1.1 This guide addresses the use of test methods that cover Forced Entry and Ballistics Resistant (FEBR) walls, ceilings, roofs, doors, windows and other opening protectives of various materials and types of construction. These test methods address assemblies and systems that are intended for use in secure areas of buildings where protection against forced entry and firearms attacks is of high priority. 1.2 Assemblies investigated under these test methods include walls, ceilings, roofs, security frames, frame anchoring, doors and hardware, security glazing, panels, deal trays, pass drawers, HVAC louvers, grilles, roof hatches and other opening protectives. 1.3 These test methods are designed to test the capability of FEBR assemblies and systems to prevent, delay, and frustrate attempts to forcibly enter secure areas through building exteriors and secure areas within the interiors of buildings 1.4 These test methods are not designed to address other threats or attacks, such as, blast attack, or the long term attack of corrosive agents. 1.5 These test methods are also designed to test the capability of FEBR assemblies and systems to resist a ballistics attack of the type that would be expected from an attacker or group of attackers equipped with various firearms including military small arms. 1.6 These test methods apply to FEBR assemblies and systems that serve as protection for building exteriors and secure areas inside of buildings. 1.7 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only. 1.8 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.
Physical security; forced entry; forced entry resistant; bullet resistant; ballistics resistant; FEBR; security doors; security windows; security walls; security roofs; security barriers; control rooms; control enclosures
The standard is needed in order to provide guidance in selecting the best test methods for FEBR products and systems that suit various security applications
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
Developed by Subcommittee: E54.05
Staff Manager: Kevin Shanahan
Date Initiated: 06-10-2015
Technical Contact: James Stapleton Jr.
Ballot: E54.05 (15-01)
Status: Will Reballot Item
Ballot: E54.05 (21-01)
Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution