the expert in intruder-resistant façades
A façade is attractive and functional, but in many cases it is also the weakest part of a building's exterior. That's why intruder security often starts here - with the façade. Are you looking for an intruder-resistant façade? Then you need look no further than aalbers|wico - the specialist in structural intruder security. We manufacture, supply and install intruder-resistant façades precisely in accordance with your specifications. If you wish, they can also be offered in combination with ballistic-, blast- and fire-resistant properties.
tested by ‘intruders’
The resistance value of our façades has not only been calculated on paper – it has been tested in practice too. At our own test centre we can see how our façades stand up to the toughest of challenges. Using a range of tools, experienced ‘intruders’ test various aspects of a façade’s resistance, in accordance with the applicable division into resistance classes.
Our façades are based on standards such as NEN 5096, EN 1627-1630, EN 356 and ISO 16936, but we can also go one step further. If stipulated in the Schedule of Requirements, we can supply a façade offering the actual level of resistance you need. The official standards form the starting point here, but the façade undergoes further testing on the basis of additional criteria.
Find out more about standards for intruder-resistant façades in our knowledge centre
The standards in the area of intruder resistance require façades to be tested in three ways: with a static load, with a dynamic load and by means of manual intrusion tests.
Find out more about testing methods for intruder-resistant façades in our knowledge centre
In the case of manual tests, the resistance class of an intruder-resistant façade is defined on the basis of two factors: the time the ‘intruder’ takes to force his way through the façade and the tools that may be used for this purpose. The longer the time taken and the heavier the tools, the higher the resistance class.
Find out more about resistance classes for intruder-resistant façades in our knowledge centre