Spade Bits

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