How to PAS 24 with flying colours!

September 18th 2019| 0 Comments

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How to PAS 24 with flying colours!

If you’re putting your door or window set through PAS 24 security testing, here are our top tips to ensure a pass first-time. By Rob Vaughan, Window Ware's Technical Manager

It pays to talk

First things first, make sure you speak to your Window Ware Area Sales Manager as soon as you set off down the PAS 24 testing path. Regardless of whether you’re seeking certification on doors or windows, this really is the best bit of advice we can give you.

It’s important to remember that just because you’re using PAS 24 compliant hardware in your product, you’re not automatically guaranteed a pass. Correct fabrication is just as important. For example, something as simple as wrong screw choice or a misplaced drainage hole, could create the chink in the armour that causes your whole system to fail. Your ASM will be able to work with you from the outset to recommend the right hardware, provide advice and help fine-tune to give your finished products the very best chance of sucess during testing

Top tips for window testing

  1. Hinge: There isn’t a friction stay on the market that will pass PAS 24 without the addition of a hinge protector. That makes resilient little devices like the new Stay-Guard from GT Window Products an essential component on your window. Made of strong, rust-resistant high-tensile steel and available in different stack heights, the Stay-Guard protects any friction stay from attack.
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  2. Lock: We have an extensive range of locking systems that have already been used in PAS 24 testing. The Yale Encloser and the MACO Reverse Action Inline Lock both suitable for PVCu, aluminium and timber profiles, the Kenrick Nemesis specifically designed for aluminium systems or the SBD-approved Cotswold Sinidex security window lock. Whatever material you're testing, you can be confident Window Ware will have a solution.
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  3. Glass: If you want to be sure your windows will stand up to the manipulation tests, make sure you fit glass retention devices like the effective, affordable Snap-Lock from GT Window Products. Fitted properly, they make life much harder for opportunistic burglars trying to gain entry by removing the glass unit from the sash. Snap-Lock is compatible to both windows and doors alike.
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Top tips for door testing

  1. Hinge: The change in PAS 24 which reduced the amount of deflection allowed down to 50mm from 100mm has meant many hinges require additional support. We recommend fitting the Quad-Guard from GT Window Products. A simple but effective device that requires no additional routing to give extra support on the hinge side.
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  2. Letterbox: We offer the Yale Postmaster Professional TS 008 Approved Letterplate, which offers excellent weather performance and is backed up by a 10 year mechanical guarantee.
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  3. Cylinder: The minimum requirement for PAS 24 compliance is a 3-star TS007 solution. You can achieve this grade in several ways, either by combining hardware like the Trojan TS007 2-star security handle 220mm backplate or 240mm backplate with a 1-star cylinder or by fitting the excellent Yale TS007 3-star platinum cylinder.
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These are just some of the things you can do to improve the security performance of your door and window assemblies with PAS 24 certification in mind. Talk to your Area Sales Manager today to find out more about any of the products featured in this article, as well as tap into practical expertise to help support you through PAS 24 testing.