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This specification covers voluntary performance requirements and methods of laboratory tests for the resistance to forced entry of window and door assemblies. The capability of window and door assemblies to frustrate opportunistic entry by unskilled and semi-skilled intruders is addressed by the specification. However, detention facilities or window and door assemblies attacked by professional, sophisticated intruders are not addressed. The specified requirements are limited to window and door assemblies only as manufactured, regardless of their materials or method of manufacture. They do not include requirements for secondary or storm windows and doors, doors intended for vehicular access, or skylights. The window assemblies, sliding door assemblies, and swinging door assemblies shall be subject to forced entry test through the hand manipulation test. Assembly glazed area shall be subject to a missile impact test.
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1.1 This specification covers voluntary performance requirements and methods of test for the resistance to forced entry of window and door assemblies. This specification addresses the capability of window and door assemblies to frustrate opportunistic entry by unskilled and semi-skilled intruders. This specification does not address detention facilities or window and door assemblies attacked by professional, sophisticated intruders.
1.2 These requirements are limited to window and door assemblies only as manufactured, regardless of their materials or method of manufacture. They do not include requirements for secondary or storm windows and doors, doors intended for vehicular access, or skylights. This is a laboratory test, not a field test that simulates an installed condition.
1.3 This specification provides a uniform set of guidelines based upon currently available information and research. As new information and research becomes available it will be considered.
1.4 All values are stated in SI units and are to be regarded as standard. Values given in parentheses are for information only. Certain values contained in reference documents cited and quoted herein may be stated in inch-pound units and must be converted by the user.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E631 Terminology of Building Constructions
E1886 Test Method for Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors, and Impact Protective Systems Impacted by Missile(s) and Exposed to Cyclic Pressure Differentials
E2025 Test Method for Evaluating Fenestration Components and Assemblies for Resistance to Impact Energies
F476 Test Methods for Security of Swinging Door Assemblies
F588 Test Methods for Measuring the Forced Entry Resistance of Window Assemblies, Excluding Glazing Impact
F842 Test Methods for Measuring the Forced Entry Resistance of Sliding Door Assemblies, Excluding Glazing Impact
F1233 Test Method for Security Glazing Materials And Systems
AAMA StandardsANSI/AAMA/WDMA101/I. Voluntary Performance Specifications for Windows, Skylights, and Glass Doors
ICS Number Code 91.060.50 (Doors and windows)
UNSPSC Code 92120000(Security and personal safety)
ASTM E2395-06(2013), Standard Specification for Voluntary Security Performance of Window and Door Assemblies with and without Glazing Impact, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top