LPS 1175

BRE LPS1175 Physical attack testing standard

BRE LPS1175 Physical attack testing standard

LPS 1175 is a standard developed by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) in the UK, which specifies the performance requirements and testing procedures for intruder-resistant building components, strongpoints, and security enclosures.

LPS 1175 focuses on assessing the resistance of physical security products to unauthorized access attempts, such as forced entry, vandalism, and burglary.

Key aspects of LPS 1175 include:

  1. Defining various security performance levels (from SR1 to SR8) based on the tools and time required to breach a security barrier or door, specifying the test methods for evaluating the resistance of products to different types of attacks, and categorising products based on their tested performance levels. The standard covers a wide range of security products, including doors, windows, grilles, barriers, and fencing, providing a comprehensive framework for assessing the security performance of these items.
  2. Compliance with LPS 1175 is important for manufacturers, specifiers, and end-users of security products as it demonstrates that the products have undergone rigorous testing and meet the required standards for intruder resistance. By selecting LPS 1175-certified products, stakeholders can enhance the security of their premises, assets, and occupants, protecting them from potential security breaches and unauthorised access attempts. The standard is widely recognized in the security industry and provides a trusted reference point for ensuring the effectiveness and reliability of security solutions.
  3. Both the basic and Super ARX Security fence system has been tested and accredited with the A1 (SR1) and B3 (SR2) ratings meaning that any low-level attack using toolsets A and/or B will delay the intruders allowing time for security personnel to attend the attack areas (see tool and time delay matrix below).  
  4. A link to the ARX Security (Knoxford Ltd) BRE LPS1175 certification on the Redbook Live website is at https://www.redbooklive.com/product-listing/40781