Why is Forced Entry Resistance Important?
It’s important to determine what level of protection is appropriate for the building’s use and location. Government buildings are usually more at risk for physical attacks. Retail and commercial tenants tend to be more concerned with theft. Schools are often a hybrid of burglary prevention and safety.
ASTM F3038 Standard Test Method for Timed Evaluation of Forced-Entry-Resistant Systems
Typically specified for high risk buildings, the ASTM F3038 test method allows one to specify forced entry prevention of 5, 15, 30, or 60 minutes. The test is comprised of six men attacking the door with everything from sledgehammers to battering rams. If the attackers breach the door, the product fails.