Warrior Doors passes new LPS 2081 testing with flying colours
At Warrior we are going from strength to strength when it comes to testing and accreditation. We are constantly striving to engineer our doors to provide clients with the assurance that Warrior doors are inherently secure, robust and safe from attack and vandalism.
We are delighted to announce that our latest testing at the BRE has proved a resounding success and our fully glazed stainless steel communal door has been accredited to LPS 2081, as well as achieving Secured by Design certification.
With many years’ experience working closely with the social housing sector, Warrior understands that the specification of doors for this market has different requirements and aspirations than those in the high security sector for example. Communal doors for social housing stock need to be robust enough to stand up to wilful vandalism, misuse, everyday use whilst having the ability to close and lock after repeated attack. It is also vitally important that these communal doors offer virtually zero on-going maintenance other than yearly testing and servicing, ensuring longevity and a cost effective solution to social housing providers.
The BRE and Secured by Design have created a new standard – LPS 2081 – which sits between LPS 1175 Rating 2 and Secured by Design PAS24. LPS 2081 specifically evaluates the resistance to unauthorised access by various physical security products when targeted by intruders using stealth. The standard specifies two grades of security relating to the tools used and the time taken by intruders where they want to avoid making any significant noise.
The noise element is the key to this standard which sets it apart from LPS 1175 and links directly with vandalism and attack which Warrior has found is a major factor for social housing providers, when choosing communal doors for their housing stock.
Warrior’s door was put through the rigorous testing regime for LPS 2081 with managing director, Brett Barratt and the technical team in attendance, at the BRE’s testing centre in Watford last month.
The full day of testing started with the team setting up the frame on a test rig and then assembling the door to the frame, connecting the locks to the control panel. The test procedures were then explained by the BRE and drawings and door measurements confirmed. To complete the set-up, the locks were tested to ensure they were functioning properly and aligned correctly.
Sixteen tests in total were carried out as part of LPS 2081, which focussed on accessing different areas of the door, frame, lock and glass with designated tools and to specific timeframes.
The Warrior door which was tested and awarded LPS 2081 accreditation is fully glazed using 11.5mm anti-bandit glass, with a stainless steel frame, exactly the type of door that is ideal for social housing door specification. The door also comprises a Maglock locking system, ideal again for social housing communal doors. These types of locks are a great solution for this sector as they have no mechanical moving parts, ensuring any malfunction is minimised.
We are really proud that the door has achieved LPS 2081 accreditation, as well as being certified as Secured By Design. It is really important for our social housing clients that we can provide door solutions that are cost effective and particular to their requirements and we are delighted that this new standard has been launched.
Visibility and aesthetics are also vital to door specifier’s, especially communal doors, as visibility reduces crime and makes residents feel safe and more secure. Through R&D, Warrior Doors is constantly working with architects and specifiers to find bespoke solutions to meet their exacting requirements and achieving this new accreditation is a positive step for Warrior and door specification in general.