Two European standards currently serve as the ballistics reference and provide the framework for the testing and classification of resistance to attack by bullets.
These standards include:
- construction elements subjected to tests (security glazing => EN 1063 / windows, doors, shutters and blinds => EN 1522-1523)
- a different symbol to illustrate the classes (the letters ‘BR’ for standard EN 1063 and ‘FB’ for standard EN 1522-1523)
- test that are carried out only at the core of the element for standard EN 1063, additional tests that also cover the seals and structures for standard EN 1522-1523.
The standard regulates a series of parameters to provide a framework for the laboratory tests in order to obtain comparable test results.
Glazing is classified in levels BR1 to BR7 and doors in FB1 to FB7. However, there are also other, so-called ‘open’ classes that include hunting rifles and specific military weapons such as the Kalashnikov (classes FSG, SG2, AK47, etc.).
To see the table giving the tools and test times imposed for each class in the standard, download our documentation on the bullet-proof protection standards!