Topic: General Chatter
TS 007 security Standard - Cannock Locksmiths
Lately you may have noticed a few locks on your jobs that are stamped with stars alongside the BS Kitemark. Heres one i removed last week: Its an Era Thumbturn BS stamped with a single star.
So whats the crack?
This is part of the TS007 Standard developed by Secured by Design alongside the DHF (Door & Hardware federation) and GGF (Glass & Glazing Federation) whereby locks and door hardware are graded in terms of their protection against destructive attacks and unauthorised opening.
This standard is being adopted by a lot of home insurance companies that require main external doors to meet a minimum of a 3 star rating.
So how is a ts007 3 star rating achieved?
To achieve this a door needs a combination of star rated security products with a sum of three stars or more, ie:
- 1 star lock cylinder with 2 star handle
- 3 star cylinder with normal spec handle
I have compiled a short list of some examples of TS007 rated products but by no means all of them**
**Update: Since this was originally written most major manufacturers have followed suit and have a range of 1-3 star cylinders now available.
1 Star Products
ERA 1 Star Cylinders
Cisa Astral S Cylinders
Yale Kitemark Cylinders
Yale Anti-Snap Cylinders
Magnum aka Yale Superior Cylinders
Brisant BS Cylinders
2 Star Products
ERA 2 Star Handles
Yale Platinum Handles
3 Star Products
ERA Vectis Multipoint lock
Mul-T-Lock Break Secure 3* Cylinder
Avocet ABS Cylinders