What is LPS 1175 and do I need it?

When investing in security windows and doors it is important to know the industry standards so that the products you purchase best suit the needs of your property. As well as ensuring security of your home this can also mean you do not overpay for unnecessary levels of security.

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What is LPS 1175?

LPS 1175 is the security standard certification to show LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) approval. This involves a list of intruder resistant building components such as a window or door.

The standards provided by LPCB indicate the security level of external security equipment. If valuable assets or confidential information is on your property then investing in LPCB certified security equipment is well worth it to ensure the safety.

LPS testing has been formulated by the LPCB with input from the UK government, insurers and police forces. Investing in a security window or door will provide guaranteed levels of protection.

8 different ratings are used within the LPS 1175 certification. The higher the rating, the more protection you will receive. To know which is best for you, you will need to consider the threats your building may face.

What is LPS 1175?

LPS 1175 is the security standard certification to show LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) approval. This involves a list of intruder resistant building components such as a window or door.

The standards provided by LPCB indicate the security level of external security equipment. If valuable assets or confidential information is on your property then investing in LPCB certified security equipment is well worth it to ensure the safety.

LPS testing has been formulated by the LPCB with input from the UK government, insurers and police forces. Investing in a security window or door will provide guaranteed levels of protection.

8 different ratings are used within the LPS 1175 certification. The higher the rating, the more protection you will receive. To know which is best for you, you will need to consider the threats your building may face.

LPS 1175 SR1, SR2 & SR3

The lowest level of security is SR1, meaning the window or door must be able to withstand opportunistic attempts at forced entry using minimal tools. These tools include handheld items such as spanners and knives.

SR2 has been set for a more determined opportunistic attack and the window or door must be able to withstand a 3 minute attack with tools such as hand drills and junior hacksaws.

For your window or door to pass SR3, it must be able to withstand a 5 minute attack with typical equipment used by a thief. These tools include crowbars, hammers and gas torches.

LPS 1175 SR4 to SR8

If your door needs to be certified to SR4 and SR5 standards then it must resist attempts at forced entry for a duration of 10 minutes. These tests include tools such as drills, jigsaws, reciprocating saws and cordless disc grinders.

SR6, SR7 and SR8 provide the ultimate protection against intruders. Products made to pass SR6 need to be able to withstand 10 minutes of attack from most mains-powered tools. Products have not been developed for SR7 and SR8 as the Ministry of Defence are happy with the amount of security provided with SR4 testing. It is very rare for manufacturers to receive requests for anything higher than SR4.

LPS 1175 is most often associated with high level security for commercial and government buildings that house highly sensitive information or assets. It is not a requirement for residential glazing. 

LPS 1175 SR4 to SR8

If your door needs to be certified to SR4 and SR5 standards then it must resist attempts at forced entry for a duration of 10 minutes. These tests include tools such as drills, jigsaws, reciprocating saws and cordless disc grinders.

SR6, SR7 and SR8 provide the ultimate protection against intruders. Products made to pass SR6 need to be able to withstand 10 minutes of attack from most mains-powered tools. Products have not been developed for SR7 and SR8 as the Ministry of Defence are happy with the amount of security provided with SR4 testing. It is very rare for manufacturers to receive requests for anything higher than SR4.

LPS 1175 is most often associated with high level security for commercial and government buildings that house highly sensitive information or assets. It is not a requirement for residential glazing.