Burglary resistance

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20131107_Heinen-picto anti-effraction-rvbActs of vandalism do not affect any two people in the same way. Acts of vandalism have also been evolving over time in keeping with the security measures in place and the technology available, as well as with the social and political climate!


On the other hand, acts of vandalism can be facilitated by the negligent and even undisciplined behaviour of people within a company.




This means that security measures protecting against vandalism now derive from the security strategy chosen by the company, which is aware that there is no such thing as zero risk and that the ultimate risk is dependent on the weakest security link in the premises being protected.

Three strategic elements


Designing protection measures against acts of vandalism involves analysing three strategic elements:


1. Risks of vandalism

2. Potential perpetrators of acts of vandalism

3. Security system selected


These determine the definitive security level


1) Identifying risks of vandalism


  • Vandalism
  • Burglary
  • Armed attack
  • Deception
  • Industrial espionage and sabotage
  • Riots
  • Acts of terrorism
  • Etc…

2) Who are the potential perpetrators of these acts?


Aspects of the different acts of vandalism:


Minor offence

Professional offence

Major crime


No risk

Group involved
Past experience
Precise targets

Group involved


Physical force
Light tools

Manual drilling tools
Small electrical tools

Huge resources
(people and equipment)

3) Designing your security system


Protecting yourself against acts of vandalism involves combining various components that you have available in such a way as to reduce the extent of the risks in the protection chain, and also dividing the premises up into areas and/or security zones.


Complete set of protection systems:






You must remember that the weakest link ultimately determines the security level.



EN 1627, 1628, 1629, 1630

Test standards for burglary resistance


  • Static and dynamic loading tests are carried out, as well as manual burglary attempts
  • In Belgium, they may be carried out at ANPI, the laboratory accredited by BOSEC
  • There are six classes for burglary attempts:

Overview of test times and tools under EN 1627

Class 1:
Physical force only


Class 2:
Physical force + simple tools


Class 3:
Tools such as crowbars etc.


Class 4:
Use of axes, hammers, heavier levers etc.


Class 5:
Experienced burglars are familiar with the door and use small electrical tools, in addition to the options in the previous classes


Class 6:
Same as for Class 5, plus the use of hydraulic and electrical tools

Each class is designed to resist a particular set of tools over a certain period of time



Compliance with NF P20-551 and NF P20-320


Test standards for burglary resistance
  • The tests involve manual burglary attempts
  • They are carried out at CNPP de Vernon, the only accredited laboratory
  • There are 3 categories:

– Level 5 cat. A

– Level 5 cat. A, B

– Level 5 cat. A, B, B+




Compliance with the PSA requirement in the UK

Military standard
  • The tests involved people
  • They are carried out by the DOE
  • Classification obtained by Heinen for the 12-min. door



Heinen offers you a joint analysis of your security requirements based on your security situation, company strategy in this area and a cost/risk analysis.


Offering the widest range of doors on the market, your Heinen solution will safeguard the protection of both your staff and production assets.


Range of burglary-resistant doors


Modular solutions that can be tailored to incidents ranging from minor offences to terrorist acts and major crime.


Tableaux antieffraction EN-1  Tableaux antieffraction EN-2


Tailor-made to your spec to provide our standard


  • Performance guaranteed by real tests and feedback, including testing the resistance on the hinge side and against high-power tools
  • Easy manoeuvrability guaranteed
  • Hinge adjustment system
  • Numerous types of fittings, including remote surveillance and access control equipment (without detracting from performance), with the replenishment of fittings guaranteed for 10 years
  • Option to install burglary-resistant glazing
  • Lowest overall cost on the market guaranteed

Combination of performance features

Thanks to their modular structure based on Metal+, Heinen burglary-resistant products can also have other performance features combined and added to them, such as:






Access control fittings

  • OVERLOCK (developed by Heinen)
    Combined with an automatic burglary-resistant lock, Overlock allows unlocking for access control
  • Motorised locking system
  • Control access lock
  • Multi-point control access lock
  • Holding magnets
  • Motorised cylinder

Remote surveillance fittings


  • Door leaf position indicator
  • Integrated magnetic contact
  • Locking bolt position indicator
  • Roller-arm micro-switch integrated into a burglary-resistant lock
  • Door leaf state indicator
  • opper electric circuit fitted under the door leaf’s surface plate