What does this mean?
Before the UL293 certification, Door Entry & Access Control products could only be Secured by Design accredited as a component part of an approved doorset.
This means that the individual Door Entry & Access Control products themselves were not actually accredited by Secured by Design (note that even though the individual Door Entry & Access Control products weren’t accredited by Secured by Design, independent tests confirm they did not reduce the overall security of the doorset they were installed into, hence Secured by Design accreditation is given to the doorset as a whole).
This is how many Door Entry & Access Control manufacturers claim accreditation by Secured by Design (it’s allowed, we checked).
This means that as the complete doorset is tested (by the approved test house) to Secure by Designs requirements, you have to use that exact doorset to be Secured by Design compliant. You cannot mix and match doorsets or Door Entry/Access Control products in a project, and if you did, you would invalidate the Secured by Design accreditation of the project as a whole. If any component is changed from the doorset that was originally tested, that doorset combination would not be Secured by Design accredited.
So, to ensure that Access Control products could be individually accredited by Secured by Design, they collaborated with UL (a global standards and certification body) to develop the UK specific UL293 certification. This allows Door Entry & Access Control devices to be tested individually (separate to the doorset) to high UL standards.
Traditionally, the testing of the doorset is mainly physical (to prevent forced access). However, UL293 testing subjects Access Control products to electronic & durability tests as well, so you can be sure that any product that is UL293 certified has been extensively and rigorously tested.
UL293 certification means that if your project is being developed according to Secured by Design guidelines, you can choose any UL293 certified product as an individual, standalone unit and still be assured that your project is Secured by Design compliant.
The tiles below give some great examples of what scenarios do and don’t meet Secured by Design requirements…
Which Urmet Products are UL293 Certified?
Urmet have BOTH Door Entry & Access Control products that are UL293 certified.
This means that Urmet can provide a Secured by Design UL293 certified, integrated Door Entry AND Access Control solution – giving you peace of mind that when choosing Urmet, both your Door Entry & Access Control systems will be Secured by Design compliant.
To achieve UL293 compliance, we had 3 core products tested, these being…
To find out more about any of the products listed above, simply click on the product image to visit the dedicated product page!