Burglar resistance for aluminium windows & doors explained

Safety is the most important aspect of a home. Every day we are unfortunately informed about home invasions, mostly occurring through the doors and windows of the house. This problem concerns us all, both for our own safety and for the safety of those we love.

When designing your house, choosing the right aluminium systems and accessories are essential to ensuring your home is protected and offers the highest level of burglar resistance. As one of the leading manufacturers of architectural aluminium systems, the ultimate goal of our aluminium products is to ensure you are safe and protected in your home.

The aim of burglar resistant systems and mechanisms is to delay entry into the premises and building as much as possible. The security of an aluminum system depends on three factors: the aluminum profiles, the glazing and the accessories & mechanisms of the system. The level of burglar resistance of a window or door is determined by the minutes and tools required to break or open it. Enhanced protection and burglar resistance are therefore some of the most important factors when choosing your aluminium systems.

Tip! Make sure you choose aluminium doors and windows with multi-locking mechanisms that surround the frame.

Most systems on the market today offer burglar protection up to the level RC2. At MUSKITA you can find aluminum systems and accessories with the highest RC3 burglar resistance, such as our MU2075 system, which has been tested and certified with RC3 certification, offering maximum security with multiple locking points and specialized anti-burglar hardware.

What does the RC category certification mean?

The burglar resistance class (RC) is determined by the time it takes a burglar to break into a security door. The longer it takes a burglar to break in the higher the RC category.

RC1 is the first category that refers only to human strength that can be exerted with the hands and body.

RC2 is the second category and includes, in addition to human strength, large screwdrivers, wedges and pliers.

RC3, the third category, includes the tools of the RC2 category and additional metal levers, small manual drills and the application of specific hydraulic pressure on the sensitive points of the frame such as the hinges, pins and lock.


November 03, 2020