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Thanks to its level of burglary-resistant performance, Bunkerkit is particularly suited for the construction of reinforced secure technical chambers, safety locks or protected storage and working areas.

Bunkerkit is tested in accordance with European standards EN 1627-1630 RC3, RC4, RC5 and RC6.
It is also A2P RC3, RC4 and RC5 certified.

Compliant with European standards

The classification of standards EN 1627-1630 is a single benchmark at European level for assessing the performance of joinery fittings intended to prevent forced entry.

These standards offer a classification system made up of six categories (1 to 6 in increasing order of burglary resistance) and describe the test methods used to assess the resistance of these elements to static and dynamic pressure, as well as to manual attempted burglary.

Standard EN 1627-1630 describes the means (force, tools, duration, etc.) implemented in order to bore a hole with defined minimum dimensions.

Approved test laboratories

Bunkerkit has passed stringent tests conducted by approved laboratories. The burglary resistance tests according to standard EN 1627-1630 were carried out by the laboratory of the CSTC (Belgian Scientific and Technical Centre for the Construction sector) and by the CNPP (French National Prevention and Protection Centre).

Certification tests

Resistance to static pressure (EN 1628)

The doors, windows and partitions are subjected to a force exerted by a machine at various more ‘sensitive’ points.

This pressure is 3 kN for classes 1 and 2, 6 kN for class 3, 10 kN for class 4, and 15 kN for classes 5 and 6. By way of comparison, 10 kN is more or less equivalent to a load of 1,020 kg.

Resistance to dynamic pressure (EN 1629)

The resistance to dynamic pressure is assessed by aiming a mass of 50 kg at three impact points. For classes 1 and 2, the release distance is 450 mm; for class 3 it is 750 mm. For classes 4 and above, the standard does not provide for any tests under dynamic pressure, as the resistance under static pressure is very high and sufficient.

Resistance to manual attempted burglary (EN1630)

Unlike ballistic resistance which is subject to a performance requirement, here it is the means that are of paramount importance. The standard describes the means (force, tools, duration, etc.) implemented in order to bore a hole with defined minimum dimensions. The tests are passed if the template objects (a rectangle, an ellipse and a circle) are unable to pass through any openings made during the test within the allocated time.

During this test, the ‘attackers’ are given a different set of tools for each class.