Meesons, the provider of anti-tailgating entrance control solutions, introduces Rev 190, the world’s first revolving door to achieve certification to Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175: Issue 8 up to C5 (SR3). By introducing the world’s first LPS 1175 approved Revolving Door, Meesons has raised the bar in terms of security for prestigious buildings and entrance ways where retaining aesthetics is a priority. LPCB certification of the Rev 190 Revolving Door to LPS 1175 provides independent verification that it will deliver the significant levels of resistance to forced entry by hostile actors, be they burglars, terrorists or protestors. Highest standards against physical attack Meesons’ LPS 1175 Issue 8 Revolving Door is in a permanent state of attack-readiness The LPS 1175 standard reflects a broad range of threat scenarios including tool attacks by intruders acting without fear of attracting attention to their actions by using tools and entry techniques likely to generate sustained levels of noise. This is a threat that is not necessarily covered by other security standards, such as EN 1627, as explained in BRE’s Specifiers Guide to Façade Security Standards. Being independently tested to LPS 1175 in standard operation means that Meesons’ Rev 190 Security Revolving Door meets the highest standards against physical attack at all times, whilst providing specifiers with an entrance control solution that offers high architectural appeal. Meesons’ LPS 1175 Issue 8 Revolving Door is in a permanent state of attack-readiness, meaning it requires no user intervention, or secondary layer of defence, to stop criminals who are prepared to use force. Providing forced entry protection The Rev 190 Security Revolving Door is a high security, fully automatic 4-wing, bi-directional Revolving Door that remains as secure during the day is it does at night, preventing forced attack 24/7. At the same time, its sleek, stylish design creates a welcoming and non-intimidating aesthetic for legitimate building users. This makes it highly suitable for prestigious projects in the commercial, office, R&D and retail sectors. While other revolving doors may rely on a secondary barrier, such as a night shutter, to provide forced entry protection, the Rev 190 Revolving Door is a fully attack ready solution that combines functionality and forced entry protection into a single product. Robust physical security The Rev 190 Security Revolving Door addresses the need for aesthetically pleasing Meesons introduced the Rev 190 following demand from customers for a revolving door that enables a high frequency of users to transit, whilst preventing unauthorised entry. In doing so, the Rev 190 Security Revolving Door addresses the need for aesthetically pleasing, robust physical security at the entrance. Legitimate building users can present their ID card or biometric data in order to traverse Rev 190 Security Revolving Door. When specified with anti-tailgating detection the single-person authentication prevents unauthorised individuals from piggybacking their way into the facility by closely following the person in front. The Rev 190 features a range of transit modes that can be operational day/night. These allow building managers to choose between free-flow, single person authenticated access control or lock down modes, depending on their requirements. Achieving aesthetic aspirations “Our new Rev 190 Security Revolving Door is a ground-breaking addition to the revolving door sector,” said Iain Entwistle, Product Marketing Manager at Meesons. “It makes a step change in terms of security by being the first to achieve LPS 1175 Issue 8 up to C5 (SR3) and is in a permanent attack-ready state 24/7. That gives architects and security specifiers an ability to achieve their aesthetic aspirations whilst providing their client with full controllability of who is entering the facility.” Meesons has again demonstrated their willingness to listen to the needs of risk managers" Richard Flint, BRE’s Physical Security Technical and Business Development Manager, commented “Meesons has again demonstrated their willingness to listen to the needs of risk managers and their ability to develop products capable of delivering the high levels of resistance to forced entry required to achieve LPCB certification to LPS 1175.” “We expect the Rev 190 Security Revolving Door to generate high levels of interest as it is the first to be certified to LPS 1175, a standard of protection sought by a growing number of specifiers around the world wishing to mitigate the threat of forced entry into the facilities they are responsible for.” National police crime prevention Having been certified by LPCB to LPS 1175, the Rev 190 is compliant with the design of secure doorsets as set out in The Building Regulations Approved Document Q. This makes Rev 190 the only Revolving Door to be full complaint in accordance with Document Q. The product has also been accredited by Secured by Design (SBD) and becomes the only Revolving Door accredited by SBD. SBD is the national police crime prevention initiative for meeting its Police Preferred Specification for its robust qualities to deter and reduce crime. SBD is the only way for companies to achieve Police Preferred Specification for security-related products in the UK. The Rev 190 Revolving Door is a further addition to the extensive range of LPS 1175 certified products that are recognised by SBD, which already includes 11 Security Portal models.
Meesons, the supplier of entrance control solutions, becomes the first to achieve LPS 1175: Issue 8 for an extended range of Security Portals. The company was previously first to achieve Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175: Issue 7 for Security Portals. As well as successfully achieving Issue 8, the latest version of LPS 1175, which replaces Issue 7.3, Meesons has extended the range of fully compliant Security Portals. Deliver extended delays Issue 8 of LPS 1175 retains the same rigorous testing procedures as Issue 7 Jeremy Terry, Chief Executive Officer, was presented with the new Certificates by Richard Flint, Physical Security Technical and Business Development Manager at BRE, at the LPCB and SABRE workshop in London. Issue 8 of LPS 1175 retains the same rigorous testing procedures as Issue 7 with the additional of a number of new tests to reflect a broader spectrum of threat scenarios. Issue 8 therefore includes several important updates, including changes to reflect the scope of tools now available, size of tools, access to the tools, portability of the tools, power and effectiveness of the tools. The new ‘matrix’ style security ratings defined within the revised standard facilitates LPS 1175 being applied to a far wider scope of threat scenarios and supports the use of layer security to deliver extended delays. Single digit performance That means the previous single digit performance classification within Issue 7 (Security Ratings SR1 to 8) has been extended to form two elements that classify performance in terms of: Threat Level (letter A to H), corresponding with the tool kit used to evaluate the product’s intruder resistance and the number of attackers involved. The second element assigns a numeric value (1, 3, 5, 10, 15 and 20), corresponding with the minimum Delay (in minutes) provided by the product when placed in a locked position. Although the new standard covers 48 combinations of threat and delay it is envisaged that specifiers will achieve an extended delay by deploying a series of products in a layered approach. Meesons’ extended range of Issue 8 models includes the extra-large C190 Cylindrical Security Portal and large C3 Cylindrical Security Portal, which have now been successfully approved to LPS 1175: Issue 8 A1 (SR1), B3 (SR2) and C5 (SR3). Certified products All models provide a constant high security state without the requirement for external inputs In addition, a wider range of Meesons’ Security Portals have now achieved LPS 1175: Issue 8, including extra-large FPJ140 2HP Security Portal, the semi-circular FPJ140 1A & FPJ140 2S Security Portals and HPJ140 Half Security Portal. Extending the range of LPS 1175 certified products means that Meesons now offer three Security Portals approved to A1 (SR1), B3 (SR2) and C5 (SR3) and three approved to A1 (SR1) and B3 (SR2). All models provide a constant high security state without the requirement for external inputs. Specifiers looking for LPS 1175: Issue 8 Security Portals that are suitable for wheelchair access can choose the C190, FPJ1402S or FPJ140 2HP models. These three models ensure security is maintained during wheelchair transits with one door always being in the closed position, keeping a secure interlock and avoiding a potential free flow of users. Meeting customers expectations The FPJ models also have the ability to increase the internal depth with infill panels using 200 to 1000mm glazed or metal infills sections where required to improve user comfort and enable wheelchair or bike transits. Iain Entwistle, Product Marketing Manager at Meesons, said: “Our extended range of LPS 1175: Issue 8 Security Portals is now the widest in the UK and is supported by independent, rigorous testing, assessment and approval regimes. We are continually reviewing our range to ensure that they respond to all current threat levels, whilst meeting customers budget expectations. We currently have the largest range of LPS 1175: Issue 8 Security Portals in the market, meaning there is more choice for customers with solutions to enable wheelchair or bike access without compromising security.” Offering alternative aesthetics It a reality that a growing number of organisations around the world are faced with the growing threat of criminals" Presenting the certificate, Richard Flint congratulated Meesons for “not only being the first to accept the challenge to deliver products meeting LPS 1175; they were the first to achieve it and have gone on to develop a range comprising over 25 models offering alternative aesthetics, functionality and levels of forced entry protection”. Richard went on to explain “it is sadly a reality that a growing number of organisations around the world are faced with the growing threat of criminals and extremists willing to use more extreme methods of entry which are not addressed by standards such as PAS 24 and EN 1627. LPS 1175, which covers a far wider range of threat scenarios, provides specifiers and manufacturers with a mechanism by which to determine a product’s effectiveness in mitigating such threats; one that is supported by LPCB robust certification process. The LPCB mark provides assurances that products such as those Meesons has developed, are effective at delivering the levels of resistance to attack stated in the RedBook.”
Meesons has achieved a world-first after announcing that its C190-S1 to S3 Security Portals have gained approval to Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175: Issue 7 Security Ratings 1 to 3. This is an important milestone for Meesons, a company that prides itself on being the UK’s trusted entry control innovator. The LPS 1175 certificate was presented at this year’s IFSEC International event in London by Richard Flint from BRE. The C190 enables 24/7 secure controlled access with a spacious 1200mm wide cabin entrance, suitable for wheelchair access24/7 secure controlled access Gaining LPS 1175 benefits customers because it provides independent test evidence that Meesons’ C190-S1 to S3 portals meet the highest security standards, whilst providing specifiers with an entrance control solution with architectural appeal. The C190 enables 24/7 secure controlled access with a spacious 1200mm wide cabin entrance, suitable for wheelchair access, along with options to configure the portal to enable different transit modes day or night. LPS 1175 is an important security standard for forced entry resistance. It sets out requirements and testing procedures for the LPCB approval and listing of intruder resistant building components, strongpoints, security enclosures and free-standing barriers. Elegant and robust entrance control solution Achieving LPS 1175 strengthens Meesons position as a leading supplier and installer of a wide range of innovative anti-tailgating entrance control solutions. The C190-S1 to S3 Security Portals now feature in the RedBook list of LPCB approved fire and security products, a key reference for specifiers, regulators, designers and facility managers looking for high performance security products and services. “We are delighted to be the first company to achieve LPS 1175 for our C190-S1 to S3 Portals,” said Jeremy Terry, Managing Director at Meesons A.I. Ltd. “It now means specifiers can select LPS 1175 Security Portals in the knowledge that they offer a very elegant, refined and robust entrance control solution.” The C190-S1 to S3 Security Portals now provide security specifiers in the commercial, government, education and other sectors with a robust, physical barrier at entry points Commercial and government sectors LPCB standards and approvals for security products are widely recognised around the world. Testing Meesons Cylindrical C190-S1 to S3 Security Portals involved extremely thorough technical evaluation and rigorous quality audit processes to ensure they achieved the required level of protection. The C190-S1 to S3 Security Portals now provide security specifiers in the commercial, government, education and other sectors with a robust, physical barrier at entry points, yet one that still retains a high level of aesthetic appeal. Third party certification issued by LPCB is based on a combination of testing and ongoing surveillance audits. That provides security specifiers with another level of assurance that Meesons’ C190-S1 to S3 Security Portals will continue to deliver the performance achieved during testing. Offering anti-tailgating solutions Meesons is committed to driving value and efficiency through its smart physical entrance control systems. The company promotes the intelligent use of 3D modelling software, whilst making high quality technical advice and design guidance freely available to customers. Meesons offer a wide range of bespoke and innovative anti-tailgating solutions, making it the preferred choice for a growing number of security specifiers looking for a trusted entry control innovator. BRE Global Limited (incorporating LPCB & BREEAM) is an independent third party certification body for fire, security and sustainability products and services.
With IFSEC 2018 taking place from 19 – 21 June at ExCeL London, ASSA ABLOY Security Doors’ steel and timber doorsets will undergo real-life attack tests on stand H140. Hosted by expert technicians from the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB), the BRE’s Attack Zone will demonstrate the difference between certified and non-approved products, and how quickly uncertified products can be compromised. The brand’s steel and timber doorsets, which meet security rating SR3 of the LPS 1175 standard, will be tested using various methods of attack. As the most widely recognised commercial security door standard, and the one most commonly specified by architects in the UK, LPS 1175 SR3 proves that a door can deliver sufficient protection against attack a determined attack. ASSA ABLOY’s steel doorsets will be tested between 3:30-4:10pm on 19 June, while its timber doorsets will be tested between 1:00-1:40pm on 20 June. Visitors to the ASSA ABLOY stand IFSEC 2018 can be assured that the solutions from ASSA ABLOY Security Doors can meet their security needs" Standard-compliant doorsets The live demonstrations follow a successful testing day with the BRE earlier this year at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors’ factory in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Consisting of an overview of the LPS 1175 test standard, a factory tour and a practical demonstration of the doorsets’ resistance to attack, the day showcased how quickly uncertified doors can fail and how robust those that meet LPS 1175 can be. Richard Flint, Technical and Business Development Manager at BRE, said: “Following its official launch last year, our Attack Zone is returning in 2018 to highlight the difference between products that meet LPS 1175 and those that do not. By demonstrating the thorough testing that security doors have to undergo to meet the LPCB’s standards, visitors to stand H140 can be assured that the solutions from ASSA ABLOY Security Doors can meet their security needs.” ASSA ABLOY at IFSEC “The event provides a fantastic opportunity for visitors to see the capabilities of the doorsets in action, and also ask any further questions to the ASSA ABLOY Security Doors team.” Kevin Campbell, Sales Director at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, adds: “Following the recent product demonstration at our Lisburn site, we are very much looking forward to showcasing the capabilities of our LPS 1175 approved steel and timber doorsets to a much bigger audience at IFSEC 2018.” “While one doorset may look very similar to another, their resistance to attack may differ quite drastically. Providing assured safety, security and peace of mind, we look forward to testing our secure steel and timber doorsets at IFSEC 2018, Europe’s largest security exhibition.”
Security is the biggest challenge the world is facing and the need to safeguard people and property has never been greater. You need to know the products and solutions you’re making critical decisions on are fit for purpose, so IFSEC 2018 will once again partner the experts at BRE Global/LPCB to host the Attack Testing Zone. Attack Testing Zone expansions Following the hugely successful introduction of this new demonstration zone in 2017, the Attack Testing Zone will be expanded and moved to a prominent position in the Borders & Infrastructure area of IFSEC 2018, providing dramatic and energetic demonstrations of the capabilities of world class security solutions. Expert technicians from BRE Global/ LPCB will actively demonstrate the effectiveness of a range of physical security solutions. All of the products on display are LPCB Red Book approved and will have met a range of UK and European standards, so visitors will be watching top of the class products being taken to task in real time scenarios. Richard Flint, Physical Security Technical and Business Development Manager at BRE Global says: ‘’BRE Global is delighted to once again partner with IFSEC 2018 to continue with the Attack Testing Zone. We were hugely impressed at the volumes and quality of the visiting audience in 2017 and we made sure the IFSEC team expanded and relocated the Zone for 2018- such was the level of interest. It’s a unique opportunity for security professionals to see leading products being tested in real time and showcases the levels of security and protection these solutions can provide.’’ Relocation to A-list position Gerry Dunphy, Brand Director, IFSEC & Firex International says: ‘’The Attack Testing Zone was the star performer at IFSEC 2017 with visiting customers standing four-deep around the area just to get a view of what was going on. It’s clearly a major area of interest so we’re happy to follow Richard’s lead and have expanded and relocated the Zone to an A-list position within the Borders & Infrastructure area of IFSEC 2018. The Attack Testing Zone is a great example of where real time demonstrations capture the imagination of the visiting audience and it adds to the whole IFSEC experience.’’ IFSEC International 2018 will take place between 19th and 21st June at London’s ExCeL venue. Co-located with Firex International, Safety & Health Expo and Facilities Show this blend of leading events provide security, safety and facilities professionals with an unrivalled opportunity to meet with suppliers, network with peers and drive agendas.