Specification & Protection Levels

At D.W. Price Security we are happy to work to any clearly defined specification or to meet a special or unusual need. The vast majority of our products and assemblies are made to order and all installations are custom built. Every contract is individual, and we are happy to advise on ways to achieve economies where safety standards are not compromised. Our starting point is always the client’s ultimate need, rather than the ease of manufacture or use of standard components.

The quality resistance and quality standards to which we normally work, and which we recommend wherever suitable, are as follows.


BS 5544:1978


Specification for anti-bandit glazing (glazing resistant to manual attack).


BS 5357:2007


Code of practice for installation and application of security glazing.


BS EN 356:2000


Glass in building. Security glazing. Testing and classification of resistance against manual attack.


BS EN 1063:2000


Glass in building. Security glazing. Testing and classification of resistance against bullet attack.


BS 5051-1:1988


Bullet-resistant glazing. Specification for glazing for interior use.


BS EN 1522:1999


Windows, doors, shutters and blinds. Bullet resistance. Requirements and classification.


BS EN 1523:1999


Windows, doors, shutters and blinds. Bullet resistance. Test method.


BS 8300:2001


Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people. Code of practice.

Levels of Resistance

The following tables provide information on the most popular resistance specifications.

Weapon type Test standard Level or class Ammunition description Velocity Range m/s Strikes
per
panel
Panels Test range Note
Handgun NIJ 0108.01 I .22 LR 2.6g LRNS 320±12 5 1 5.0 Cone Point
.38 15.2 LRNS 259±15
Handgun BS/EN1063 / BS/EN1522 BR1 / FB1 .22 LR 2.6g LRNS 360±10 3 3 10.0
Handgun NIJ 0108.01 IIA .357 JSP 10.2g 381±15 5 1 5.0 Flat Nose
9mm FMJ 8.0g 332±12
Handgun BS 5051 G0 9mm FMJ 7.4g 405±15 3 3 3.0
Handgun BS/EN1063 / BS/EN1522 BR2 / FB2 9mm FMJ 8.0g 400±10 3 3 5.0
Handgun NIJ 0108.01 II .357 JSP 10.2g 425±15 5 1 5.0
9mm FMJ 8.0g 358±12
Handgun BS 5051 G1 .357 JSP 10.2g 405±15 3 3 3.0
Handgun BS/EN1063 / BS/EN1522 BR3 / FB3 .357 FMJ 10.2g 430±10 3 3 5.0
Handgun & carbine NIJ 0108.01 IIIA .44 LSWC 15.6g 426±15 5 1 5.0
9mm FMJ 8.0g 426±12
Handgun BS/EN1063 / BS/EN1522 BR4 / FB4 .44 FMJ 15.6g 440±10 3 3 5.0
Handgun & carbine BS 5051 G2 .44 JSP 15.6g 471±15 3 3 3.0
Shotgun BS 5051 S86 12G SLUG 28.35g 426±20 1 3 3.0
Shotgun BS/EN 1063 SG1 12G SLUG 31.0g 420±20 1 3 10.0
Shotgun BS/EN 1063 / BS/EN1522 SG2 / FSG 12G SLUG 31.0g 420±20 3 3 10.0
Rifle BS 5051 R1 5.56 FMJ 4.0g 934±15 3 3 10.0 SS109 (1-7)
Rifle BS/EN1063 / BS/EN1522 BR5 / FB5 5.56 FMJ 4.0g 950±10 3 3 10.0 SS109 (1-7)
Rifle NIJ 0108.01 III 7.62 FMJ 9.7g 838±15 5 1 15.0 M80
Rifle BS 5051 R2 7.62 FMJ 9.3g 830±15 3 3 10.0
Rifle BS/EN1063 / BS/EN1522 BR6 / FB6 7.62 FMJ 9.5g 830±10 3 3 10.0
Rifle NIJ 0108.01 IV 7.62 FMJ 10.8g 868.5±15 1 1 15.0 M2AP
Rifle BS/EN1063 / BS/EN1522 BR7 / FB7 7.62 FMJ 9.8g 820±10 3 3 10.0 M61 (1-10)