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Doors and Windows Enhanced Security Performance Certification

Demonstrate the security and performance of doors and windows throughout the manufacturing process with enhanced security performance certification.

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Certification helps demonstrate your commitment to providing high integrity products that go above and beyond market requirements. UL provides testing and certification for manufacturers of doors and windows to validate that their products meet enhanced security performance requirements, which may help differentiate their products in the U.K. domestic build market.

The certification scheme for the enhanced security performance of windows and doors meets the requirements for the U.K.’s Secured by Design (SBD) police owned initiative. The scheme aims at reducing crime by adopting crime preventing measures throughout the design and build of new homes. Enhanced security certification is another route to compliance with Approved Document Q of the building regulations. 

Meeting the requirements of SBD certification means domestic windows and residential doors must be tested to meet PAS 24 certification, which is the testing specification for enhanced security performance requirements. Complete windows and doorsets are tested by replicating the forces that would be applied by an opportunistic burglar. The test for enhanced security includes:

  • Hardware manipulation
  • Glazing security assessment
  • Mechanical loading test
  • Manual check test

Obtaining SBD certification also requires factory production control audits before the certificate can be granted.

Why UL?

UL’s testing capabilities for door and window products can help you validate enhanced security performance standards per Secured by Design specifications, helping differentiate your product in the market.

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