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DHF responds to
‘new lock cylinder attack method’
10th September 2019

The Door & Hardware Federation has published a new downloadable document, produced in association with the Glass and Glazing Federation: ‘TS 007 - 2:2019 - Enhanced security for mechatronic cylinders and/or associated hardware.’ In response to the emergence of an attack method focused on cylinders used in locks.

New door assemblies are covered by PAS 24 and complete mechatronic lock assemblies by DHF TS 621.  The ‘TS 007 - 2:2019’ publication aims to provide a level of security for mechatronic cylinders comparable to that specified in BS 3621 and PAS 24. 

The document provides information on enhanced security mechatronic cylinders and security hardware intended to be used on dwellings and other buildings requiring similar levels of security. 

The specification includes a classification method and references test methods and acceptance criteria for the assessment of enhanced security mechatronic cylinders and associated security hardware. 

It covers replaceable cylinders intended for use with rim locks, and/or mortice locks, (including euro profile, oval and threaded cylinders) and associated security hardware intended to give these cylinders protection from attack.  The publication covers such cylinders and associated security hardware supplied either as a package or separately. 

In the document, which is an extension of DHF’s original specification first published in 2014, both DHF and the Glass and Glazing Federation strongly recommend that manufacturers of TS 007-rated cylinders and security door handles/escutcheons carry out third-party certification of every product claiming compliance with this specification. 

This is of particular importance because the TS 007 specification employs human testing, and certification ensures that this gives, as far as is reasonably practicable, consistent and reproducible results.  BSI offers third-party certification against TS 007 using its Kitemark brand.  In this case, the TS 007 star-rating is displayed alongside the Kitemark logo on both products and packaging.  (Other certification bodies may offer similar schemes.)

The new specification can be accessed at: https://www.dhfonline.org.uk/pg/publications/105.htm

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