SÄLZER products offer effective protection against forced entry, burglary and vandalism. Forced entry and break-ins are often a shocking experience. As well as the material losses, your personal space has been invaded, which can have a serious impact on your feeling of safety. Then there is the damage caused to buildings and fixtures, and often the loss of valuable or sensitive data. For companies, events like these can be commercially fatal.
The police recommend forced entry-resistant windows, doors, façades and grilles from SÄLZER.
The key criteria for break-in attempts are:
- the tools used
- the time available
- the type of burglar
Our elements are tested and certified in accordance with the European standard for forced entry resistance DIN EN 1627-1630 by independent testing institutes. The certified complete solutions offer maximum protection against attempted break-ins, even with the strongest tools, and the same level of comfort as unsecured units.
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Only fully tested products offer actual protection in an emergency. All components such as the frame, glazing, fittings and attachments to building structure need to be compatible and withstand break-in tools at all points.Depending on the type of burglar, these include simple tools such as hammers, crowbars and screwdrivers, and powerful electrical tools such as drills and angle grinders.
Unfortunately, insufficient glazing is used in many projects, even in high resistance classes. While resistance classes like RC5 and RC6 define protection against the use of electrical tools such as angle grinders, the standard does not apply this to the glazing, which only needs to be tested with axe blows. SÄLZER uses high-quality glazing here that withstands even the heaviest break-in tools, meaning that the entire system always meets the specified resistance class.
Entrance doors need to provide protection against break-ins and often fulfil the function of an emergency exit door too. These doors in emergency exits and escape routes must be fitted with panic locks in accordance with DIN EN 179 and DIN EN 1125, so that the door can be quickly unlocked and opened in an emergency by simply turning the handle or pushing the panic bar. Releasing this panic function will cause all the locks to retract immediately, which increases the risk of break-in considerably.
SÄLZER also offers the perfect solution for this, with additional security features being used to prevent unauthorised opening of these doors. This includes glazing with polycarbonate layers, a special door threshold and door rebate geometry, as well as special protective fittings and locks. These special fittings guarantee reliable burglar resistance with panic fittings up to class RC5.
Tilted windows letting in fresh air usually compromise forced entry resistance. Even a standard forced entry resistant window in the tilt position can be broken into in less than 10 seconds using simple tools such as screwdrivers.
This is not the case with windows from the SÄLZER SECURON® series. Reinforced stays and additional locking points successfully prevent the window from being lifted out, sawn through or drilled into. The window has been tested and certified in the tilt position in accordance with the European standard in the class RC3. When closed, it provides protection up to class RC5.
SÄLZER products are developed for high security from the outset – and we are also aware of our customers' additional requirements. High security should ideally be concealed, and there are two good reasons for this. Firstly, design and attractive appearance are a high priority in many newbuilds and indeed in beautiful existing buildings too. Secondly, increased security measures can signal to potential burglars that an attack would be worthwhile.
This is why SÄLZER security components are concealed inside the profiles and the overall components blend in seamlessly with unprotected units, despite offering the highest resistance classes.
Even though rigid constructions are required to safeguard against bullets, flexibility is needed when it comes to protecting against explosions, and stability for burglar resistance – completely contradictory requirements that we are able to meet thanks to our specialist expertise.
Bullet resistance up to FB7-NS, forced entry resistance up to RC5, explosion resistance, e.g. for steel doors up to a pressure of 2,750 kPa (27.5 bar) as well as fire and smoke protection up to EI90/S200
Every building project is unique and the perfect high-security solution depends on a number of different factors. Contact us now and we will work out your requirements together, so that you can have the perfect security system and protect what is yours and what is important.