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Keeping Your Building Secure and Insured – With Insurance Rated Roller Shutters

If you have an entrance to your business property that needs a roller shutter door, then you need to be certain that the door meets a certain standard. Not only does this protect your business premises from intruders but it can also be a stipulation of insurance. So how can our Insureguard products help with this?

LPS certification

One of the first things of note about the insurance rated roller shutter range is that they comply with the LPS 1175 standard. But what does this mean?

The LPS or Loss Prevention Standards are a series of standards created by the Loss Prevention Certification Board or LPCB. This is a leading international certification body in areas of security and also fire protection. The board is recognised around the world by governments and regulatory authorities including across Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

The LPCB approval process means they assess and test products to make sure that they meet the quality standards set in place. These have been decided working with regulators, insurers, designers, manufacturers, installers and engineers. Testing of products takes place in the LPCB’s testing laboratories and approval is subject to regular audits to ensure products are still meeting their high standards.

LPS 1175 Series 7

Our insurance rated range is currently certified to the LPS 1175 standard. This is measured according to two different values:

• The toolset required to overcome a security measure (such as a roller shutter)
• The minimum time required to prevent a forcible entry into a building (through the roller shutter)

This means that the test looks at how long it takes to make an access point that a person could get through using certain tools. It includes looking at the joints and fixings used in the door. The rating is then divided into five different levels:

• SR1 – opportunistic attack with bodily force and some small tools such as screwdrivers or pliers
• SR2 – determined attack with more complex tools like a bolt cutter or a drill
• SR3 – deliberate forced attack using a number of tools including a gas torch, crowbar and chisels
• SR4 – experienced attack using high-level tools such as a sledgehammer, steel wedge, jigsaw
• SR5 – serious attempt at forced entry with top-level tools normally used y emergency services such as circular saws


Roller Shutter Door - IG SR2

Insurance rated roller shutters and their rating

Our range currently has three different roller shutter models in it, each with a different SR rating. The first is SR2 rated, the second is SR3 rated and the top level is SR4 rated. Depending on your business type and location, your insurance company will stipulate what SR rating they require to have on your building and then we can make sure you get the right rated roller shutter. This not only protects the building but ensures your insurance is valid.

To get expert advice on keeping your building secure using our custom roller shutter doors or any of our products, give our team a call on 0800 072 3444 or fill out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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