Burglary protection

What to do?

Feeling safe is great. You may think that shatter-proof glass will keep burglars away. But your burglary protection will be just as reliable as its weakest component. Burglar-proof glazing requires proper gluing of glass panes in the window frame. Therefore we recommend relying on our tested and certified adhesives for gluing your windows.

Resistance classes RC1N to RC6 define the quality of burglary protection. The higher the resistance class chosen the longer will a burglar need to overcome the obstacle. While objects of resistance class RC1 can be overcome in a relatively short time by means of a screwdriver or similar tool, forcing one’s way into an object with burglary protection of higher resistance classes will require more time as well as special tools.

Resistance classes according to DIN EN 1627

Resistance classPeriod of resistanceType of burglarRamsauer products
RC1 N0-3 minutesBasic or low protection against attempts to break in using physical force (e.g. jumping against the object, kicking, tearing out, etc.)
RC 2 N3 minutesOpportunist burglars use simple tools such as screwdrivers, pliers and wedges to break open the closed and locked component. This class uses standard glass only.
RC 23 minutesIn addition to the requirements for RC 2 N, glazing according to EN 356 is mandatory.670, 690
RC 35 MinutenExperienced burglars use a second screwdriver and a crowbar to break open the closed and locked component.670, 690
RC 410 minutesEven experienced burglars using sawing and striking tools, axes, chisels, hammers, and drilling machines will have to make major efforts to break into rooms protected by safety doors of resistance class 4. no
RC 515 minutesParticularly experienced criminals use additional electrical tools such as drilling machines, jig saws, sabre saws, and angle grindersno
RC 620 minutesThis resistance class is the optimum barrier against burglars. They will have a chance to overcome this barrier only by means of special, large electrical tools, and only with major efforts.no

RC glue joint (diagram)

  • Compatibility with the adjoining substrates and edge sealing materials must be tested in advance.
  • Use a primer if required.
  • Introduce a bead of adhesive into the groove base.

  • Introduce the glass unit into the adhesive bed
  • Install blocks properly and according to standards.
  • Attention: Use only compatible glazing blocks

  • Apply adhesive all around the groove base without any gaps.

  • Attach glass retaining strips
  • Seal joints by means of a tested glazing sealant if required.

Tested RC3-adhesive:

690 2-Komponenten MS Kleber

  • This adhesive does not contain any silicone, solvents or isocyanate
  • Cures virtually without shrinking and without any odour
  • Tested for RC3-glue joints
  • Quick and convenient application of the 2-component system
  • Very low emission – EMICODE® EC1-R
  • Remains elastic after curing
  • Also available in the user friendly 250 ml coaxial cartridge

Geprüfter RC3-Klebstoff:

670 2-Komponenten Kleber

  • 2-component adhesive on a silicone basis
  • Odourless formula on an alkoxy basis
  • Cures virtually without shrinking
  • Tested for RC3-glue joints
  • Compatible with a wide variety of edge sealing materials and laminated safety glass units
  • Quick and convenient application of the 2-component system by means of conventional equipment
  • Remains elastic even after curing