Developed in response to the increase in attacks on retailers and institutions, Romag ProtectGlaz LPS 1270 has been designed and developed in accordance with LPS 1270 to offer increased protection against sustained physical attack.
Available in a range of thicknesses, Romag’s newly designed glazing offers the thinnest and lightest construction on the market to enable customers to provide the desired level of protection with minimal impact on visual quality and increased flexibility of design.
Phil Murray, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Romag, said: “As a specialist glass processor we endeavour to provide our customers with market leading security glazing solutions. Our teams have been working to provide customers with the desired levels of protection whilst still allowing flexibility of design.
“ProtectGlaz LPS 1270 glass offers resistance against aggressive and sustained attempts to enter a property by force which is ideal for retailers and institutions showcasing high value items. In addition, when combined with LPS 1175 compliant products, ProtectGlaz LPS 1270 offers a total intruder resistance solution to LPS 1270 SR3.”
The Romag ProtectGlaz LPS 1270 range has been designed by its highly experienced in house technical team and tested externally by LPCB to meet stringent quality requirements. The LPS1270 standard goes beyond previous European standards and evaluates glass susceptibility to attacks involving different times and tools available to an intruder.
Security Glass consultant, Mick Fitch, Director of Risktech, added “Until recently 11.5mm laminated anti-bandit glass has been used in jewellery display windows to provide protection against smash and grab attacks using simple hand tools e.g. sledge hammers and axes. However, glazing to this standard is not adequate where jewellery pieces or watches with high item values are being displayed.
“Glazing to the European standard BS EN 356 can provide better protection if polycarbonate is used as the interlayer but this glazing is not really the answer insurers wanted to the smash and grab problem.
“This lead to the development of LPS 1270 by the BRE. This provides insurers with a range of grades of laminated glass which can be recommended for use in jewellery windows and other locations where a good level of physical protection is necessary e.g. counter screens etc. However, a problem in the past with more robust constructions has been that it is thicker than the existing shop front glazing which made retrofitting the glazing into existing shop fronts difficult and expensive.
“Romag now have BRE graded glass but which is also thin enough to be fitted into existing shop fronts. In view of these features their glazing is highly recommended for the jewellery trade and for other trades where glazing providing a good level of physical resistance is required.”