“We have summarised the test results achieved at the PIV Verlbert test institute, and are now providing these to window manufacturers as ‘activPilot RC3 system check’ in the licensing procedure,” explains Martin Laubrock, the Head of the Window Fittings Customer Centre at Winkhaus.
The condition for receiving this licence is the completion of RC3 training with Winkhaus. This training provides window specialists with all the necessary knowledge for building burglary-resistant windows and French doors. With the activPilot fitting system, both one-piece and two-piece turn-tilt windows and fixed pane elements can be designed with RC3 resistance. "The requirements for resistance class RC3 can be achieved in combination with PVC profiles of various system integrators. Aluplast, Gealan, Inoutic, Profine, Rehau, Salamander/Brügmann, Schüco and Veka profiles are currently taken into account,” confirms Mr Laubrock.
Addition to the German police force's directory of approved manufacturers
Following successful completion of the training, participants receive extensive documentation, which also later serves as specific aids in day-to-day work. In addition to the necessary processing guidelines, the manuals contain also contain the RC3 certificates of performance (test certificates).
"The first German producers have already had their RC3 windows certified with the documents we provide and as such have been included in the police directory of approved manufacturers for tested and certified burglary-resistant windows,” says Mr Laubrock.