Security Handles from HOPPE
PAS24 is a specification that addresses the security requirements for complete door assemblies and is endorsed by Secured By Design. Part 2 of one particular section of PAS24 (Clause A.11) addresses cylinder snapping which is proven to be one of the most vulnerable areas of a doorset. In order to satisfy the requirements of PAS24 Clause A.11, part 2 a cylinder with anti drill, core extraction and manipulation has to be fitted. This cylinder is then only vulnerable to snapping at its central construction and has to be protected which is where security hardware is required. This is tested in accordance with Clause A.11, part 1 and addresses a manual attack element where a specific tool kit is used to find ways of breaking through the security hardware to expose the cylinder & snap it before gaining entry.
In more recent amendments to PAS24 Clause A.11, a variation of an existing tool (Mole Grips) has been included to increase the attack strength on security hardware and has led to a greater risk of door handle sets being compromised in terms of their ability to secure & protect. The modified mole grip tool was introduced in an amendment to the PAS24 document in 2011 and has since been updated once more in September 2012. PAS24: 2012 therefore requires any companies not already having test evidence or certification to include the upgraded tooling list to upgrade this at their respective products next audit stage. Companies also testing for the first time will now have to test in accordance with PAS24: 2012.