PAS 24 is an enhanced security standard which certifies that a door assembly can withstand a series of measured manual and mechanical tests simulating common methods of forced entry. Tests are carried out on a complete door set in its frame with identified points of attack within the specification.
Key differences between Kitemark and PAS 24
The enhanced security BSI kitemark scheme incorporating the additional vulnerability requirements for cylinders covered by BS 3621:2007 and the following elements of attack resistance within EN 1303:2005; Drill resistant Grade 2, torque resistance of plug/cylinder relevant to attack resistance Grade 2 (30 Newtons).
PAS 24 requires all cylinders to be kitemarked. In addition to this, the complete door set in its frame must pass 2 additional cylinder attack; one with a mole grip and one with a screw, by an accredited testing agency, to guarantee that both the hardware and cylinder of the door can withstand a manual attack lasting 3 minutes – the average amount of time it is estimated that a burglar or opportunist thief will spend trying to break into a property.