Sash Secure 240 - Security and Peace of Mind

The Sash Secure 240 undergoing testing in June 2015

Other innovative design features prevent the attacker from gaining purchase or leverage, thus preventing the removal of the glazing unit, sash or even the crucial elements of the frame. There’s even the option of chemical fixing of the unit to the fabric of the building to prevent it from being ‘blown in’ by bomb blast. The glazing unit itself conforms to LPS 1270 level BR2, rendering it resistant to a bullet from a 9mm handgun at close range. The design allows occupiers time to raise the alarm or escape to a panic room, alternative exit, helicopter pad, etc. 

The Sash Secure 240 is a fully operational traditional sash with weights and cords and meets the relevant building standards for thermal efficiency. It is, of course, draft proofed to BS 6375 part 1 and can also be combined with acoustic glass to reduce sound levels for applications in more noisy environments.

Security Features
The Sash Secure 240 has passed a series of 16 tests totalling 240 minutes of attack to SR2 security rating of LPS 1175, a standard which covers the broadest scope of physical security products in the world. Its unique design features a glazing unit integrated into the hardwood sash to prevent removal and the sash itself is fortified with specially-designed steel reinforcing devices integral to the security of the product. 

This video gives an idea of the rigorous attack a Sash Secure 240 unit underwent as part of its testing to LPS 1175 level SR2

The Sash Secure 240 traditional wooden sash window is the latest offering for the security market. Aimed at applications in conservation areas or period buildings to maintain their historic façade or appearance, this innovative traditional wooden sash window utilises a range of new security features aimed at preventing the opportunist criminal from gaining entry but also slowing down the determined attacker.

Aesthetic Design
Unlike the more ‘industrial’ designs of competitor products, the Sash Secure 240 has been designed to meet the aesthetic standards required by the more demanding London local authorities and features bespoke glazing bar design to blend in with other windows within a building or those of neighbouring façades.