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GGP JAN 2013

HARDWARE&SECURITY compliant products into the marketplace. TS 002 applies to a door viewer suitable for any entrance door. This allows the building occupant to see and identify callers without having to reveal their own identity, or even their presence, to the caller. A further security device is a door restrictor which is a chain, or limiter that restricts the door opening. Acknowledging the This keeps callers at bay increasing domestic take while allowing sufficient up of smart or key free door opening to allow locks, TS 621 has been published by DHF. conversation with the caller. These restrictors are now made to comply with the TS 003 standard. The letter plate, the flap covering the door aperture for receipt of post, is a common feature of almost all domestic and office exterior doors but they do have safety and security implications. There is a risk that a thief could manipulate the lock through the letter plate, either by hand, or using a tool. A letter plate rated to the TS008 standard guards against this risk. A free standing letter box sited externally, either on the wall of a building, or free standing on a pedestal, is an alternative to the door mounted letter plate. Letter boxes meeting the new TS 009 standard guard against the risk of theft or damage to the items of post within the letter box. All glazed security doors should have security glazing rated to BS EN 1260:2002 and be glazed in accordance with the relevant part of the Building Regulations, or Standards relating to safety glazing. Within the DHF Best Practice Guide for Specifying Security Hardware for Doors, the GGF spells out the benefit of specifying security glazing to its high standards. The DHF continues to raise the bar when it comes to door security. Choosing products from DHF members that are rated to the most recent standards gives peace of mind to the specifier. In addition, specifiers can be comfortable in the knowledge that all DHF members offer quality assured standards of competence and customer service. They all operate within a code of conduct governing standards of workmanship, quality assurance, training, safety, business integrity and CE Marking compliance. To download a copy of the DHF Best Practice Guide for Specifying Security Hardware for Doors, visit www.dhfonline.org.uk Letter boxes meeting the new TS 009 standard guard against the risk of theft or damage to the items of post within the letter box. Glass & Glazing Products January 2013 29


GGP JAN 2013
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