Certification - legal aspects

All fire resistant electric strikes require certification.

The rules governing the trade of electric strikes on the market are the Construction Products Act and Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council (CPR 305/2011).

"This Regulation lays down conditions for the placing or making available on the market of construction products by establishing harmonised rules on how to express the performance of construction products in relation to their essential characteristics and on the use of CE marking on those products."

 The requirements of Regulation 305/2011 are mandatory for those products for which the harmonized standards apply. For electric strikes it is the harmonized standard PN-EN 14846: 2010. It defines the test methods for the strength and function of the electric strikes used in doors, and defines the role of research and certification bodies. Although not all the standards for construction products have harmonized status, these regulations are unequivocal in the case of electric locks, and each electric strike must be certified.