Gilgen sets new standards in high security shutters


Gilgen Door Systems has helped raise physical security standards again by becoming the first UK manufacturer to launch a range of security roller shutters tested and approved to the European standard BS EN1627:2011.

Following a stringent test programme designed to assess resistance to a wide range of professional attack methods, three Rolegard™ security shutter models were approved to RC3-4 standards by the LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board).

Rolegard RC3-4 security shutters are designed to target harden critical infrastructure and other facilities most at risk of break-in or terrorist attack. Alongside the new models Gilgen provides a comprehensive range of shutters that meet UK loss prevention and ‘Secured by Design’ standards, with models certified to LPS1175, issue 7, SR2-5.

Gilgen’s investment in its range means it can provide a solution for building projects where either the UK or European standard as been specified, giving customers the reassurance that their entrances are protected to the required standard.

Commenting on the launch, Managing Director, David Cerquella said “We are delighted to launch these new models which are a result of our commitment to meeting evolving market needs”.

European standards have stringent requirements which differ in many ways to British standards, for example, in the provision for static and dynamic load protection up to 10kn of pressure. To achieve the standard the shutters were designed specifically around the demands of EN1627 and through the test programme withstood simulated attempts to gain entry using professional attack methods including the use of powerful handheld tools such as electric saws, grinders and drills.

Each model is available with a choice of manual dead locks or a 24v electric solenoid locking system. These lock the bottom edge of the curtain assembly tightly against the floor to resist the high static loads used to lift and push the shutter curtain during the test program.

New SR5-B offers Multi-Attack Defence

Gilgen has also launched an SR5 rated shutter, which combines the highest physical attack standard yet achieved in a shutter with unrivalled ballistics and blast protection properties.

Rolegard SR5-B is the first security shutter certified to LPS1175, issue 7, level 5 to offer tested ballistics performance. Meeting the stringent requirements of EN1522:1999 with ballistics standards up to FB3 and FB4, Rolegard SR5-B provides protection against powerful hand-held guns such as .357 and .44 Magnum hand guns.

SR5-B features a unique Automatic Self Locking (ASL) system, which systematically locks down facilities without the need for secondary locks. This functionality helps improve protocol and prevents the lifting or jacking of the shutter; one of the most common methods of forced entry. When combined with adjustable speed settings and remote control operation this also enables facilities to react quickly to imminent threats.

SR5-B is designed to help mitigate the risk of incursion through break-in’s, hostile crowds and terrorist attacks across many high risk environments including critical national infrastructure, government and military buildings, financial centres, museums, bonded warehousing and high value commercial properties.

Its proven ability to resist multiple forms of attack enables SR5-B to be specified in applications where protection of people and property are a top priority. Ballistics and blast performance, high resistance to physical attack and a unique range of locking and activation solutions amongst other factors ensure it sets new standards in a high security shutter.

Gilgen Rolegard security range highlights:

  • LPS1175, issue 7, SR2-5
  • BS EN1627:2011, RC3-4
  • Police preferred ‘Secured by Design’
  • Insulation and acoustic performance
  • Ballistic rated to FB3- FB4
  • Blast performance (SR4-5 Models)
  • Single or heavy duty double skin models
  • Range of sizes including stainless steel
  • Manual, electric or automatic locking
  • Choice of powerful drive systems

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