There are currently two European reference standards for ballistics, which cover the testing and classification of resistance to attack by bullets:
EN 1063: for tests on glass in the construction (security glazing).
EN 1522-1523: for tests on windows, doors, shutters and blinds.
These standards include:
The standard regulates a series of parameters to provide a framework for the laboratory tests in order to obtain comparable test results. Ballistic tests have to be conducted following the procedure laid down in standard EN 1522-1523 and by approved official laboratories. We carry out our bulletproof tests in two of those official laboratories:
During EN 1063 tests, the impacts, of which there are three, are directed at the centre of the tested glazing, in such a way as to check the resistance of the element's intrinsic composition. This test also takes place for doors and windows (EN 1522-1523). In addition to this first test, standard EN 1522-1523 checks the joints between the various elements.
An example of completed tests with the various impact points over a sample of frames in a fixed glazed version, a fixed solid version and a hung version follows below.
Each joint will be tested by 3 shots at different points (apart from the lock test and cylinder which are unique).
* this point is not imposed in the standard but for the sake of coherence and rigour, we are setting this test in order to have a complete solution guaranteed to be bulletproof.