DHF: insurance sector’s hard stand on home robberies
The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has welcomed the insurance plan sector’s early approval of a brand-new domestic door safety standard built to defeat a trend of property burglaries.
A significant United kingdom insurance provider is advising it’s domestic insurance policy holders to choose TS 007-rated security for their entry doors. TS 007 security provides resistant against cylinder breaking as well as other types of lock attack that are simply being found in household break-ins.
Currently the DHF, which signifies the UK’s leading producers of locks as well as door hardware, is calling on other insurance companies to follow along with the insurance company’s lead in addition to encourage their policy owners to upgrade their door security. Mentioned Michael Skelding, gm and secretary of the DHF:
“Cylinder snapping is an increasing difficulty and many homes are at risk using this type of lock attack.
“The DHF produced the TS 007 regular, working together with the Glass & Glazing Federation, BSI, Secured by Design along with other industry organisations. We’ve been liaising carefully with the RISCAuthority, the insurance-backed organisation which supports best practice within the protection of home and business.
“RISCAuthority recommended TS 007 along with other standards developed by the locking mechanism industry in their current Guidance to Occupiers publication. We welcome the insurance coverage company’s early ownership of the RISCAuthority guidelines and also we’re confident some other insurance companies will follow their example.”
Cylinder snapping exploits a weakness within the Eurocylinder typically used in locks found in doors made from PVC-u and composite materials, which make up the bulk of household entry doors in the united kingdom. It’s a technique that allows burglars to break into a house within mere seconds.
A variety of TS 007 lock cylinders as well as door handles is available which are certified by the BSI Kitemark. Security to the TS 007 standard can be achieved by either a combination of a TS 007 cylinder (marked with one star) and TS 007 security door furniture such as a strengthened door handle (marked with 2 stars); or perhaps a “super cylinder” (marked with three stars) that effectively avoids snap attack without the need to fit in further door hardware. In the two cases, exactly the same degree of resistant against attack is provided.