Friday 13 September 2019

DHF publishes TS 007-2:2019 in collaboration with the Glass and Glazing Federation

DHF’s newly-published document:
 TS 007-2: 2019

Tamworth-based trade association, DHF (Door & Hardware Federation), has published a new downloadable document for the building and hardware sector, named TS 007 - 2:2019 - Enhanced security for mechatronic cylinders and/or associated hardware.

DHF's new Technical Specification (produced in association with the Glass and Glazing Federation) has been prepared following 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.)

DHF’s Commercial Manager, Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens explains: 
“We have worked closely with the Glass and Glazing Federation to produce part two of our TS 007 specification which offers information on levels of security for mechatronic cylinders comparable to that specified in BS 3621 and PAS 24,” 
“We hope that it provides the basis for a greater element of clarity for those working in the security hardware sector, and most importantly, improved security performance and protection for mechatronic cylinders.”

The new specification can be accessed here:

DHF will be exhibiting at the Master Locksmith Association (MLA) event at The International Centre in Telford from 4-6 October and can be found on stand TT8:

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