EN 1522/3

Windows, doors, shutters and blinds - Bullet resistance - Requirements and classification / Test method

     EN 1522 FB6 Test

Since 1998/1999, the Euro Standard EN 1522/3 has been applied Europe-wide and replaced all previous standards regarding bullet resistant testing.

This standard applies to all bulletproof doors, windows, shutters, and all other bulletproof material.

To view the products tested to the EN 1522/3 standard see the below links .

Stock items 


BR6  Guard House Transaction Window             Flat fronted Ballistic Window with opening drawer for document transfer. 

All of the above can also be manufactured in bespoke sizes.

Bespoke items 

Bullet Resistant Windows                                           Ballistic windows to resist bullets from 9mm Luger to 7.62 AP                                                    

Security Counters and Screens                                Physical, Ballistic or Blast resisting counters for any application to keep staff secure

Ballistic and Blast Resistant Guard Houses        Modular New Build or Upgrading existing. EN1522/3 FB2 to FB7 , NIJ 0108.01 LII to IV UL 752

Armoured Shipping  Containers                               Converted & Armoured New Containers to provide ballistic refuge in case of attack 

Bullet Resistant Doors                                                   A range of fully tested and certified ballistic single and double doors. 

Ballistic Vents/Louvres                                                 Bespoke products designed to allow passage of air whilst offering bullet and blast protection

Armoured Steel                                                                Ballistic grade steel for incorporation into walls and other security products 

Panic Rooms                                                                       Modular or Certified wall, Window and Doors 


 For more information and to download the EN1522/3 Data Sheet please click the link 

BS 1522 test classification for bullet windows doors 

Running alongside EN1522/3 is the glazing specification (also available in our Tech Spec section) EN1063.  More often than not if the framing requirements state FB4, glazing would be expected to reach the BR4 standard; .44 Magnum calibre weapon. 

Besides the type of weapon and the calibre, the EN1522/3 standard also defines the process of a ballistic testing.  Classifications range from FB1 to FB7/FSG and can be seen in the accompanying document.

A key point during all tests is whether material or glass on the inside of the product splinters off.  For this reason, the test results get the additional remark: 

S =spall/splinters

NS =no spall/shatterproof 

Other  Ballistic Technical Specifications

EN1063               Glass in Building - Security Glazing - Testing and Classification of Resistance Against Bullet Attack

UL752                   Standard for Bullet-Resisting Equipment

BS5051                Bullet-resistant glazing - Part 1:  for interior use- Part 2: for Exterior use

NIJ 0108.01      US National Institute of Justice Standard-Test and Certification for Ballistic Resistant Materials

Blast Specifications

GSA-TS01:2003     Standard Test Method for Glazing and Window Systems Subject to Dynamic Overpressure Loadings

EN 13541                   Glass in building - Security glazing - Testing and classification of resistance against explosion pressure 

EN 13123-2               Windows, doors and shutters - Explosion resistance - Requirements and classification

ISO 16933:2007  Glass in Building -- Explosion-Resistant Security Glazing -- Test & Classification for Arena Air-Blast Loading

Fire Specifications

UL 10C           Positive Fire Pressure Tests of Door Assemblies 

EN 1363-1    Fire resistance tests –Part 1: General Requirements

EN 1364-1     Fire resistance tests for non-load-bearing elements – Part 1: Walls

BS 476 Part 22     Fire tests on building materials and structures

EN 1634-1   Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware 

Attack Specifications

EN 1627   Pedestrian door-sets, windows, curtain walling, grilles and shutters - Burglar resistance - Requirements and classification

LPS 1270   Requirements & testing procedures for the LPCB approval & Listing of intruder resistant security glazing unit

LPS 1175 Requirements and testing procedures for the LPCB certification and listing of intruder resistant building components, strongpoints, security enclosures and free-standing barriers

EN 356         Glass in building - Security glazing - Testing and classification of resistance against manual attack.


This is an extract not a full report and Architectural Armour Ltd accepts no liability for any loss, direct, indirect or consequential damage incurred by using this information, to the fullest extent permitted by law. You should make your own judgement as regards use of this document and seek out the full test standards. 





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