What Do Security Ratings Mean?

Each window and door from Hedgehog Aluminium Systems is tested to show its resistance to forced entry. But what do these different testing results actually mean? From Secured by Design or Resistance Class 2 we explain what your security rating actually means.

New Build Homes Now Require PAS 24!

New Build Homes Now Require PAS 24!

Peace of Mind Security

Peace of Mind Security

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Durable Aluminium Framing

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Integrated Locking and Handles

WK2/RC2 is standard Burglar Resistance

WK2/RC2 is standard Burglar Resistance

PAS 24 for Enhanced Security Performance

PAS 24 for Enhanced Security Performance

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Impressive 10 Year Guarantee

‘Secured by Design’

‘Secured by Design’

We are FENSA Certified

We are FENSA Certified

PAS 24 security testing is the most advanced security testing method used on residential windows and doors. It is also the base testing method for windows and doors to be classed as ‘Secured by Design’.

All our windows and doors with PAS 24 accreditation go through a rigorous testing procedure at an independent testing facility. The testing procedure is carried out to British Standard PAS 24 (previously known as BS 7950) and is designed to assess the security performance of external doors and windows to frequent methods of attack or forced entry.

PAS 24 security testing is the most advanced security testing method used on residential windows and doors. It is also the base testing method for windows and doors to be classed as ‘Secured by Design’.

All our windows and doors with PAS 24 accreditation go through a rigorous testing procedure at an independent testing facility. The testing procedure is carried out to British Standard PAS 24 (previously known as BS 7950) and is designed to assess the security performance of external doors and windows to frequent methods of attack or forced entry.

Our manufacturing facility also has to be inspected by a third party to ensure that the manufacturing process and management of the facility are deemed to be performing to the highest possible standards. This is to ensure that the manufacture of all of our windows and doors from the factory line will be uniform to the window and door set that was tested.

A WK2/RC2 standard is normal for most rear patio and access doors and shows that the doors or windows have been tested for protection against physical force and small tools such as a screwdriver, pliers or wedges.

The European testing standard EN 1627 tests these doors and windows against standard methods of forced entry under a time scale, determining how secure each window or door is against forced entry. The resulting RC or WK test result shows that these patio doors will provide protection against forced entry.

It is worth noting that all new build homes in England and Wales are required to use windows that have been tested to PAS 24:2012. Luckily for you all of Hedgehog Aluminium System’s windows are fully tested and adhere to the rigours requirements of PAS 24 testing so you don’t have to worry!

The European testing standard EN 1627 tests these doors and windows against standard methods of forced entry under a time scale, determining how secure each window or door is against forced entry. The resulting RC or WK test result shows that these patio doors will provide protection against forced entry.

It is worth noting that all new build homes in England and Wales are required to use windows that have been tested to PAS 24:2012. Luckily for you all of Hedgehog Aluminium System’s windows are fully tested and adhere to the rigours requirements of PAS 24 testing so you don’t have to worry!

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