intruder-resistant panic/strong rooms

the expert in intruder-resistant panic/strong rooms

A panic room (or strong room) must provide a place where people can retreat to safely in the event of an emergency or a threatening situation. Consequently, the structural aspects of the room are subject to stringent requirements. When building such a room, many contractors therefore choose to work together with aalbers|wico - the specialist in structural intruder security. We supply and install all the necessary intruder-resistant components. 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 panic rooms has not only been calculated on paper – it has been tested in practice too. At our own test centre we can see how our components stand up to the toughest of challenges. Using a range of tools, experienced ‘intruders’ test various aspects of a component’s resistance, in accordance with the applicable division into resistance classes.


Our panic rooms 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 panic room offering the actual level of resistance you need. The official standards form the starting point here, but the panic room undergoes further testing on the basis of additional criteria.

Find out more about standards for intruder-resistant panic rooms in our knowledge centre.

testing methods

The standards in the area of intruder resistance require panic rooms 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 panic rooms in our knowledge centre.

resistance classes

In the case of manual tests, the resistance class of an intruder-resistant panic room is defined on the basis of two factors: the time the ‘intruder’ takes to force his way through the panic room 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 panic rooms in our knowledge centre.
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