New certificate

Hoppe has become certified under the newly introduced STS217 certification scheme for TS007 lever handles, Element Materials Technology (which acquired Exova last year) has announced.

The scheme, which tests security handles for burglar resistance, is a recent addition to the testing offering at Element’s supersite in Wednesbury. The process involves a manual attack test, designed to combat cylinder snapping.

John Prosser, marketing services for product range and assortment at Hoppe, said: “The STS217 certification scheme is a fantastic way to prove to our customers that our products won’t be compromised by common methods of attack used by opportunist burglars. As TS007 is one of the only standards to cover the retrofit market, it also allows us to offer our customers a more flexible approach to retrofitting security hardware without having to worry about performance.”