The Loss Prevention Standard’s (LPS) were developed when the Loss Prevention Certification Board began over 150 years ago and today are maintained by BRE under the LPCB certification. These standards are in place to ensure that fire and security products perform as effectively as they should, adhering to certain industry specifications.
BRE updated their LPS 1175 standard from Revision 7 to Revision 8 a short while back. Revision 8 looked into the changes in the methods used by criminals for forced entry and also moved the classification to an alpha-numeric system.
The new classification system has been expanded to 48 classifications from the previous 8 classifications of SR1 – SR8. The new classifications are based on the tool kit used and the delayed entry time achieved. The goal is to achieve more meaningful test results from manufacturers and provide a varied choice for customers.
The table below, taken from the BRE website, shows how the old and new methods correlate. The new classification is only applicable to new products and does not affect existing certificates, so our Defender Xtreme products will continue to be sold as SR1 – SR4.
For example if it is stated you would require a C5 rating, you would choose the Defender Xtreme SR3. If a rating of D5 was required you could choose the Defender Xtreme SR4 – which at the D10 level would provide more than enough protection.
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