Break out resistance, protection against vandalism, fire and suicide

There is no own testing standard to check the break out resistance of products. Because of this SAELZER tests its doors, windows and grills from both sides according to the standard for forced entry resistance DIN EN 1627-1630 (see table below).

The security products are constructed very solid so they offer also protection against vandalism attacks. Furthermore they are reliable and durable even by high mechanical use.
Our break out resistant products avoid suicide and injuries. For example, the profiles and glazing beads of METAS® cell window are rounded and flush, the hardware is installed concealed and no handle is necessary.
Furthermore is our prison cell door series S4Z tested according to the guidelines for prison doors of the federal state Saxony-Anhalt. The steel door series S4 and the steel tube door SECUFIRE® protect additionally against fire and smoke (EI90 / T90 or EI45 / T30, S200). The doors were tested with the high security locks, which are prescribed for prison and forensic facilities.

The SAELZER break out resistant products:

  • Cell doors
  • Steel door
  • METAS® cell window
  • SECUFIRE® door
  • SECUFIRE® window
  • OXIR® grills


» Technical data

Extract from DIN EN 1627-1630 in accordance with DIN EN 356
Façades / windows / doors / shutters Glass Description testing tools Duration of the test
RC 1N ---- Protection: the attacker using his own body as the attack vector. ----
RC 2N ---- Additional: simple tool for example screwdriver, pipe wrench, wedges, jig saw, pad saw, hack saw 3-15min
RC 2 P4 A
3 x steel ball drop test from 9.0 m height
Additional: simple tool for example screwdriver, pipe wrench, wedges, jig saw, pad saw, hack saw 3-15min
RC 3 P5 A
9 x steel ball drop from 9.0 m height
Additional: hand drill, second screwdriver and crowbar 5-20min
RC 4 P6 B
31-50 axe blows
Additional: saws, power tools i.e. axe, crowbar, hammer, battery drill, chisel, hacksaw 10-30min
RC 5 P7 B
51-70 axe blows
Additional: electric power tools such as drill, jigsaw, sabre saw, angle grinder 15-40min
RC 6 P8 B
Über 70 axe blows
Additional: more efficient electric power tools than class RC 5 20-50min


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